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Indonesian Air Force Receives Final Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules Military Transport Aircraft

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Indonesian Air Force Receives Final Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules Military Transport Aircraft

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Indonesian Air Force Receives Final Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules Military Transport Aircraft
Indonesian Air Force Receives Final Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules Military Transport Aircraft

The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) has announced that it has received its fifth and final Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules military transport aircraft with tail number A-1342. The Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 16 May that after C-130J-30 (A-1342) aircraft departed the Lockheed Martin plant at Marietta, Georgia, it was flown towards Jakarta via San Diego, Honolulu, the Marshall Islands, and Guam. The fifth Super Hercules has arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in Jakarta. Janes reported that Four C-130J-30s were to be delivered by October 2023, with the final aircraft to be delivered in January 2024.

The Indonesian Air Force has quietly signed a contract with Lockheed Martin for C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft. The Super Hercules aircraft was selected to strengthen the Air Force since its previous generations had proven their quality, particularly in terms of landings on questionable airstrips. The C-130J-30 Super Hercules has advantages in terms of an integrated avionics system and a more efficient engine. The arrival of the new aircraft increases the number of C-130s in Indonesian Air Force service to 27 aircraft. Its attempts to cover the country’s expansive territorial and political geography.

Indonesian Air Force #TNIAU fifth C-130J-30 Super Hercules (A-1342) has landed at Halim AFB, East Jakarta
Indonesian Air Force fifth C-130J-30 Super Hercules (A-1342) military transport aircraft has landed at Halim AFB, East Jakarta. (Photo by Airmentv/TNIAU)

In September 2021, it was reported that Indonesian Air Force ordered five C-130J-30 aircraft from Lockheed Martin for the Indonesian Air Force in 2019, with the first aircraft already under construction. three C-130J-30s were delivered in 2023: the first in March 2023 (serial no A-1339), the second aircraft in June 2023 (A-1340), and the third in August 2023 (A-1343). A fourth aircraft (A-1344) was delivered in January 2024. All five aircraft are to be deployed with the Air Squadron 31 at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Adding that the new acquisitions will “reinforce” Air Squadron 31, which operates a mix of C-130s.

The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems. The C-130J is the newest version of the C-130 Hercules, and the only model currently in production. It has four Rolls-Royce AE 2100D turboprops that can generate 4,700 horsepower and capable of reaching the highest speed of 660 km/h at an altitude of 6,706 meters (m). The aircraft has a cargo compartment with a length of 16.9 m; a width of 3.12 m; and a height of 2.74 m, and a carrying capacity of 20 tons. The C-130J Super Hercules can carry eight pallets or 97 stretchers, 128 combat troops, and 92 paratroopers.

With this latest delivery, Lockheed Martin has completed the contract to supply five C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft to Indonesian Air Force. (Photo by Airmentv/TNIAU)
With this latest delivery, Lockheed Martin has completed the contract to supply five C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft to Indonesian Air Force. (Photo by Airmentv/TNIAU)

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