Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has delivered the first out of five C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Bangladesh Air Force during a ceremony in Dhaka on August 25, the company announced.
“I was fortunate to be on hand with the team last month at Marshall in Cambridge for the Roll Out Ceremony of our first C-130J and I am even more delighted to be receiving it here in Dhaka today on what is a very proud moment for the Bangladesh Air Force”, said Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, the Chief of the Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force, during the ceremony.
Bangladesh has earlier signed contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence to procure a total of five Ex-Royal Air Force short-bodied C-130J Super Hercules (designated by RAF as Hercules C.Mk 5) aircraft to enhance its current airlift capability.
Marshall is carrying out comprehensive depth maintenance and important modifications on all the aircraft including capability enhancements such as MEDEVAC, avionic upgrades and the provision of a Passenger Transport Configuration.
The first C-130J aircraft was rolled out by Marshall during an official ceremony last month.