The Sri Lankan air force is looking to acquire additional transport helicopters and potentially fixed-wing aircraft. Commander Donald Perera says the timing of any purchases hinges on the govern-ment's budget. The first priority is for medium-sized helicopters for troop transport. The air force already operates a mix of Bell and Russian-built helicopters and two Lockheed Martin C-130s. Perera says the air force requires additional "C-130-size" aircraft to transport troops but this also depends on the budget.

Source: Flight International