AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has signed a contract with the Philippine Navy for two additional AW109 Power maritime helicopters. The helicopters will be used for a wide range of naval missions including economic zone protection, surface surveillance, SAR and maritime security.
The contract brings to five the total number of AW109 Powers ordered by the Philippine Navy, which is already operating the first batch of three aircraft. The order further expands the success achieved by this model in the Philippines for military applications following the contract for eight units signed by the Philippine Air Force in 2013. The two additional helicopters will be delivered in the second half of this year and operate from both shore and ship bases. The contract includes initial logistics support and training for aircrew and maintenance personnel.
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