Wednesday, February 15, 2012

AFP gets 4 new choppers

MANILA, Philippines - The military announced Wednesday that it has received 4 brand new combat utility helicopters from PZL Swidnik of Poland.

Maj. Gen. Roy Deveraturda, AFP deputy chief of staff for plans, said the 4 choppers arrived at Clark Air Base Tuesday night. A Philippine Air Force assessment team is currently inspecting the shipment.

Deveraturda said the helicopters can be used for disaster response, transportation of troops and evacuation of the wounded.

He said the AFP is expecting delivery of 4 more helicopters in the last quarter of the year.

He said the Philippine Air Force currently has about 40 operational helicopters including UH-1H “Huey” helicopters and MD-520-MG gunships from the United States.
Posted at 02/15/2012 12:21 PM

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