Middle East

C130 deployment

A Royal New Zealand Airforce C-130 Hercules aircraft and up to 40 personnel are currently deployed to support New Zealand, Australian and coalition operations in the Middle East until December 2016. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) air transport team is working with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) air mobility group to transport freight, personnel and to provide general logistic support to our operations in the region. The Hercules also provides support to NZDF and ADF personnel rotations in and out of Taji.