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Jakarta Post

Australia, RI prepare for transfer of C-130H Hercules

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 4 2012   /  09:06 am

The Australian and Indonesian governments are processing the transfer of four used Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force this year, a defense ministry official said Tuesday.

Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Hartind Asrin told The Jakarta Post that representatives from the two countries would meet later this month in Jakarta to discuss about the hand over.

He said the two countries’ representatives would also meet in Australia to inspect the aircraft directly.

“We expect to sign a memorandum of understanding sometime in February to seal the hand over,” he said over the phone.

The US, as Hercules’ producer, has also approved the deal, according to Hartind.

Indonesia uses the Hercules not only for troop deployments but also for humanitarian missions.

In addition to C-130H model, Indonesia currently operates the mu...