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SAAF evaluating offer of acquiring ex-US C-130H Hercules

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The United States has offered South Africa retired C-130H Hercules transport aircraft to replace its ageing C-130BZ fleet, with the South African Air Force...

Niger receives second ex-US C-130 Hercules

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Niger’s Air Force has officially taken delivery of the second of three C-130H Hercules transport aircraft from the United States. The US military formally transferred...

Hercules in runway excursion at AFB Ysterplaat

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules ended up off the runway after landing at Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat on Sunday morning...

New Zealand says to buy five new Super Hercules aircraft

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New Zealand said on Friday that it will purchase five C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin to replace its existing fleet. “Along with...

SAAF C-130 Hercules suffers collapsed nosewheel

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One of the South African Air Force’s C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has suffered from a nosewheel collapse, but damage appears to be limited. The incident...

Destination of mystery air force Hercules flight revealed

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft recently photographed at the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena was...

SA Air Force celebrates first African female C-130 commander

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) recently celebrated the qualification of its first African female C-130 Hercules commander. Media were invited to witness...

Kellstrom and Astra supplying spares for SAAF C-130s

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US-based company Kellstrom Defence Aerospace and South Africa's Astra Aircraft Corporation have been awarded a contract to support the South African Air...

Lockheed Martin still sees the C-130J as being the solution to...

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Dennys Plessas, Vice President Business Initiatives at Lockheed Martin, has reason to feel better about what the American aerospace giant is getting...

Indonesia to review ageing air force fleet after deadly crash

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Indonesia's president promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death...

US confirms Ethiopian C-130E Hercules donation

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United States embassy officials in Addis Ababa have confirmed that the Ethiopian government has received a single Lockheed C-130E Hercules transport aircraft...

Remaining 11 South African bodies repatriated home from Nigeria

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A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft landed in Pretoria in the early hours of Friday morning containing the bodies of the remaining South...

Another Nigerian C-130 is refurbished

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The Nigerian Air Force will soon take delivery of a refurbished C-130 Hercules transport aircraft after it underwent more than two years...

77 killed in Algerian Air Force C-130 crash

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A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft carrying members of the Algerian armed forces and their relatives crashed into a mountain on Tuesday, killing...

SAAF holds Air Capability Demonstration

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The South African Air Force yesterday held its live fire Air Capability Demonstration at the Roodewal bombing range outside Polokwane, successfully demonstrating...

Nigerian C-130 for upgrade escorted by French, UK aircraft following technical...

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A Nigerian Air Force C-130 Hercules transport en route to the United Kingdom had to be escorted by French and UK air...

Army orders more Starstreak, HF radios

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The South African Army has placed significant defence orders with a variety of contractors for a new generation of high frequency radios,...

Fact file: Lockheed Martin C130BZ Hercules medium tactical transport

The South African Air Force C-130 fleet consists of seven platforms (401 - 407) purchased in 1963 before a US arms embargo...

SAAF to review ageing transport fleet

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is reconsidering its fixed wing mobility capability in its entirety. This is as a result of...