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Austria to replace C-130 Hercules with C-390

20th September 2023 - 16:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The C-390 is designed to offer high field performance and is capable of operating from short and semi-prepared airstrips. (Photo: Embraer)

Austria plans to replace its retiring C-130 Hercules fleet with Embraer's C-390 military transport aircraft, Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner said on 20 September.

Austria is aiming to buy about four aircraft and is negotiating with the Netherlands on a potential joint order, Tanner told a news conference.  A contract for an order should be signed in the first half of next year, she added.

Austria joins Brazil, Portugal, Hungary and the Netherlands as a future operator of the C-390 Millennium multi-mission platform.

The KC-390 is a high-wing, twin-turbofan, T-tail design intended to meet the needs of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for a tanker/transport aircraft. The aircraft was renamed the C-390 Millennium during Dubai Air Show 2019 and is being marketed through the

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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