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Two Ex-USAF C-130H’s transferred to Chile

April 28, 2021 (by Asif Shamim) - The United States Air Force coordinated the transport of a donation of more than 87,000 personal protection items that were sent to Chile by the American non-profit, Project Hope, in order to help Chile respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The donation, which was transported from the United States aboard a C-130 aircraft, arrived at the Chilean Air Force (FACH) El Bosque Air Base on Thursday, April 22.

The Project Hope donation was transferred aboard one of the two C-130 Hercules that are being transferred to Chile this year by the United States Air Force, in accordance with the provisions established by the Foreign Assistance Act. from the United States. This transfer has the authorization of the United States Congress and its delivery came at no cost to Chile.

The transfer of the aircraft (#74-1674) is an expression of the friendship between the two countries and reflects the excellent and extensive cooperation between the United States and Chile.

The two C-130s correspond to the H model, manufactured by Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics, which will be integrated into the Chilean Air Force fleet. These are tactical airborne ships that are characterized by their use in a wide variety of operations, from the transfer of troops and logistics equipment, helicopters, and armed vehicles, to support in medevac and firefighting missions. The second C-130 will be transferred to Chile in the months to come.


Courtesy of U.S. Mission Chile

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