New airplanes for the Minnesota Air National GuardSep 16, 2023 05:47AM ● By Editor
By WDIO - September 16, 2023
The Minnesota Air National Guard is getting new airplanes to add to the fleet, after a multi-year effort by lawmakers to maintain and upgrade the state’s current aircraft. On Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that Minnesota’s 133rd Airlift Wing was selected to receive eight new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to replace their aging C-130Hs.
The new C-130J Super Hercules are headed to four locations across the country.
After an environmental assessment is done, the Twin Cities 133rd Airlift wing will be getting the aircraft at a price tag of about $112 million per plane.
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