Japan, PH Now in Talks for Transfer of Helicopter Spare Parts

Japan, PH Now in Talks for Transfer of Helicopter Spare Parts

29 Maret 2017

JGSDF UH-1 Huey (photo : JGSDF)

The Philippines and Japan governments are now in talks for the possible transfer of Bell UH-1 Iroquois ‘Huey’ helicopter spare parts from Japan military for the use of choppers of same class in Philippine Air Force service, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said today, March 27.

This is as Philippine Navy receives 2 TC-90 aircraft from Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.

Secretary Lorenzana also confirmed three more TC-90s are scheduled to be transferred to the Philippines within this year and the next, helping boost the Navy’s patrol and disaster response capabilities.

These transfers are under the Agreement Concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology signed by Japan Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa and former National Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin February 29, 2016. 


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