The Albanese Government will acquire 20 new C-130J Hercules aircraft for the Australian Air Force at $9.8 billion, replacing and expanding the current fleet of 12 aircraft with deliveries scheduled for late 2027.
- Significant benefits for Australian industry: construction, infrastructure, and aircraft sustainment opportunities.
- C-130J Hercules vital for personnel, equipment, and humanitarian supply deployment in diverse operations.
- Aircraft manufactured by Lockheed Martin, operated by No. 37 Squadron at RAAF Base Richmond in NSW.