Iran Upgraded version of C-130 Aircraft joins air fleet
The upgraded version of the C-130 aircraft joined the air fleet on Sunday in a ceremony attended by defense chief Ahmad Vahidi.
Iran first used the C-130 aircraft in 1970, but the Islamic Republic was not able to upgrade the aircraft since a number of sanctions were imposed on the country and Tehran broke off relations with C-130 factory, Vahidi stated.
Iran’s air industry, in cooperation with the avionic department of the Defense Ministry, has made great efforts to design and manufacture the upgraded version of C-130 airplane, he explained.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin.
Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft.
tehran times : Upgraded version of C-130 aircraft joins air fleet