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Philippines awaits S-70i deliveries

19th September 2019 - 09:38 GMT | by Gordon Arthur, Tim Martin in Hong Kong & London


Despite the Philippines turning efforts to introduce 16 new combat utility helicopters for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) into a drawn-out saga, Shephard has confirmation that a deal was signed earlier this year for the Sikorsky S-70i.

Having being approached several months ago for comment about a rumoured Black Hawk deal being inked in March, Sikorsky had been very coy. However, confirmation of a direct commercial sale came at the MSPO exhibition in Poland earlier this month.

Joe Palumbo, director of international military programmes at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, revealed: ‘Why we won the Philippines, by

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

Tim has experience writing …

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