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Romania boosts airlift capability with arrival of US C-130H-2 Hercules

4th October 2023 - 15:54 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The FAR currently operates six C-130 Hercules military aircraft consisting of four C-130Bs and two C-130H aircraft. (Photo: US DoD)

The strategic acquisition of C-130H Hercules represents a significant milestone in the ongoing collaboration between the US and Romania under the Foreign Military Sales programme.

In a strategic move to bolster its airlift capabilities, Romania welcomed the arrival of a USAF C-130H-2 Hercules at Bucharest/Baneasa International Airport on 15 September. The aircraft is slated for handover to the Romanian Air Force (FAR).

A dedicated US Mobile Training Team was engaged in intensive training sessions with the Romanian crew from September 17–29 to prepare them for the operation of the transport aircraft. The training aimed to familiarise FAR personnel with the advanced equipment on board, ensuring seamless integration and optimal operational efficiency.

This acquisition marks another milestone in the ongoing collaboration between the US and Romania under

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Norbert Neumann

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

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