The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received a modernised Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the country’s Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA), it was announced on 19 September.
The aircraft, TC-70, was upgraded by Argentinean technicians that had been trained by L3 Technologies. A total of five C-130s will be renovated, with the last two aircraft (TC-64 and TC-66) being delivered in 2019. The upgrades are designed to keep the FAA’s Hercules fleet operational for another two decades.
The upgrade is part of a wider revamp of Argentina’s airborne capabilities, with recent acquisitions including Bell 412EP helicopters and Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II trainer and light combat aircraft from the United States.
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