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Lockheed Martin delivers first C-130J-30 Super Hercules to the Indonesian Air Force

February 21, 2023 (by Stephanie Stinn) - Lockheed Martin delivered the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) during a ceremony on February 21st, 2023, commemorating a new era in Hercules operations for this longtime C-130 operator.

Lockheed Martin delivered the first of five C-130J-30s (#A-1339) to the Indonesian Air Force on February 21, 2023. [Lockheed Martin photo by Thinh D. Nguyen]

The TNI-AU's new C-130J-30s offer increased cargo capacity, speed, range, power, performance, and lower operating costs over its legacy C-130s to support the TNI-AU's wide range of mission requirements for decades to come. These new C-130J-30s expand the TNI-AU's ability to partner on missions and training opportunities with allies and regional forces that also operate Super Hercules.

"Indonesian Air Force crews have long trusted the C-130 to support the most challenging of missions facing Indonesia and other nations in the Pacific," said Rod McLean, vice president, and general manager, of Air Mobility & Maritime Missions programs at Lockheed Martin. "This new era of Super Hercules operations supports Indonesia in achieving mission success with a highly tailored airlift fleet that ensures TNI-AU crews can support any task — anywhere, anytime — with more power, strength, and capability for decades to come."

Indonesia has operated C-130s since the 1960s, using its Hercules fleet for critical national and regional missions such as delivering humanitarian aid and disaster relief, as well as providing military and peacekeeping support around the Pacific Rim.

The C-130J Super Hercules is the worldwide choice in tactical airlift, serving 26 operators in 22 nations. To date, more than 520 C-130Js have been delivered and the Super Hercules remains unmatched in its ability to support 18 different mission requirements.

Courtesy of © 2023 Lockheed Martin Corporation

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    C-130J Indonesia Delivery Ceremony on February 21, 2023. Ambassador Rosan Roeslani (the Republic of Indonesia’s ambassador to the United States), Air Chief Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo (chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force), Rod McLean (vice president and general manager of the Air Mobility & Maritime Missions Line of Business at Lockheed Martin and vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Georgia, site), Air Marshal Donny Taufanto (secretary general of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence) and Mark Jarvis (director of International Programs, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin). 20230221 -- [Lockheed Martin Photo by Thinh D. Nguyen]

    Air Chief Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo sits in the pilot's seat of the recently delivered C-130J-30 to Indonesia on February 21, 2023. [Lockheed Martin Photo by Thinh D. Nguyen]