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Indonesia Air Force New Hercules Ready to Transport aid to Palestine

The aid will be transported from Jakarta to Jordan.

Indonesia air force.
Foto: ANTARA FOTO/Galih Pradipta
Indonesia air force.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The new transport aircraft of the AU military, a C-130 J Super Hercules unit, is ready to transport aid from the Indonesian people to the Palestinians in Gaza. The aid was later transported from Jakarta to Jordan, then from Jordan, the aid was carried into Gaza airspace and parachuted in (airdrop).

The head of Information Center (Kapuspen) of Indonesia Air Force Marshall Nugraha Gumilar said that the military although it is ready to carry out the humanitarian mission, is currently still waiting for the departure schedule set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemlu).

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Regardless, the Air Force military has prepared one C-130 J Super Hercules unit and 10 AU soldiers to leave for Jordan. The force was led by Wing Commander (Danwing) 1 Air Base (Lanud) Halim Perdanakusuma Colonel Noto Casnoto.

The Operations Assistant (Asops) of the Army Commander Major General Gabriel Lema also directly checked the readiness of the troops during an apple on the apron of Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Jakarta, Tuesday (26/3/2024).

In his speech during a review of troop readiness, Gabriel said the aid delivery was a form of rapid military action that reflected the vision of PRIMA Army Commander General Agus Subiyanto. PRIMA stands for Professional, Responsive, Integrative, Modern, and Adaptive.

It is planned that Indonesia will send assistance of people air umbrellas (PUO) and air umbrellas of goods (PUB), which amount to 900 packages. The relief mission was planned to last 10 days, involving 27 soldiers from the Air Force. The AU military transport aircraft involved in the mission will travel the Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta) -Aceh-Myanmar-India-United Arab Emirates (UAE) -Jordan route, and then return by the same route to Jakarta.

In that apple, Asops Panglima TNI reviewed the readiness of the troops along with several military officials, among them Chief of Staff of the National Air Operations Command (Kaskoopsudnas) TNI Young Marshal Donald Kasenda and Commander of the Air Operations Command (Pangkoopsud) I TNI Young Marshal Muhammad Nurdin.

Plans to deliver aid by air (airdrop) are being pursued at least as early as March 2024. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, while reviewing the AU Iswahjudi Air Base, Magetan, East Java, saw a demonstration of the ability of AU military servicemen to parachute logistics (CDS) from altitude to the target point on the Lanud Iswahjudi runway.

In the demonstration, the AU military demonstrated its capabilities, including six C-130 Super Hercules transport aircraft from the 31st Air Squadron, 32nd Air Squadron, and 33rd Air Squadron, then one CN 295 aircraft with tail number A-2902 from Air Squadron 2, and two Cassa aircraft from Air Squadron 4, respectively with tail numbers A-2116 and A-2117.

Later, there were also Cassa 212 aircraft of the Navy TNI and MI-17 and Bell 412 helicopters of the Army TNI. A few weeks after the CDS demonstration, the AU military continued to hold a preliminary cargo flight exercise (CDS) at Suryadarma Air Base, Kalijati, Subang, West Java, on March 18, 2024.

The exercise involved the latest TNI AU C-130 J Super Hercules transport aircraft from the 31st Lanud Halim Perdanakusuma Air Squadron and aircraft from the 32nd Lanud Abdulrachman Saleh Air Squadron. The exercise was witnessed by Pangkoopsudnas Marshal Tedi Rizalihadi.

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