The U.S. State Division has made a dedication approving a doable Overseas Army Sale to the Authorities of Australia of C-130J-30 plane and associated tools for an estimated price of $6.35 billion. The Authorities of Australia has requested to purchase 24 C-130J-30 plane with 4 every Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines put in; 24 Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines with Fast Engine Change Meeting (QECA) and propellers put in (spares); 60 Embedded International Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) (EGI) safety units, airborne; 32 AN/ALQ-251 Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) techniques; 27 Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for Giant Plane Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) techniques; 16 AN/AAQ 24(V)N LAIRCM System Processor Replacements (LSPR); and 24 Multifunctional Info Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) (put in).

Additionally included are AN/AAQ 24(V)N LAIRCM Infrared Missile Warning Sensors (MWS), Management Interface Unit Replacements (CIRU), and categorized reminiscence card Consumer Information Modules (UDM); KYV-5M communication safety modules; AN/ARC-190 Excessive Frequency (HF) radios; AN/ARC-210 radios; AN/ARN-153 tactical airborne navigation (TACAN) techniques; AN/ARN-147 receivers; AN/ARN-149(V) computerized course finders; AN/APX-119 Identification Pal or Foe (IFF) transponders; AN/AAR 47 missile warning techniques; AN/APN-241 Low-Energy Coloration Radars (LPCR); AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dishing out Techniques (CMDS); AN/ALR-56 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR); AN/PYQ-10 Easy Key Loaders; MX-20HD electro optical/infrared focusing on techniques; AN/KIV-77 IFF cryptographic appliques; Superior Digital Antenna Manufacturing (ADAP) system elements; integration help; check tools; help tools; safe communications tools: precision navigation; cryptographic units; categorized software program supply and help.


Royal Australian Air Pressure C-130J-30 Tremendous Hercules plane from No. 37 Squadron conduct formation flying coaching within the lead as much as the seventy fifth Anniversary of the institution of the Squadron.(Picture by SGT Christopher Dickson/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)

The Royal Australian Air Pressure was the second worldwide buyer for the C-130J-30, with an preliminary order of twelve plane. On 2 November 2022, the US State Division authorised the doable sale of 24 C-130Js value as much as $6.35 billion to the Australian Air Pressure. A fleet of 12 C-130J Hercules are operated from Royal Australian Air Pressure (RAAF) Base Richmond by No. 37 Squadron. The plane have been delivered to the bottom between 1999 and 2001. The Australian Defence Pressure depends extensively on the C-130J when deploying personnel and help. The C-130J Hercules can be utilized in different roles, similar to search and survivor help, and medical evacuation. The RAAF C-130J Hercules can carry as much as 128 passengers, or eight pallets of cargo. It may work alongside different airlifters, together with the C-27J Spartan and C-17A Globemaster III. Upgrades to the C-130J have enhanced communications and information-sharing, and improved the plane’s endurance throughout battle.

The Lockheed Martin C-130J Tremendous Hercules is a four-engine turboprop army transport plane. The C-130J is a complete replace of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and different techniques. The C-130J is the most recent model of the C-130 Hercules and the one mannequin in manufacturing. As of March 2022, 500 C-130J plane have been delivered to 26 operators in 22 nations. Externally much like the basic Hercules basically look, the J-model options significantly up to date expertise. These variations embody new Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprop engines, Dowty R391 six-bladed composite scimitar propellers which have blade suggestions swept by 35 levels, digital avionics, and lowered crew necessities. The C-130J features a black rubber deicing boot on the backside of the vertical fin, which is one other visible distinction from earlier variations of the Hercules. The J-model is obtainable in a standard-length or stretched -30 variant.