The first of the five C-130J 99-5479 (S3-AGE) began its delivery flight on 23 August 2019 to Dhaka from Cambridge after undergoing overhauling and upgrading works at Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group’s facilities in UK.
The Bangladesh Air Force purchased 5 C-130J tactical transport aircraft in two batches during 2018 and 2019 under a Government-to-Government deal with the British government.
The S3-AGE is set to arrive in Bangladesh later today boosting the air force’s transport capability exponentially.
MEDEVAC mission equipment have been fitted to the first two units. The video was taken by Trailspotter on 0805 UTC.
The next pair is scheduled to arrive on 19 November 2019 and the final pair will arrive on mid-2020.