17 November 2014
PAF C-130 Hercules (photo : Faridz Yunus)
Philippine Air Force is applying the sum of PhP35,634,408 for the maintenance and needed spare-parts of one PAF C-130 Hercules in a bid make sure its current assets are airworthy.
“The Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced that it is allocating Php35,634,408 for the acquisition of spare parts and maintenance of the communication/navigation system of one of its three Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” cargo aircraft,” the state news agency said.
PAF has three C-130s being used to transport equipment and military troops. While on times of disaster C-130s are utilized for relief operations.
While the military still needs additional transport aircraft, US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has approved earlier this year the sale of two C-130s to Philippine Government.
“This proposed sale would contribute to U.S. security and foreign policy goals by building the Philippines’ maritime domain security capacity and deepening our overall strategic partnership with the Philippines,” US DSCA said in a certification sent to US Congress.