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NZ replaces Hercules with....

11th June 2019 - 04:43 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has selected Lockheed Martin’s C-130J-30 Super Hercules as the preferred option to replace its incumbent fleet of C-130H tactical airlifters that have been in service since the mid-to-late 1960s.

The aircraft are to be operated by No. 40 Squadron located at Whenuapai near Auckland. 

The transporter is to be obtained through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, and more than NZ$1 billion ($662 million) has been allocated for the purchase.

It should be noted that no contract has been signed yet and no agreement has been reached on the number of aircraft or

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