Philippine Air Force advances fleet with C-130J-30 Super Hercules

Philippine Air Force advances fleet with C-130J-30 Super Hercules

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has initiated the purchase of three C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters, part of their ongoing efforts to modernize their fleet. The Department of National Defense (DND) recently authorized the procurement, signaling a significant advancement in the PAF's transport capabilities. This acquisition, which commenced in 2021 under the AFP Modernization Program, was granted to Lockheed Martin, a renowned American corporation specializing in aerospace, defense, and technology.


Since the 1970s, the PAF has utilized C-130 aircraft for various missions, including humanitarian aid, military operations, and disaster relief across the Indo-Pacific region. The inclusion of the C-130J-30 model in their inventory marks a substantial stride toward fortifying their defense capabilities, offering an expanded cargo space compared to the standard C-130J variant. Lockheed Martin plans to commence deliveries in 2026.

Rod McLean, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's air mobility and maritime missions, praised the Philippine Air Force for their demonstrated commitment to using the C-130 to provide assistance and hope in diverse conditions. This addition to the PAF's fleet contributes to the global presence of the C-130J Super Hercules, now operating in 22 countries.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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