31 Mei 2018

PH Fleet Activates Third TC-90 Patrol Plane

31 Mei 2018

Third PH fleet TC-90 King Air patrol aircraft (photo : PH Fleet)

MANILA -- The Philippine Fleet has activated its third Beechcraft King Air TC-90 patrol aircraft (tail number NV-394) during short ceremonies at the Naval Air Group headquarters in Sangley Point, Cavite Tuesday.

This was confirmed by Lt. Sahirul Taib, Philippine Fleet spokesperson, in a phone interview Wednesday.

Present during the activation ceremony were Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad and his wife Blesilda.

The NV-394 was among the three TC-90 aircraft formally handed by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) last March 26.

With the turnover of the three planes, the number of TC-90s under Philippine service climbed to five, the first two of which were donated by the JMSDF on March 27, 2017.

The TC-90 was offered by Japan shortly after the Agreement Concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology was finalized on Feb. 29, 2016.

It has a range of more than 1,000 nautical miles, and a cruising speed of 226 knots and is capable of carrying eight passengers along with the pilot.

The additional TC-90s are expected to boost the Navy's capability in intelligence surveillance reconnaissance, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, limited transport, and maritime air surveillance.


7 komentar:

  1. Wah makin lengkap aja mainan mas pinoy

  2. Ta pa2 yang kecil2 dulu buat belajar nanti kalo ad duit beli yang besar... And jangan gengsi walau barang hibah semoga yang memberi dapat pahala juga hahahaha....

  3. hibah nggak apa apa yang penting punya

    1. Yg paling fenting hibah tapi tetap santun n rendah diri sambil apgret.

      Jangan kayak sonora...miskin mblesek bgt. Songong pulak.