Defense of the Republic of the Philippines

General Discussion => AFP Modernization & Defense Acquisitions => : Herbie October 16, 2016, 07:41:42 AM

: PN Maritime Patrol Aircraft (TC-90) Project
: Herbie October 16, 2016, 07:41:42 AM

For the upcoming five TC-90's, maintenance is a very big concern of the Japanese for good reason hehehe

Seems they'll be hiring JAMCO for the training/maintenance of the TC-90's for the Philippine Navy as I understand the document care of google translate. Paulit ulit talaga yung maintenance training for the PN sa buong document. Some details also of the Japanese missiles.

http://www.mod.go.jp/j/approach/agenda/meeting/bouei_gijutsu/sonota/04_a.pdf

In 2016 May Philippines Defense Minister telephone conversation the day was done in two days, specifically the cooperation of the following
Make sure that we turned into.

- Ratio of up to five aircraft of the transfer of the MSDF training aircraft TC-90 to the Navy

And education and support training to the TC-90 to the relevant ratio navy personnel

∑ Ratio navy support according to maintain development field of order to maintain the operation of TC-90 by

Upon receiving the telephone conversation, the Ministry of Defense, in the maintenance area of ​​the TC-90 in the Philippines, in order to investigate whether have canal assistance is necessary, the development of Japan's domestic TC-90 in this year in early July
It dispatched a professional engineer of Jamco Co., Ltd., a company in the Philippines navy and maintenance companies.

Examples of maintenance maintenance support program for the Philippine Navy

○ to provide know-how for the maintenance maintenance of equipment, through capacity building of maintenance maintenance and repair field, of the Asia-Pacific Ocean region, sea safety, aim to contribute to peace and stability thing.

○ from maintenance maintenance and repair department of the Philippine Navy, for support for maintaining the development of equipment, demonstrated needs, consider the corresponding in-proof Mamorusho.

○ In 2016 fiscal year, Japanese companies signed a contract, is responsible for the maintenance maintenance and repair plan of the Philippine Navy civilian engineer
Dispatched to the department, etc., it will provide support for capacity building of the ratio naval maintenance servicing sector, including the field survey.
: Re: PN Maritime Patrol Aircraft (TC-90) Project
: Herbie October 17, 2016, 04:49:57 AM
From the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Republic of the Philippines
Transfer to the Philippines such as the TC-90
2016 September 6

  • Today, equipment related to the Maritime Self-Defense Force training aircraft TC-90 and TC-90 (maintenance equipment, ground support equipment and spare parts) and technical information (maneuvering and maintenance, as well as those associated with these) (hereinafter referred to as "TC-90, etc." that. the transfer to the Philippines (hereinafter referred to as "this matter overseas transfer".) of), was agreed between the leaders of Japan and the Philippines both countries. For this matter overseas transfer, on August 31, 2016, "defense equipment relocation three principles" (2014 April 1, cabinet decision) and the "operational guidelines of defense equipment relocation three principles" (2014 April 1 day National security Council decision, in accordance with 2016 March 22, final revision), the National security Council a result of the deliberations in, it has been confirmed that corresponds to projects that can recognize the overseas transfer.
  • For a large number of island nations of Land holds by islands Philippines, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, transportation and improvement of ability on marine situational awareness is an important issue, and in the Philippine-Japan Defense Minister telephone conversation of this year May 2 days is, it was confirmed that continue to embody the matter overseas transfer in light of the need for strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the maritime security field. This matter overseas relocation, as well as carry out the transfer to the Philippines of the TC-90 of up to five aircraft, and the support of the education and training of the Philippine Navy personnel, the support of the maintenance maintenance field for to continue to sustain the operation by the Philippine Navy is performed. Cooperation Philippines Navy, for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, transport and performance of duties related to the marine situational awareness, and the Company to operate the TC-90, this matter overseas relocation, the rescue, transport, according to the vigilance and monitoring as, from the fact that contribute to the strengthening of security and defense cooperation with a friendly country Philippines, it has a positive significance from the point of view of our country's security.

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http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/s_sa/sea2/ph/page3_001796.html

: PHL-Japan Beechcraft TC-90 Aircraft lease agreement
: Ayoshi October 25, 2016, 07:38:05 AM
Manila Bulletin (http://www.mb.com.ph/ph-sees-2-billion-initial-investments-as-president-duterte-leaves-for-japan/) - October 25, 2016
According to Philippine Consul General to Japan Marian Jocelyn Ignacio, one of the highlights of the President’s trip is the planned lease of military planes from Japan, which could reportedly be used to protect the country’s claims in the disputed South China Sea.

“There’s a lot of interest in defense cooperation so what we are really anticipating right now and what we are very excited about is the possibility that there might be a lease of TC (90s) by Japan to the Philippines,” Ignacio said in a media interview.

Ignacio was referring to the five Beechcraft TC-90 training planes the Philippine defense department plans to lease from Japan, that could be used as surveillance aircraft. The proposed accord also involves Japan’s possible commitment to help the Philippines train pilots and aircraft mechanics.

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Government to lease 5 Japanese aircraft for maritime patrol | Philstar (http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/03/10/1561509/government-lease-5-japanese-aircraft-maritime-patrol) - March 10, 2016
LIPA CITY, Batangas – The government will lease five aircraft from Japan to help patrol the country’s maritime territory, President Aquino announced yesterday.

We are leasing from Japan five TC-90 training aircraft to assist our navy in patrolling our territories, particularly in the West Philippine Sea,” Aquino told the gathering at the change of command ceremony at the Fernando Air Base.

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Last week, the Philippines and Japan signed a deal on the transfer of military equipment and technology, a document Japan needs to allow it to export weapons and guarantee they will not be transferred to a third party.
: Re: PHL-Japan Beechcraft TC-90 Aircraft lease agreement
: adroth October 26, 2016, 01:10:08 PM
From: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/10/26/1637480/japan-lease-5-surveillance-aircraft-philippines

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Defense Undersecretary for Finance Raymundo de Vera Elefante said the deal to be signed today in Tokyo is for $7,000 per year for four TC-90 propeller light planes and the fighter TC-90 plane would be leased for $2,000 per year.

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(http://defenseph.net/bootcamp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Japan-TC90.jpg)

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(http://defenseph.net/bootcamp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/TC90.jpg)
: Re: PN Maritime Patrol Aircraft (TC-90) Project
: Herbie October 26, 2016, 03:48:28 PM
PHL, Japan sign agreement on acquisition of patrol vessels, training aircraft
Published October 26, 2016 10:16pm
BY TRISHA MACAS, GMA News
President Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday signed agreements to acquire vessels and training aircraft for the Philippines.

Duterte and Abe, after their expanded bilateral meeting at the Prime Ministerís Office, witnessed their secretaries and ministers sign documents for the acquisition of patrol vessels and other equipment for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and TC-90 training aircraft.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/586567/news/nation/phl-japan-sign-agreement-on-acquisition-of-patrol-vessels-training-aircraft
: Re: PHL-Japan Beechcraft TC-90 Aircraft lease agreement
: gemini1 October 26, 2016, 06:28:53 PM
Defense Undersecretary for Finance Raymundo de Vera Elefante said the deal to be signed today in Tokyo is for $7,000 per year for four TC-90 propeller light planes and the fighter TC-90 plane would be leased for $2,000 per year.

Fighter TC90? what does that mean? is one of the planes an armed variant?
: Re: PHL-Japan Beechcraft TC-90 Aircraft lease agreement
: 40niner October 26, 2016, 06:38:43 PM
Speculatively -- that is probably a typo/mis-interepretation; as @Ayoshi posted this at another forum... :
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has operated a total of 40 C90 and C90A King Airs, with deliveries beginning in 1973. These have been given various designations by the JMSDF and consist of 34 TC-90 trainers, five LC-90 transports and a single UC-90 which is configured for photographic aerial survey. The TC-90s and the UC-90 comprise the 202 Kyoiku Kokutai (Training Squadron) based at Tokushima, while the LC-90s are attached to various Lockheed P-3 Kokutai (Squadrons) and a NAMC YS-11 Kokutai[11] as liaison aircraft.

... which might have gave a hint, on why the cost of lease for the fifth TC-90 is more expensive.   While these King Air twin-props are basically Mk.1 eyeballs for search and surveillance, the modification made on the single unit, would be a welcome addition.

It's an accepted advantage, however, that high-wing aircraft are much better suited to eyeball observation. BN Islander, Nomad and eventually Cessna Caravan share similar characteristics.

-- ETM: wrong interpretation from the Philstart news article
: Re: PHL-Japan Beechcraft TC-90 Aircraft lease agreement
: gemini1 October 26, 2016, 07:02:13 PM
^ Yeah, I was about to edit my post after I found what the JMSDF's 40 TC90 variants are. You're too quick 40.
So those planes, except for the UC90 are strictly trainers with no added surveillance equipment, huh?     
: Re: PN Maritime Patrol Aircraft (TC-90) Project
: adroth December 05, 2016, 12:04:54 AM
From the PN Twitter account

The two Philippine Navy pilots, Lt. Cdr. Ryan Tumanda and Lt. Cdr Zyril Villacorta, are now in Japan to undergo... fb.me/1KqTBKYin
: Re: PN Maritime Patrol Aircraft (TC-90) Project
: Sinagtala December 06, 2016, 10:09:57 AM
From the Philippine Navy Facebook Page:

The two Philippine Navy Instructor Pilots, Lt. Cdr. Ryan Tumanda and Lt. Cdr Zyril Villacorta, are now in Japan to undergo training for the TC-90 aircrafts from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for maritime patrol, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, and other missions.

The training began on Nov 28 and will last until March 24, 2017 at JMSDF Tokushima Air Base in Tokushima Prefecture with JMSDF Air Training Commandís 202 Air Training Squadron.

There will be three batches of training for Filipino naval air crew until November 2017. Each batch will be composed of 90 hours training on ground and 170 hours aerial training.

Photos from Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force

(https://scontent.fmnl5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15134636_1260991487295900_3788757511807053132_n.jpg?oh=cab18fdace3199d121ff31968d495720&oe=58B8CB2C)

(https://scontent.fmnl5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15134784_1260991530629229_5163174943902459835_n.jpg?oh=5d584a7268d440c051d9ff03b633f8f0&oe=58F22448)

(https://scontent.fmnl5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15134811_1260991533962562_7047385838431599069_n.jpg?oh=bd981d96f469a1f5b4f58564755ae477&oe=58B4ECDB)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/JMSDF.PAO.fp/posts/1260991843962531
: Re: PN Maritime Patrol Aircraft (TC-90) Project
: Invictus December 10, 2016, 07:48:10 PM
First TC-90 aircraft leased from Japan to arrive by Q1 of 2017 (http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=1&sid=&nid=1&rid=947479)

One out of the five TC-90 aircraft, earlier leased from Japan, will be arriving in the Philippines by the first quarter of 2017.

This was disclosed by Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna who added that the aircraft may arrive either in February or March at the Sangley Point air facility in Cavite.

Last November, two PN pilots and six air crews left for Japan to start training on the above-mentioned aircraft.

The Department of National Defense (DND) earlier announced that the Philippines will be re-equipping the TC-90s as Japan have stripped of some its equipment, including its surveillance systems.

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: Re: PN Maritime Patrol Aircraft (TC-90) Project
: Juramentado February 23, 2017, 07:42:17 AM
The delivery coincides with conclusion of the first batch of PN crew-training.

http://www.update.ph/2017/02/2-japanese-aircraft-to-be-delivered-to-philippine-navy-next-month/14790

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The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) will deliver two of the five leased turbo-prop TC-90 aircraft to the Philippine Navyís (PN) Sangley Point air facility on March 27. This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in an interview Thursday.

The aircraft will be delivered to the country by JMSDF pilots and will be formally transferred to the Navy on the same day.

Lincuna said the remaining three TC-90s will be transferred to the Navy before the end of the year.

He added that the TC-90s will be used to augment the existing Norman-Britten BN-2 Islander fleet, which the Navy uses in patrol, surveillance and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and rapid assessment missions.

Last November, two PN pilots and six air crews left for Japan to start their TC-90 flight training.

The Department of National Defense (DND) earlier announced that the Philippines will re-equip the TC-90s as Japan has stripped them of some equipment, including their surveillance systems.

The country will pay Japan USD7,000 each for the first four aircraft yearly and only USD200 for the fifth, for total of USD28,200 as stipulated in its lease agreement.

The DND added it is also looking at the possibility of using the TC-90 for 20 years while the military is upgrading its equipment.

The TC-90, which is part of the Beechcraft King Air aircraft family, was offered by Japan shortly after the Agreement Concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology was finalized Feb. 29 last year.

The TC-90ís patrol range is double that of a small Philippine aircraft, which only has a maximum range of 300 km.

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: Re: PN Maritime Patrol Aircraft (TC-90) Project
: adroth March 04, 2017, 08:33:31 AM
2 JMSDF TC-90s aircraft to be delivered on March 27
By Priam F. Nepomuceno

(http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=966600)

MANILA, Feb. 23 (PNA) -- The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) will deliver two of the five leased turbo-prop TC-90 aircraft to the Philippine Navy's (PN) Sangley Point air facility on March 27.

This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in an interview Thursday.

The aircraft will be delivered to the country by JMSDF pilots and will be formally transferred to the Navy on the same day.

Lincuna said the remaining three TC-90s will be transferred to the Navy before the end of the year.

He added that the TC-90s will be used to augment the existing Norman-Britten BN-2 Islander fleet, which the Navy uses in patrol, surveillance and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and rapid assessment missions.

Last November, two PN pilots and six air crews left for Japan to start their TC-90 flight training.

The Department of National Defense (DND) earlier announced that the Philippines will re-equip the TC-90s as Japan has stripped them of some equipment, including their surveillance systems.

The country will pay Japan USD7,000 each for the first four aircraft yearly and only USD200 for the fifth, for total of USD28,200 as stipulated in its lease agreement.

The DND added it is also looking at the possibility of using the TC-90 for 20 years while the military is upgrading its equipment.

The TC-90, which is part of the Beechcraft King Air aircraft family, was offered by Japan shortly after the Agreement Concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology was finalized Feb. 29 last year.

The TC-90's patrol range is double that of a small Philippine aircraft, which only has a maximum range of 300 km. (PNA)
CVL/PFN
: Countdown to the TC-90s
: adroth March 04, 2017, 08:35:37 AM
The main thread is in the modernization forum. Will merge this thread with that eventually.

For now . . . countdown to March 27

From: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/10/26/1637480/japan-lease-5-surveillance-aircraft-philippines

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Defense Undersecretary for Finance Raymundo de Vera Elefante said the deal to be signed today in Tokyo is for $7,000 per year for four TC-90 propeller light planes and the fighter TC-90 plane would be leased for $2,000 per year.

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(http://defenseph.net/bootcamp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Japan-TC90.jpg)
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: firstknight March 04, 2017, 10:25:54 PM
what is a fighter tc90?  ???
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: roystik March 04, 2017, 11:12:16 PM
How much of an upgrade is this compared to the aircraft currently in use?
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: Juramentado March 05, 2017, 08:26:01 AM
Longer range, better performance because of turboprop engines, pressurization to fly higher. They are stripped of any surveillance equipment, so another case of FFBNW.
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: adroth March 23, 2017, 08:27:38 PM
https://youtu.be/XSyz6ts77ao

"Commemorative ceremony at the Tokushima base for the first time owner's own helicopter to the Philippine army
A commemorative ceremony was held at the Sea Tokushima Air Base (Tokushima Prefecture Matsushige Town) when two Maritime Self-Defense Force training machines "TC 90" leased to the Philippine Navy departed on the 23rd to the site. It is the first time to hand over the SDF units to other countries. Three other aircraft will be handed over within 2017."
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: 12th BCT March 24, 2017, 01:00:35 AM
Longer range, better performance because of turboprop engines, pressurization to fly higher. They are stripped of any surveillance equipment, so another case of FFBNW.

What surveillance equipment where they equipped with? What were stripped?
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: Juramentado March 24, 2017, 10:16:41 AM
Unknown, but only the UC-90 (and there is only one in the JMSDF King Air fleet) was equipped with photoreconnaisance equipment. I posted a photo of it's belly on the Facebook page - there's a window on the underside just forward of the rear loading stairs.

http://flyteam.jp/photo/372257/L

So with the miniaturization of photo equipment today, you could put a lot of things there as long as the window and perspective support the camera's use.

Is the plan to equip all of them, including the TC models with some form of EO? I guess that's another option, but it would mean external payloads or making mods to the plane to accommodate say a SAFIRE FLIR turret for example. Hopefully the Lease Terms will allow that.
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: 12th BCT March 25, 2017, 11:12:15 PM
RECCE PODS.

Perhaps that would be a viable option.

Was any of the PAF F-5s or F-8s ever decked out to perform 0photographic recce?
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: 40niner March 26, 2017, 06:16:01 PM
A few days ago, a reportedly photo at Laoag Airport was posted at AMDR (aseanmildef) (http://www.aseanmildef.com/2017/03/beechcraft-tc-90-aircraft-from-japan.html).
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6p_hW8yIXv0/WNYoJtTcB5I/AAAAAAAAHfE/AU9jH1SLztAnDeldfYQGov7cco-t535MwCLcB/s1600/TC-90%2BLaog.jpg)

These two JMSDF(yet) units, with tail numbers -- 6822 and 6824, reported flew into Villamor then later today to Sangley for its turn-over to PN.  6822 is model C90A, and was sold in 1987, while 6824 is model C90B and was sold in 1993.   Accdg to manufacturer's (Beechcraft) memo (http://www.aircapitaljetsales.com/images/C90B_Changes_from_C90A.pdf), subtle differences exists between the models (afa commercial specs), such as improved propellers, etc.  Not sure if still holds true under JMSDF service.

202 on the tail is the mother unit of these TC-90s -- 202 Kyoiku Kokutai (202nd Naval Air Training Squadron) based in Matsushige, Tokushima, Japan.
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: dr demented March 26, 2017, 09:45:17 PM
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=975229

PN formally accepts 2 Japanese TC-90s in Sangley Point ceremony

SANGLEY POINT CAVITE, March 26 (PNA) -- The Philippine Navy (PN)'s humanitarian and patrol capability got a big boost the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) formally transferred two units of the Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft Monday morning.

Transfer ceremonies took place at the Naval Air Group headquarters, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

The two aircraft landed at the said facility around 10 a.m.

Present during the transfer ceremony was Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and his JSMOD counterpart Kenji Wakamiya.

PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said these aircraft were leased from the JMOD as part of the Navy's efforts to enhance its capability in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, limited transport, and maritime domain awareness including maritime air surveillance and intelligence surveillance reconnaissance.

The whole project involves five units of TC-90s. The remaining three units are expected to arrive by mid-2018.

Last November, two PN pilots and six air crews left for Japan to start their TC-90 flight training.

The Department of National Defense (DND) earlier announced that the Philippines will be re-equipping the TC-90s as Japan have stripped of some its equipment, including its surveillance systems.

The country will pay Japan USD7,000 each for the first four aircraft yearly and only USD200 for the fifth, or total of USD28,200 as stipulated in its lease agreement.

The DND added it is also looking at the possibility of using the TC-90 for 20 years while the military is upgrading its equipment.

The TC-90, which is part of the Beechcraft King Air aircraft family, was offered by Japan shortly after the Agreement Concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology was finalized last Feb. 29, 2016.

The TC-90's patrol range is double those of small Philippine aircraft which only has a maximum range of 300 kilometers. (PNA)
PRIAM F. NEPOMUCENO
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: SG99n1 March 27, 2017, 06:37:51 AM
Japanese TC-90s are unique model because they have "local" avionics. what does that mean?
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: adroth March 30, 2017, 10:42:51 PM
Small planes for PH Navy signal Japan's growing security role
President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncements of dislike for US makes the country's relations with Japan very crucial

Carmela Fonbuena
@carmelafonbuena
Published 7:47 PM, March 28, 2017
Updated 7:50 PM, March 28, 2017

http://www.rappler.com/nation/165457-tc90-philippines-new-principles-defense-transfer

MANILA, Philippines Ė The small hand-me-down patrol planes from the former World War II enemy do not look much. But the TC90s that Japan transferred to the Philippine Navy on Monday, March 27, are symbols of a huge leap for Japan as it takes a bigger role in the security of the region.

It was the first implementation of Japan's gamechanging move to lift its weapons export ban, one of the self-imposed policies it adopted when it took a pacifist mindsent after World War II.

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The Philippine Navy will lease the planes for a small sum of $28,000 a year. It would have been a donation, except Japan's Congress is still deliberating on a new law that will allow the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force to give used defense equipment as a grant to allies, similar to the Excess Defense Articles program of the United States.

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(http://defenseph.net/bootcamp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170327-2-tc90s_BE02DFDBBA76406CBF64A1058279BC26.jpg)

SMALL PLANES, HUGE LEAP. The transfer of TC90 patrol planes from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to the Philippine Navy is a huge leap for Japan. PH Navy photo
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: adroth April 01, 2017, 08:36:32 PM
TC-90s to give PN ISR capability a big boost

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn&nid=1&rid=976748

MANILA, April 1 (PNA) --- With two Beechcraft King Air TC-90s in the fleet and another three more expected to be in commission within the year, the Philippine Navy's (PN) capability to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions in the country's vast maritime territories was greatly boosted.

This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in an interview Saturday.

"The transfer of two (Japanese) TC-90s to (the PN) will boost the capabilities of the PN in conducting ISR in maritime areas of interest," he added.

The first two TC-90s were delivered to the PN during short ceremonies in Sangley Point, Cavite last March 27.

This is aside from its secondary function of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, utility, and transport missions, the Navy spokesperson further stressed.

"The TC-90 will (also) serve as a transition platform for our capability upgrade and in the future to operate the latest in military technology and equipment," Lincuna disclosed.

The TC-90s have a range of over 1,000 nautical miles, and a cruising speed of 260 knots and capable of carrying eight passengers along with the pilots.

Three more TC-90s are expected to be delivered to the PN within the end of the year. (PNA)
 PRIAM F. NEPOMUCENO
: Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
: adroth April 20, 2017, 10:55:30 PM
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, Japanese State Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya, and other defense officials of their respective countries gathered for the transfer ceremony of two units of Beechcraft TC90 aircraft from the Japan Ministry of Defense on March 27, 2017, at the headquarters of the Naval Air Group in Sangley Point, Cavite City. Three more TC90s are expected to arrive by the end of March 2018.

(http://defenseph.net/bootcamp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-2.jpg)

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