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US donates Hercules aircraft to Ethiopian Air Force

C-130E Hercules



By TheReporter

The US government has donated a C-130E Hercules military transport aircraft to the Ethiopian Air Force.  Reliable sources told The Reporter that the Ethiopian Air Force has acquired the aircraft that was being operated by the US Air Force.

Sources said the USAF-130E recently entered service with No 15 squadron at Ethiopian Air Force main airbase in Bishoftu town, Oromia Regional State.

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa has confirmed that the United States government donated a single C-130E military transport aircraft to the Government of Ethiopia. In a statement sent to The Reporter the embassy said, “This aircraft’s primary use is for tactical airlift of troops and equipment to support Ethiopian participation in AU and UN peacekeeping operations”. According to the embassy, the donation includes some training on navigation and maintenance procedures.

Ethiopia’s military transport fleet has been heavily engaged in transporting equipment for international forces fighting militants in Somalia. In August 2013 Ethiopian Air Force lost two military transport aircraft in Mogadishu, Somalia due to crash landings. The Ethiopian Air Force lost C130 and Antonov 12 military transport planes in the accidents. “The US agreed to provide replacement for a Hercules that had been lost,” sources told The Reporter.

The aircraft selected for transfer to Ethiopia was a C-130E that had formerly served with Puerto Rico ANG’s 198th airlift squadron before being stored in the Arizona desert at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base with 22,739 flying hours recorded.

The US government donated two Hercules C130 military transport aircraft to the Ethiopian Air Force in 1998. The American government was to confer four of this aircraft but after delivering the two the Ethio-Eritrea border war broke out in May 1998 and the US government changed its mind because of the conflict and withheld two aircraft.

The Ethiopian Air Force was established by Tafari Mekonnen in 1929 who hired two French pilots and bought four French made biplanes. Today the Ethiopian Air Force operates modern fighter aircraft including Sukhoi 27 and MI 35 gunship.
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16 comments:

  1. that is a green light to envade eritrea.

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  2. More like green light to defect to Eritrea.


    The Ethiopian military, especially its air force, are in shambles. This isn't going to change anything.

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  3. Don't worry, there is also anti aircraft missiles called zeus!!!... Waiting for it, if it crosses the Eritrea border. If it did! Well HERCULES say hi to your dady ZEUS!!!!! when he strikes you down from the sky!!! )

    HERCULES you better not say hi to your Father ZEUS!!!

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  4. Was "Zeus" taking a nap then when in march 2012 Ethiopian helicopters were bombing military bases and barracks in western Eritrea? Not once, not twice, it was for days. They stopped after they completed their mission.

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  5. The Ethiopian military is in shambles? Really? You are saying so but the top people of the world have another opinion about the Ethiopian military:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYhSEzTGjM

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  6. "Zeus" is patient when neccessary. Step out from under the skirt of madam USA, then we can talk. I´m your teacher, eko. Have u forgotten that?

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  7. I think Ethiopian Air Force was bombed Asmara Airport and Sawa military trainings many times when the Ethio-Eritrea war. Where were your anti aircraft missiles?

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  8. Enqoqlesh?
    "I do not want to see anything good of a country north west of Somalia. I am envious for any development in a nation north of Kenya. I burn inside whenever I heard of any thing positive (exept for HIV test) about my neighbors in the south. I tried to land lock the whole nation west of Djibouti & Assab. I export more refugees per capita than any nation in the world. I expect planes to be defected towards me from a nation east of Sudan. WHO AM I ?"

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  9. It is the Eritrean military that is in shambles. The Eritrean military was wiped out within a week back in 2000, at a time when the Eritrean military was at its' strongest. What makes you think it can withstand a fly-swatter from Ethiopia let alone the full force of the Ethiopian military? All your Libyan donated military hardware has been grounded due to lack of spare parts. Its a known fact. Smoke this reality pipe and get high on it.

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  10. 'The US government donated two Hercules C130 military transport aircraft to the Ethiopian Air Force in 1998. The American government was to confer four of this aircraft but after delivering the two the Ethio-Eritrea border war broke out in May 1998 and the US government changed its mind because of the conflict and withheld two aircraft. The US government has also donated C130 aircraft to the Eritrean government before the two-year bloody border war.'


    Look at the last sentence of this graph that this site left out. You're right that Ethiopia is a house negro, the thing is, Eritrea is no different. Perhaps different master today, but if these countries were truly self-reliant (as they both falsely claim they are) they would be able to design and build planes themselves. But Africans are not known for their engineering capabilities. Their low IQ is what's keeping them from doing that.

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  11. Expect my azz !
    How many have defected ?
    Just a matter of time before we fold this "OLD surplus-bitch" in our grips : )

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  12. I can help you to answer;
    Hint:
    A. Shaboland

    B. Shabistan
    C. Shaboonia

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  13. who is eritrea's master ??

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  14. eritrea will get it as x-mas gift ( end of 2015 ).

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  15. Meqelle people are humulated by TPLF, they were forced to cry out their pain to the TPLF's slave and the moron slave HD made joke out of their cry.. woyane begging ( china to solve water problem in mekelle, funny )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWQ8S8KZ4Y4#t=34

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  16. Viva - who's eritrea's master you ask? Issayas - master and lord and President for life of course! At least if the US is Ethiopia's "master" it is looking for Ethiopia. Why don't you stop bothering so much about Ethiopia and find out how the hell, nearly $1Billion dollars is being held in accounts owned by Eritreans at HSBC bank in Switzerland?? You idiots should be more concerned about your busted up home rather than worry so much about a foreign country. Talk about slave mentality!! You're the servants and slaves of Issayas and his thugs to whom you bow obediently as he stands over you and publicly pisses on you!!! Wake up bitches!!

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