ATLANTA: Lockheed Martin has handed over the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU).
In a press statement, the company said that the aircraft was delivered to the TNI-AU at its Marietta factory in Georgia on 21 February. The TNI-AU said in its official social media account that the aircraft (serial number A-1339) was received by the Chief of Staff of the TNI-AU, Air Chief Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo.
The TNI-AU added that the aircraft will depart from the United States on 28 February. It is expected to arrive in Indonesia on 6 March. “Three TNI-AU personnel will be accompanied on the flight,” the air force said.
The aircraft, which was delivered in a low-observable grey scheme, differs from the standard camouflage colour scheme employed by the TNI-AU’s C-130 fleet. The aircraft was also shown with the emblem of the TNI-AU’s Air Squadron 31.
- Janes / News Agencies