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Indonesia receives final C-130H Hercules transport from Australia

17 February 2020
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Indonesia has taken delivery of the fifth and final C-130H Hercules transport aircraft ordered from Australia in July 2013.

The aircraft was formally inducted into the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) in a ceremony held on 15 February at the Abdul Rachman Saleh airbase in Malang, East Java.

The Indonesian Air Force received on 15 February the fifth and final C-130H Hercules transport aircraft ordered from Australia in July 2013. (Indonesian Air Force)The Indonesian Air Force received on 15 February the fifth and final C-130H Hercules transport aircraft ordered from Australia in July 2013. (Indonesian Air Force)

The aircraft, with tail number A-1338, will be operated by Skadron Udara 32 (Aviation Squadron 32), which is headquartered at the airbase.

In 2012 Australia approved the donation of four ex-Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130Hs to the TNI-AU, with all of the aircraft being handed over to the TNI-AU by early 2017 after undergoing maintenance work.

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