Argentina receives the last modernised C-130 Hercules
The Argentine Air Force has been increasing efforts to improve its fleet and received its last modernised C-130 Hercules. The delivery ceremony of the fifth upgraded aircraft was conducted on 23 December in the facilities of the state-owned company FAdeA.
The modernisation of the five units of the aircraft was conducted by FAdeA with the resources of the National Defence Fund (FONDEF in Spanish).
A press release issued by the Argentine MoD noted that the improvements added to the C-130 will enable the air force to operate this system for at least 20 years.
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The upgrading process included modernising the navigation, communications, alert, surveillance, night vision and CSAR capacities. It also comprised the digitisation of the fuel and electronic propeller control systems.
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