The C-130J Super Hercules will strengthen the capabilities of the Indonesian Air Force: TNI
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo said the program to purchase the C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft currently produced by Lockheed Martin would significantly improve the capabilities of the Indonesian Air Force.
“With the new C-130J Super Hercules, I believe the Indonesian Air Force will be able to improve its capability in military logistics operations in the future,” he said during his remarks. visit to the aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin in Maryland, United States. , as quoted in his statement to the press in Jakarta on Thursday.
Marshal Prasetyo pointed out that the C-130 Hercules aircraft had become the backbone of military operations conducted by the Air Force for years, especially during humanitarian and disaster mitigation missions.
“The functions of the C-130 aircraft remain essential during the COVID-19 pandemic for the distribution of vaccines and health equipment to regions of Indonesia,” Prasetyo noted.
During his visit, Air Marshal Prasetyo observed the production line and the training and simulation facilities of the C-130J aircraft. Lockheed Martin directors have also briefed the Air Marshal and other Air Force officials on recent developments in the aircraft.
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He praised the warm welcome given by the directors of Lockheed Martin and expressed optimism that the Air Force would streamline its training program to better exploit the C-130 aircraft as a backbone air force operations.
“I am convinced that this visit has enlightened us on the importance of improving the training of the crews of the C-130 and C-130J aircraft, thus enabling us to improve the operational capability of both models of aircraft,” said Prasetyo.
Marshal Prasetyo was accompanied by Air Force officials and the Indonesian Defense Attaché for the United States during the visit to the Lockheed Martin factory on Tuesday, September 7 and was received by Rod McLean , Vice President and General Manager of Lockheed Martin’s Air Mobility and Maritime Missions Organization.
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