The Argentine Air Drive (Fuerza Aérea Argentina, FAA) has been growing efforts to enhance its fleet and acquired its final modernised Lockheed C-130H/KC-130H Hercules army transport aircrafts. The modernisation of the 5 models of the plane was carried out by state-owned firm FAdeA (Fábrica Argentina de Aviones SA) with the sources of the Argentine Nationwide Defence Fund (Fondo Nacional de la Defensa, FONDEF). The supply ceremony of the fifth upgraded plane was carried out on 23 December within the services of the FAdeA. The enhancements added to the C-130 will allow the Argentine Air Drive to function this method for at the least 20 years.

Argentine Air Drive fifth upgraded C-130H Hercules army transport plane in FAdeA’s services.

FAdeA, as a service heart licensed by Lockheed Martin for the upkeep of the C-130 Hercules, gives numerous modernization applications for the programs of this plane, together with modification of avionics, auxiliary programs and engines. At the moment, FAdeA is performing the modernization of the Argentine Air Drive C-130 Hercules, which primarily contains modification of the cabin to a full glass cockpit, new communication and cooling programs, propeller management system, new wiring, set up of LCU (Native Management Unit), APU (Auxiliary Energy Unit), GCU (Generator Management Unit) and engine overhaul. As well as, if required, structural modifications or replacements may be made.


Argentine Air Force fifth upgraded C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft in FAdeA’s facilities.
Argentine Air Drive fifth upgraded C-130H Hercules army transport plane in FAdeA’s services.

The Fábrica Argentina de Aviones SA (FAdeA), formally Fábrica Argentina de Aviones “Brigadier San Martín” S.A., is Argentina’s predominant plane producer. Based on 10 October 1927 and situated in Córdoba, for many of its existence it was generally known as Fábrica Militar de Aviones (FMA), till its privatization within the Nineties to Lockheed Martin. America Division of State introduced that efficient 18 December 2009, Lockheed Martin Plane Argentina can be renamed to Fábrica Argentina de Aviones “Brigadier San Martin” S.A. and divested to the Authorities of Argentina.