Release of Cabinet material on selection and purchase of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules
In June 2019, the Minister of Defence announced the decision to select the C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft as the preferred option to replace the current C-130H Hercules fleet. In June 2020, the Minister announced that Cabinet had approved the purchase of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules.
The press releases for these announcments are available from the Beehive website: https://beehive.govt.nz/release/super-hercules-selected-preferred-option(external link) and https://beehive.govt.nz/release/five-new-super-hercules-join-air-force-fleet(external link) (external links).
Further information about Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability is available here.