Release of Cabinet material on selection and purchase of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules

25/02/2021 Publication

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: link) and link) (external links).

The Cabainet papers and associated minutes have now been published - 2019 decision(external link) and 2020 decision.(external link)

Further information about Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability is available here.