Tactical Transport

Mozambique strengthens counter-terrorism capabilities with new aircraft

The Mozambique Air Force has moved to strengthen its counter-terrorism capabilities with the purchase of two transport aircraft from South Africa-based aerospace/defence company, Paramount Group

109th AW ‘Skibird’ marks first Antarctic deployment with upgraded engines

After receiving new, more powerful turboprop engines, the New York ANG's 109th Airlift Wing deployed the first of five Lockheed LC-130H Hercules transports to Antarctica on October 19 in support of research operations being conducted by the US National Science Foundation

Australia moves to expand airlift capacity with new C-130J-30s

Australia is set to acquire a 24-strong fleet of new-build C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports as the nation’s looks to replace the older C-130Js in RAAF service and expand its current fleet of medium-lift air mobility assets under the first phase of Project AIR 7404

UK’s A400M fleet nears completion with penultimate delivery

The RAF’s fleet of Airbus A400M Atlas C1 heavy-lift tactical transports has grown to 21 aircraft, following the arrival of the penultimate example (serial ZM420) at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on October 11

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Nigerien C-130H completes overhaul in Brussels

One of the Niger Air Force’s newest Lockheed C-130H Hercules has completed a major refurbishment by Sabena Technics at the firm’s facility in Brussels, Belgium

Second C295W delivered to Bangladesh

A second Airbus C295W tactical transport has been delivered to the Bangladesh Army Aviation Group

RAF trials low-level parachute capability on A400M

As the RAF continues to expand and develop the capabilities of its Airbus A400M Atlas C1 fleet, the service revealed on September 7 that it has successfully completed a series of low-level parachute trials on the type

123rd Airlift Wing completes Super Hercules transition

The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing – based at Louisville ANG Base, Kentucky – has completed its transition from the legacy C-130H Hercules tactical transport to the new C-130J Super Hercules

Senegal receives first C295W

Senegal has become the latest African nation to join the ever-growing list of global Airbus C295 operators after the nation received the first of two C295W multi-purpose transport aircraft during a ceremony at its base in Dakar on July 28

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German C-130J fleet grows with recent deliveries

Having received its first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules in February 2022, the German Air Force has now received half of the six airframes on order, following the delivery of the second and third aircraft