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Malays support USMC Herc

8th August 2016 - 08:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


A Malaysian company has completed the overhaul of a first Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules aircraft on behalf of the USMC stationed in Japan.

The aircraft was handed over in a ceremony at Subang Airport on 4 August. It is believed that the Hercules commenced its scheduled servicing in January.

The Malaysian business AIROD, which stands for Aircraft Inspection, Repair & Overhaul Depot, won a contract on 29 June 2015 to overhaul aircraft for forward-based Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) ‘Sumos’ based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan.

This five-year contract with the USN’s Fleet Logistic Center

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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