To keep the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) fleet of UH-1H combat utility helicopters serviceable and mission-ready at all times, talks are underway with the Japan Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) regarding the transfer of “Huey” spare parts to the PAF.
This was confirmed by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on the sidelines of the transfer ceremony for the two Beechcraft King Air TC-90 aircraft in Sangley Point, Cavite early this week.
“We are pleased to announce that the DND has already started discussions with ATLA regarding the possible transfer of UH-1H helicopter spare parts to the PAF,” he said when asked on whether the Philippines can expect more equipment aid from Japan.
The PAF is known to operate 40 to 60 units Huey helicopters in its fleet.
These spare parts, if the talks are formalized, will extend the service life of the UH-1H currently in PAF service.
The helicopter is being used for troop and supply transport, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and close air support missions.
“We are looking toward the actualization of this proposal,” Lorenzana stressed.
The DND chief also expressed his thanks and gratitude for the support being extended by the Japanese government to the Philippines.
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