Australia has sold “at a discounted rate” an additional five ex-RAAF C‑130H aircraft and associated equipment to Indonesia.
“The sale of a further five C-130H transport aircraft will further enhance Indonesia’s capacity to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crisis,” Minister for Defence Stephen Smith said.
A memorandum of sale covering the five aircraft, a C-130H simulator and spare parts was signed by Australia’s Chief of the Defence Force, General Hurley, and Indonesia’s Head of Defence Facilities Agency, Rear Admiral Lubis.
“The sale of these additional aircraft and associated equipment reflects the strength of the bilateral relationship between Australia and Indonesia, and the close ties between the Australian and Indonesian Defence forces,” Smith added.
The sale follows the November 2011 donation of four ex-RAAF C-130Hs to Indonesia. These aircraft are currently being delivered to Indonesia.