Philippine Navy To Acquire AW 109 Power Helicopters | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Oshkosh Day Four

Oshkosh Day Five

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Oshkosh Day Four

Oshkosh Day Five

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Thu, Jan 03, 2013

Philippine Navy To Acquire AW 109 Power Helicopters

Purchase Comes Amid Territorial Dispute With China

The Philippine government plans to acquire three AgustaWestland AW 109 Power helicopters for its navy as part of a modernization program it hopes will bolster its position in a territorial dispute with China.

In a statement, Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin was quoted as saying "The acquisition of these naval helicopters is one concrete step towards the fulfilment of our goal to modernize the Philippine Navy and our armed forces in general."

The French news service AFP reports that the Philippines and China have been in a standoff over territory in the South China Sea since April. The disputed territory includes a group of islets known as Scarborough Shoal, which the Philippine government says is within its 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone. China claims nearly all of the waters in the South China Sea, even those close to neighboring countries and including the shoal.

Gazmin said that acquiring the helicopters is intended to "secure the sovereignty of the state and the integrity of the national territory." The cost of the aircraft was placed at about $32.5 million. They will be acquired under an emergency procurement program.

(AW 109 Power image from file)

FMI: www.navy.mil.ph

Advertisement

More News

AutoGyro Introduces Type Certified Gyroplanes In The U.S.

Two Versions Of The Calidus Gyroplane FAA Approved The FAA has type-certified two versions of the German-built Calidus Gyroplane after the recent completion of conformity testing c>[...]

SPA Introduces Their 3.3 Liter Corvair Conversion

'Engine In Box' Option Allows Quicker Competition Times For Builders In the North Aircraft display area, Dan and Rachel Weseman of Sport Performance Aviation LLC debuted their late>[...]

Avidyne Makes Innovative Use Of IFD Series With iPads

Provide Interesting Big Glass Solutions For Both Forward Fit And Retrofit Avidyne is showcasing some innovative ‘Big Glass’ configurations in their booth at Oshkosh thi>[...]

Wipaire Helps ANN Make AirVenture Coverage Happen!

Wipaire Is A Leading Aircraft Service Provider, and the Holder Of Over 100 STCs For over 55 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for>[...]

Airborne 07.26.16-Oshkosh Day 2: Solar Impulse, Sun Flyer, Stemme S-12

Also: AEA $$Giveaway$$, LAM Aviation, Able Flight, Jack Pelton On Aero-Medical Reform We start our report this morning with something that has very little to do with the EAA AirVen>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC