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Australia Sells Five C-130H Hercules to Indonesia at Discounted Rate

Australian Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith and Indonesian Minister of Defence, Dr Purnomo Yusgiantoro, sign Memorandum of Sale for five C 130H aircraft and associated equipment, 29th July 2013 (Image: CPL Melina Young, Department of Defence (c) Commonwealth of Australia)
Stephen Smith and Dr Purnomo Yusgiantoro sign Memorandum of Sale for five C 130H aircraft, 26th July 2013 (Image: CPL Melina Young, Department of Defence © Commonwealth of Australia)

Australia and Indonesia have signed a memorandum of sale for five C-130H Hercules from Australia to Indonesia at a discounted rate. The sale brings the number of Hercules sold to Indonesia to nine. The sale of the aircraft includes parts and a simulator.

The Australian Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith MP, said the aircraft would enhance Indonesia’s “capacity to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crisis”.

The Memorandum of Sale was signed by Australia’s Chief of the Defence Force, General Hurley, and Indonesia’s Head of Defence Facilities Agency, Rear Admiral Lubis. The signing was witnessed by the Australian Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith MP, and Indonesian Defence Minister, Dr Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

The leaders are in Perth for bilateral discussions and the second Annual Australia-Indonesia Defence Ministers’ Meeting.

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