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Third Hercules Arrives Bangladesh

Third Hercules Arrives Bangladesh 20 September, 2020

 

The Bangladesh Air Force’s(BAF) 3rd C-130J Super Hercules arrived Dhaka on 17 September 2020. The aircraft reached Dhaka, after conducting fuel stops in Cairo, Egypt, and Muscat, Oman.

The C-130J aircraft is equipped with modern avionics and sophisticated technology which would be utilized for transportation of materials, personnel, humanitarian assistance both at home and abroad and to support United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. British company Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group overhauled and restored C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport aircraft. The Bangladesh Ministry of Defence (MOD) purchased five C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the British Ministry of Defence.

The BAF received the first C-130J Super Hercules on August 2019, and the second aircraft on May 2020. The fourth and fifth aircraft are expected to arrive in 2021. The C-130J Super Hercules are currently the BAF's most modern transport aircraft, with the service also employing the older C-130B/E Hercules it acquired from the US, as well as the Ukrainian Antonov An-32.

Third Hercules Arrives Bangladesh

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