The US State Department has approved the 'possible foreign military sale' to Australia of 24 C-130J-30 planes and related equipment to replace the existing RAAF fleet of 12 Hercules aircraft.
This article by Andrew Greene, writing for ABC-Australia, makes the following points:
- The RAAF’s current fleet of Lockheed Martin-made C-130s entered service more than 20 years ago.
- The new $10b deal comes amid an ongoing review into Defence spending.
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