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.