Duterte Wants More Helicopters, Improved Night-Flying Capability

03 Maret 2017

Duterte wants helicopter with night vision capability (photo : Aviation Week)

“Well, we need equipments. Until such time that we have the fast boats, the eight remaining frigates or whatever, that was ordered from Japan, but we paid for it, actually. And the – We plan to purchase more helicopters,” President Rodrigo Duterte told reporters on Tuesday at Malacañang Palace with Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza.

The President made the statement when ask regarding the military’s self imposed six-month deadline to crush terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group.

Duterte, when he mentioned the “eight remaining frigates or whatever”, was referring to the Japan-made 44-meter Parola-class patrol vessels for the Philippine Coast Guard, 10 were ordered with 2 already delivered.

He did not mention the number of helicopters to be procured. “The numbers, I would not want to tell you now but I have to improve on our night-flying capability. We’re nearing to it. We’re nearing to it,” he said.

“As a matter of fact, we had an operation by air and by ground the other day in Jolo,” he said.

(Update)

Latest articles

Diremajakan Jadi Destroyer, AL Australia Pensiunkan Fregat Berudal

Diremajakan Jadi Destroyer, AL Australia Pensiunkan Fregat Berudal - Militer.or.id. Angkatan Laut Australia alias Royal Australian Navy telah mengadakan upacara pelepasan dua kapal perangnya...

Misi Operasional Pertama F-35 Inggris : Mondar Mandir Siprus – Suriah – Irak

Misi Operasional Pertama F-35 Inggris : Mondar Mandir Siprus - Suriah - Irak - Militer.or.id. Pejabat kementerian pertahanan Inggris mengkonfirmasi bahwa pesawat tempur terbaru...

Pesawat Angkatan Udara India Jatuh Lagi

Pesawat Angkatan Udara India Jatuh Lagi - Militer.or.id. Sebuah pesawat angkut militer milik Angkatan Udara India dilaporkan hilang dengan 13 awak dan penumpang diatasnya....

Bermasalah Terus, Serah Terima Kapal Selam Nuklir Yasen-M Rusia Mundur Lagi

Bermasalah Terus, Serah Terima Kapal Selam Nuklir Yasen-M Rusia Mundur Lagi - Militer.or.id. Untuk ke sekian kalinya, penyerahan kapal selam nuklir project 885-M Yasen...
44.1k Followers
Follow

Related articles

HARUS BACA :  Vietnam to Build Radar Satellites

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
HARUS BACA :  Royal Malaysian Navy Air Defence Unit