C 130J SUPER HERCULES

  • Error in piloting led to C130J Hercules crash: IAF sources June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Error in piloting is understood to have been found as the reason behind the crash of Air Force's C130J Super Hercules aircraft in March in which five service personnel, including four officers, were killed near Gwalior. The Court of Inquiry is almost complete and error in piloting is believed...
  • Defence Minister Jaitley briefed on IAF's operational preparedness June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday briefed by the Air Force on its operational preparedness and its immediate requirements such as 126 Rafale combat aircraft for carrying out its assigned tasks. The presentation was made by the top IAF brass to the Defence Minister at the Air...
  • IAF C-130J crash: 2 Wing Commanders, 2 Squadron Leaders among dead March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A newly-acquired transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior on Friday, killing all five IAF personnel on board. The casualties included Wing Commander Prashant Joshi, Wing Commander Rajiv Nair, Squadron Leader Kaushik Mishra, Squadron Leader Ashish Yadav and Warrant Officer KP Singh. The C-130J Super Hercules, acquired...
  • Amid row over diplomat's arrest, US bags key aircraft deal December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India will be procuring six more C130J Super Hercules Special Operations aircraft from the US, a decision significantly taken in the midst of a diplomatic row between the two countries over the arrest of Devyani Khobragade. The proposal to procure the six C130J Super Hercules special operations transport aircraft...
  • India wants to jointly develop, export arms with US February 9, 2013

    Washington: India not only wants to codevelop and coproduce arms with the US, but also wants to jointly export them, a top Pentagon official has said adding that the United States supports such Indian aspirations. "The Indians don't want to just buy weapons systems from us, they want to codevelop and...
  • IAF to get 4 Super Hercules aircrafts by June June 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Strengthening the special operations capability of Indian Air Force, four of the six C130J Super Hercules transport aircraft procured from the US under a $ 970million deal will join the fleet by the month end. "Two aircraft are already here at the Hindon air base near here and two...
  • First 3 Hercules aircraft for India near completion June 10, 2010

    Washington: The first three of the six C130J Super Hercules, stateoftheart military transport aircraft, being manufactured for the Indian Army, is nearing completion, its manufacturer Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday. "The first three C130J Super Hercules for India take the final positions on Lockheed Martin's assembly line in Marietta, Georgia," the...