AFP Commissioned Two NC212i Light-Lift Fixed-Wing Aircraft to Boost PAF

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) commissioned the the newly-acquired PT Dirgantara NC212i Light-Lift Fixed-Wing Aircraft that aims to help the military to uphold the country's sovereignty and patrimony and to boost the Philippine Air Force capabilities to defend our territories.


According to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana the newly-acquired assets of the AFP can help the military in protecting the Filipino people from man-made and natural threats and calamities.

During the turn-over ceremonies of the aircraft at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Sec. Lorenzana was quoted as saying "The turnover of these two light-lift-fixed wing aircraft signify the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to a level where it can effectively and fully perform its constitutional mandate to uphold the sovereignty and preserve the patrimony of the country," he said.



The AFP also noted that the said aircraft was acquired under the Light Lift Fixed-Wing Acquisition Project of PAR under the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) on their part stated that the NC212i aircraft can be used strategically for producing articifial rain, as well as maritime and coast guard Patrol. It can also be utilized for passenger and troop transport, cargo/logistic transport, anti-smuggling control, immigration control, search and rescue, paratroop dropping, and medical evacuation.

Compared to the previous NC212, the new model has a carrying capacity of 28 passengers and is equipped with a digital avionic and next generation autopilot. It features a ramp access, next generation navigation and communication system, as well as, cheaper operational cost.

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) also announced that the newly-acquired assets is also capable of taking-off and landing on unpaved runways.



Source: PNA

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