The Philippine Navy is expected to receive this December three new AugustaWestland 109 helicopters that are seen to boost its maritime security capabilities.
Navy chief Vice Adm. Jose Luis Alano said the three helicopters would constitute the first batch of air assets to be delivered by the supplier AugustaWestland S.P.A.
The government is acquiring a total five AW 109 Power helicopters from the Anglo-Italian firm for $31 million.
The government and AugustaWestland signed the contract for the acquisition of the helicopters last December.
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