11 Jul 2018

Ron Mark under pressure to replace Hercules planes

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 11 July 2018

The Defence Minister Ron Mark is now under pressure to replace the Airforce's ageing Hercules planes before their useby date in three to five years. They frequently fly on humanitarian aid missions but are more than 50 years old and their replacement's arguably more of a priority than the 2-point-3 billion dollar upgrade of the P-3 Orions that was announced on Monday. But the Minister is waiting until November to make a decision. Political reporter Gia Garrick has the story.