Tactical Transport

USMC ceases operations with legacy KC-130T fleet

The USMC has finally concluded operations with the legacy Lockheed KC-130T Hercules tactical tanker-transport fleet after 60 years of service

US donates first of two C-130Hs to Chile

A pair of USAF-operated Lockheed C-130H Hercules tactical transports are being transferred to the Chilean Air Force to supplement the air arm’s current airlift fleet

Lockheed Martin delivers 60th KC-130J to USMC

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 60th KC-130J Hercules tactical tanker-transport to the USMC, marking a significant milestone in the delivery of the type to the service

Poland confirms order for five surplus USAF C-130Hs

Poland’s Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, has confirmed that the acquisition of five second-hand USAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules tactical transports has been finalised

A400M steps closer to helicopter refuelling certification

Airbus has successfully completed a major helicopter air-to-air refuelling certification campaign with the A400M heavy-lift tactical transport, marking a major milestone in the platform’s continued development

Airbus contracted to support Egyptian C295 fleet

Airbus has recently signed a five-year services contract with the Egyptian Air Force to provide performance-based support for the air arm’s 24-strong fleet of C295M medium-lift tactical transports

Airbus flies 200th C295

Airbus Defence and Space has reached an important milestone with its C295 tactical transport family, following the maiden flight of its 200th example on March 29

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The low-down of operating an RAF Hercules tactical transport

The RAF has more than 60 years of experience flying the Hercules, but as No 47 Squadron Flt Lt Peter Marshall explains, the key to effective, safe operations is constant practice

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Dutch C-130Hs: A Tactical Transition

In recent years, 336 Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Air Force has transitioned its four C-130 Hercules from regular transport duties to tactical operations. We spoke with the unit’s new commander about his plans for this unique squadron

Germany rolls out farewell scheme for Transall

The German Air Force has applied a stunning farewell scheme to one of its Transport Allianz (Transall) C-160D tactical transport aircraft ahead of the platform’s formal retirement from service later this year