Philippines To Receive C-130s

Posted 12 January 2015
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On 8 January 2015, representatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, or AFP, conducted a second inspection of two US KC-130T tanker aircraft at NAS JRB Fort Worth Texas. Following this inspection, Maj. Gen. Victor Bayani, Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics for AFP, signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance on behalf of his government to procure the aircraft. The anticipated delivery date is in early 2016. The sale of the aircraft part of the US Government’s commitment to help the Philippines develop its territorial defense and maritime security capabilities, as well as enhance its ability to respond to humanitarian crises. These additional aircraft will increase the number of C-130s in the Philippine Air Force to five.

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