Philippines Navy’s First Two ASW Helicopters to Arrive in May

February 1, 2019 – The Philippine Navy’s (PN) first two anti-submarine helicopters, the AgustaWestland AW-159 “Wildcat”, are set to arrive in May. “Anti-submarine helicopters are in the process of being acquired (and) additional info from the PN (said) they will arrive in May 2019,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) when sought for an update on the aircraft Thursday night. These aircraft, upon integration, will provide the PN the capability to detect, monitor and if necessary, engage surface and sub-surface threats. Earlier…

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