Australia Buys $6.35 billion worth C-130J-30 Super Hercules

Australia Buys $6.35 billion worth C-130J-30 Super Hercules
Australia Buys $6.35 billion worth C-130J-30 Super Hercules

The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Australia of C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $6.35 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.


Australia will have 24 C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft with four each Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines installed; 24 Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines with Quick Engine Change Assembly (QECA) and propellers installed. The estimated total cost is $6.35 billion.

Australia Buys $6.35 billion worth C-130J-30 Super Hercules