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Philippine Navy bolsters patrol fleet

6th April 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Philippines received the first two of five leased TC-90 (a Beechcraft King Air variant) aircraft from Japan on 27 March, with a formal transfer ceremony taking place at Sangley Point in Cavite.

The final three aircraft will all be delivered by March 2018. However, the Philippines will have to add equipment such as surveillance systems to these ex-trainer aircraft from the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF).

The Philippine Navy's (PN) Naval Air Group will use the quintet of aircraft for maritime patrol, maritime domain awareness, disaster relief and for light transport duties. The training of two PN pilots and

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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