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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...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...