Avionics upgrades planned to maintain the operational capabilities of the Island nation amid regional tensions.
In a strategic move to maintain the operational capabilities of its aging C-130 transport aircraft, Taiwan’s Air Force has recently given the green light to upgrade the avionics systems of its 20 C-130s. This decision comes as Taipei continues to face a multidimensional security threat, primarily from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which claims the island nation as its territory.
The C-130 Hercules aircraft has proven to be a crucial asset in bolstering Taiwan’s comprehensive defense readiness and facilitating rapid reinforcement in times of military crisis.
Details of the C-130 Fleet and Upgrades
The current C-130 fleet, consisting of 19 C-130H aircraft and one C-130HE designed for electronic warfare, is set to undergo avionics upgrades, although specific details of the enhancements remain undisclosed.