A Royal Danish Air Force C-130J doing an overshoot of Karup Airbase in June 2011 (Image © DanNav)

Danish Herc to support UN in Central Africa

A Royal Danish Air Force C-130J doing an overshoot of Karup Airbase in June 2011 (Image © DanNav)
A Royal Danish Air Force C-130J doing an overshoot of Karup Airbase in June 2011 (Image © DanNav)

A Royal Danish Air Force C-130J tactical airlifter will support the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic. The Danish Parliament has okayed the additional contribution on 10 April 2014. The Super Hercules was already available for the MINSUMA mission in Mali.

Mali will say the first priority for the Herc, but the RDAF is considering sending additional crew, liaison officers, medical and security personnel to increase its availability. But according to the Ministry of Defence the contribution is likely not to exceed the 60 men and women envisaged as the maximum number of personnel needed for both ops.

The Flyvevåbnet’s C-130 transports personnel and material, including hazardous goods, between the countries in the Central African region, at the disposal of the UN commander in the area. The mission will end at 1 July 2014.

Source: Royal Danish Air Force