PH Navy’s 1st anti-sub helicopter to arrive this March 2019

PH Navy’s 1st anti-sub helicopter to arrive this March 2019




Things are looking up for the Philippine Navy.
The Philippines’  first anti-submarine helicopter, the Agusta Westland AW-159 "Wildcat", is expected to be delivered within the first quarter of 2019.
AgustaWestland AW-159 "Wildcat" (photo credit to owner)

Philippine Navy spokesperson, Commander Jonathan Zata, told the Philippine News Agency when asked about the project.
"Accordingly, it will arrive within the first quarter of next year. Manufacturers trials are still being done (as of this time)," Zata added.
It was earlier reported by the Department of Defense Spokesperson Arsenio Andolong states that initial filght-testing is now ongoing for the two Philippine – ordered AW-159 anti-submarine helis.
The modern anti-submarine helicopters were given the allocation of PHP5.4 billion all for including its munition, mission essential equipment and integrated logistic support.
"As confirmed by the Commander Naval Air Group. The (first) AW-159 have just started initial test flight as part of the manufacturer's trial. It is still scheduled for a series of test flights before scheduling its handover to the Philippines. According as well to CNAG, the flight signals the completion of the first unit," Andolong said.
The AW-159 is an improved version of the Westland Super Lynx military helicopter.
The helicopter has also been ordered for the Royal Navy and British Army of the United Kingdom.
It is capable of speeds of 291 km/h (181 mph), range of 777 km (483 miles), ferry range of 963 km (598 miles) and an endurance of one and a-half hours (fours hours and 30 minutes if fitted with auxiliary fuel).
The AW-159 can also be armed with rockets, machine guns, missiles, torpedoes and depth charges.

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Report from  PNA

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