Lockheed Martin, one of the World’s largest defense contractors, recently delivered the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF), marking a new era for the Southeast Asian nation, which has been a longtime C-130 operator.

In recent years, the IDAF has been striving to modernize and expand its transport aircraft fleet. Among the models in their current fleet are several variants of the C-130 Hercules, including the C-130H and C-130B. These aircraft have been the backbone of the IDAF’s transport operations since the 1960s, providing critical airlift capabilities for troops, cargo, and humanitarian aid. From mobilizing its armed forces and supplies to remote areas of Indonesia to supporting disaster relief efforts, the C-130 Hercules has proven a reliable workhorse for the IDAF.