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Philippine Navy Receives Second King Air Japanese Plane

The Philippine Navy has adopted the second King-Air X-90 “Air King” aircraft, which was transferred from the presence of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, reports TSAMTO with reference to Jane's Navy International.

Philippine Navy Receives Second King Air Japanese Plane

The aircraft with a tail number 392 was officially adopted for March 19 during a ceremony held at the Heracleo Alano naval base.

In 2016, a memorandum was signed on the implementation of the lease program to the Philippines of five TC-90 aircraft, which will be used to monitor the sea.

"The purpose of the supply is to enhance the capabilities of the Philippine Navy to conduct surveillance in connection with the growth of China's combat power in the South China Sea," the publication said.

Leasing was supposed to cost the Philippine side $ 7 thousand for each aircraft per year.

However, “in view of the changes made to Japanese legislation on the export of defense products, the Government of the Philippines appealed to Tokyo with a request to transfer the aircraft as an aid,” the newspaper writes.

The amendments made in 2014 allow the Japanese Ministry of Defense to donate used equipment to developing countries free of charge. As a result, the TC-90 aircraft are delivered to the Philippines as part of a military assistance package "with the goal of expanding security partnerships in Southeast Asia." The assistance package also includes the training of pilots and technical staff.

According to the representative of the Philippine Navy, Captain Lued Lincoun, by the end of March, the country's Navy should receive the three remaining aircraft.
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  1. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 23 March 2018 13: 23
    Santa Barbara, damn it.
    The United States quarreled with the Philippines over the ongoing hard drug treatment with the direct involvement of Duterte. The US ally in this region - Japan - provides the Philippines with equipment .... Madhouse ..
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 23 March 2018 13: 29
      Aircraft TC-90 "King Air", a small cheap, low-cost airplane (price tag from $ 3 million for a new one). The Philippines is not such a poor country to take junk. Strange news ???
  2. Borik
    Borik 23 March 2018 13: 25
    Is this the crew of this airplane captured in this photo. And how do they all fit in there? Or is it all the personnel of the Philippine naval aviation.
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 23 March 2018 13: 57
      Quote: Borik
      Is this the crew of this airplane captured in this photo. And how do they all fit in there?

      Not excluded. Not every day one crew fly, there should be a weekend.
      Apart from the commander in the foreground, there are 12 people in the frame. Once the aircraft is declared as a patrol, then the crew should include from 2 to 4 observers. Therefore, in the picture there are 2-3 shift crews. It is quite normal, in general, that.
  3. Freelancer7
    Freelancer7 23 March 2018 13: 27
    7000USDv Year = 583 bucks per month. = 33 200 rub. Rental price 1km. sq. in MSC. Who would give me airplanes on such a lease ....
  4. Borik
    Borik 23 March 2018 13: 35
    And at first, looking at the photo, I thought it was the crew of this small airplane. And as soon as they all fit there. Or is it all the personnel of the Philippine naval aviation.

    Here it is Philippine naval aviation.
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 23 March 2018 13: 49
  6. cormorant
    cormorant 23 March 2018 15: 20
    The Chinese scribe now! This is a stealth fighter!