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RAAF begins installing ADS-B and Mode 5 IFF systems on C-130J fleet

The RAAF has commenced installing new Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems and ADS-B transponders on its fleet of 12 C-130J transports.

SATCOM to be rolled out to additional RAAF C-130Js

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will install a high-speed satellite communications system on an additional five C-130J-30 Hercules transports.

RAAF considering integrating Litening AT pods with C-130J

The Royal Australian Air Force was understood to be looking at integrating the AN/AAQ-28 Litening AT targeting and EO/IR pod on the C-130J Hercules.

Airbus RAAF C-130J maintenance deal extended

Airbus Australia Pacific will continue to provide through life support (TLS) for the RAAF’s Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules for a further two years through to 2024.

External tanks extend the reach of Operation Christmas Drop

A RAAF C-130J Hercules has been able to put its newly-fitted external fuel tanks to good use during its participation in Exercise Christmas Drop, a US Air Force exercise to airdrop Christmas packages to remote Pacific Island communities.

External tanks to extend the reach of RAAF C-130Js

The RAAF’s C-130J Hercules could have more range, more time on station for missions such as search and rescue and more fuel offload capacity at forward bases thanks to new external fuel tanks.


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