Philippine Navy signs for three AW109 Power helicopters
AgustaWestland has announced the signing of a contract with the Philippine Navy for three AW109 Power maritime helicopters plus two options.
The helicopters will be used for a wide range of naval missions including economic zone protection, surface surveillance, SAR and maritime security. The aircraft will be delivered in 2014 and will operate from both shore and ship bases. The contract includes initial logistics support and training for aircrew and maintenance personnel.
Vincenzo Alaimo, AgustaWestland’s head of regional sales for SE Asia, said “We are delighted that the Philippine Navy has selected the AW109 Power as part of its armed forces modernisation programme after an extensive evaluation of competing types. The AW109 Power’s multi-role abilities and high performance will provide the Philippine Navy with an enhanced maritime operational capability.”