Philippines has acquired two additional C-130 Hercules planes from the US for $34 million (P1.6 billion) for its Air Force (PAF).
One of the newly refurbished cargo and transport aircraft will be arriving this month while the second is due in September, outgoing Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado was quoted as saying by PhilStar news daily Wednesday.
The acquisition of the two cargo planes will fully meet the lift requirements of the military, which is currently using one C-130 and three medium-lift C-295 to transport troops and cargo.
Delgado bows out of the military service today, a few days ahead of his mandatory retirement age of 56 years on March 20.
Japan has signed an accord to supply defense equipment and technology to Philippines alarmed by Chinese actions in South China Sea. This is the first such Japanese defense pact in the region where the US allies have been alarmed by Chinas aggressive advances in disputed territories
The Philippines Air Force has taken delivery of the third and final Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft from Airbus DS. The aircraft was ferried from the final assembly line at Seville, Spain to Clark Air Base, Philippines, the company said in a statement Tuesday
The US has earmarked $66 million in foreign military funding to Philippines for the construction of military facilities under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). “Let me point out that we have about $66 million in foreign military funding in process for the Philippines and we expect that there will be additional sources of funds for both carrying out EDCA to military construction funds and also to increases in what we call the maritime security initiative,” Philippine Ambassador Philip Goldberg was quoted as saying by
The Philippines will receive one refurbished C-130 Hercules planes from the US next week. Col
The Philippine Department of Defense has signed a $116 million contract for the purchase of two Agustawestland AW 159 anti-submarine helicopters for the navy. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and AgustaWestland Limited Senior Vice President Stefano Bortoli on Tuesday inked the deal,
Senior defense officials of the Philippine Air Force have been accused of plunder over a P1.2 billion (US $25 million) chopper deal in 2013
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