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Indonesia to Receive New Hercules in 2022

Indonesia to Receive New Hercules in 2022

The first C-130J will arrive in Indonesia towards the end of 2022, according to Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force Air Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo. Indonesia's procurement of the C-130J was revealed in September when Prasetyo visited the production line and took a photo with a part of the first aircraft being manufactured for the country.

The latest C-130J Hercules transport aircraft, according to Air Force Chief of Staff (KSAU) Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo, will arrive in Indonesia towards the end of 2022. "For transport aircraft, we will shortly add C-130J aircraft, which are slated to arrive at the end of next year," said Fadjar on Wednesday at Halim Perdanakusuma in Jakarta. According to Fadjar, the Hercules transport aircraft became the mainstay of the Indonesian Air Force, particularly for humanitarian missions after calamities in the country.

"In the case of a tragedy, the Hercules plane is the backbone of the Indonesian Air Force," said Fadjar. In addition to transporting aircraft, Indonesia is expected to buy Dassault Rafale fighter jets from France and F-15EX fighter jets from the United States shortly.

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