Super Hercules C-130J inaugurated into ranks of Israeli Air Force
                     English.news.cn | 2014-04-11 10:36:07 | Editor: xuxin

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon addresses an official ceremony of a Super Hercules C-130J to join the ranks of Israeli Air Force at Nevatim Air Base near Beer Sheva, southern Israel, on April 9, 2014.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon addresses an official ceremony of a Super Hercules C-130J to join the ranks of Israeli Air Force at Nevatim Air Base near Beer Sheva, southern Israel, on April 9, 2014. The Super Hercules C-130J was inaugurated into the ranks of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday. Plane number 661, which touched ground at the Nevatim Air Base after a 12-hour flight from the United States, is the first of three J-model aircrafts that Israel ordered from the Lockheed Martin Corporation.Equipped with Israeli-made electronic warfare, defense and other systems and custom-built according to the IAF's specifications, the Super Hercules, which the IAF has named "Samson" in tribute to the biblical hero of the ancient Israelites, is designated for a variety of missions: transporting troops and equipment, air-dropping supplies, parachute jumps, aerial refueling, maritime patrol and covert missions. (Xinhua/Li Rui)

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