Department of National Defense confirms the delivery of four armed brand-new AgustaWestland AW-109E “Power” helicopters. Additional two for the Navy and first two out of eight for Philippine Air Force.
“They are now being assembled and according to a timeline I received, they will be flown to Clark Field, Pampanga for testing and acceptance,” DND Undersecretary Fernando Manalo. These helicopters were in the Philippines since late December 2014.
According to Philippine Navy commissioning of these helicopters is scheduled on January 16, 2015. These helis are armed with machine guns and 20mm cannons.