The U.S. is donating two aircraft to the Colombian Air Force for its international and humanitarian operations

The US authorities have donated two C-130 Hercules to the Colombian government, which the South American country sees as “yet another show of support and support” for the public armed forces in their drug trafficking operations.

This was detailed by Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano on his social networks, where he posted a video of the plane and recalled that on the 4th he had “two big surprises for Colombia” had just arrived.

The U.S. is donating two aircraft to the Colombian Air Force for its international and humanitarian operations
The U.S. is donating two aircraft to the Colombian Air Force for its international and humanitarian operations

“These Hercules aircraft increase our ability to transport troops, support humanitarian operations and strengthen national security,” said Molano, noting that the executive branch continues to work on a “more robust” air force.

The handover of the aircraft was officially confirmed by a ceremony attended by both Minister Molano and the person in charge of the United States’ Southern Command, Admiral Faller Craig.

“What we see is a common goal to ensure security against cross-border crimes such as drug trafficking and to ensure security in the hemisphere,” said Molano, according to the local newspaper ‘El Universal’.

These aircraft have a load capacity of 16 tons and carry 110 armed and equipped men, 64 paratroopers and 72 stretchers. In addition, its missions also include search and rescue, hot fueling, infiltration, exfiltration of troops and cargo launch missions.

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