Ethiopia receives surplus US Hercules airlifter

Gareth Jennings, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly


Ethiopia has received from the United States a surplus Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, the US Embassy in Addis Ababa announced on 7 June.

The C-130E adds to one already donated by the US government in 2014 to aid airlift duties for the Ethiopian contingent fighting as part of the African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia force.

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