The Philippine Navy (PA) has obtained two R-44 Raven light coaching helicopters from unnamed donors that will perhaps well be worn to spice up the capabilities of its aviation regiment, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) acknowledged on Monday.
Gen. Gilbert Gapay, AFP Chief of Workers, thanked the donors who refused to be identified, as he acknowledged the light choppers will seemingly be worn for the militia’s aviation regiment coaching while the Navy looks forward to acquiring further air belongings below the Revised AFP Modernization Program (RAFPMP).
The light choppers were commissioned into provider by Navy chief, Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, on the Navy Aviation Regiment in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija final October 6.
The donations were amongst the new acquisitions of the militia that are deemed considerable accumulate its purpose of crushing external and interior security threats, namely the Fresh Of us’s Navy (NPA) and the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Neighborhood (ASG).
The Navy will procure light tanks and self-propelled artillery below the Horizons 1 and 2 of the RAFPMP in a bid to present a boost to its belongings to assist them succeed of their mission dreams.
“The AFP Modernization program provides us with the considerable tools in defeating interior and external threats. It namely provides as the leverage in facing terrorist teams,” Gapay acknowledged.
He moreover extended gratitude to President Duterte for supporting the militia’s modernization by the RAFPMP, despite the indisputable truth that the rate range supposed for the 2nd Horizon of this plot used to be slashed by P9.4 billion to fund the authorities’s COVID-19 response.
“We are going to now not stress the importance of being effectively-equipped as we face all these adversaries in our territorial defense, counter-insurgency efforts, including humanitarian response,” Gapay acknowledged.
“Bettering our capabilities in the case of apparatus and belongings provides us the inducement and preparedness to overcome these challenges,” he added.
PAF’s new assault planes
Except for these, six objects of Great Tucano A-29B assault planes from Brazilian plane maker Embraer SA were introduced to the Philippine Air Power (PAF) final month.
The acquisition of the mounted skim light assault aircrafts used to be segment of a deal worth P4.9 billion between the Philippine authorities and Embraer SA made in 2017.
The choppers are now being utilized by the 15th Strike Soar based totally on the Danilo Atienza Air Flawed in Sangley Point, Cavite to present a boost to and in a roundabout way substitute its closing OV-10 Bronco and SF-260 assault planes, acknowledged Gapay.
The AFP Chief acknowledged now now not lower than 14 air forces across the sector are the usage of the Great Tucano A-29B which has an electro-optical infrared and laser-firing technology in its arsenal.
The assault planes are viewed to be priceless in the militia’s counter-insurgency operations and may possibly well mute complement the FA-50 fighter jets worn by the PAF to pound Daesh-linked Maute Neighborhood, Abu Sayyaf Neighborhood, and other international terrorists at some stage in the Marawi City siege in 2017.
PN’s 2nd tag new frigate
Gapay confirmed that the Philippine Navy’s future BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) positively passed its first sea trials which were conducted in South Korean waters from September 24 to 29.
The long term BRP Antonio Luna is the 2nd missile-succesful frigate of the Navy and the sister ship of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150).
The acquisition of the BRP Jose Rizal and the future BRP Antonio Luna used to be segment of a P16-billion deal between the Philippine authorities and South Korean shipmaker Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2016.
The transport of the 2nd frigate used to be on the starting up role this month but it absolutely used to be moved to the principle quarter of 2021 ensuing from the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is viewed to spice up the anti-air struggle (AAW), anti-surface struggle (ASUW), anti-submarine struggle (ASW), and electronic struggle (EW) operations of the Navy, Gapay acknowledged.
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2020-10-12 16: 19: 07