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Re: PCG Light to Medium Weight Search and Rescue Helicopter Requirement
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2020, 10:05:31 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/coastguardph/posts/546618532673472

PCG Commandant, Vice Admiral George V Ursabia Jr graced the simple and private ceremony to commission into Coast Guard service one of the two new airbus helicopters – H145 light twin engine helicopter – from Germany at the Coast Guard Aviation Force (CGAF), Department of Transportation (DOTr) Hangar, Domestic Airport Complex this morning, 18 June 2020.

Said aerial asset with tail number CGH-1452 is a four-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol, and maritime law enforcement.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CGH-1452 is utilized in transporting personal protective equipment (PPE) sets and medical supplies in various cities and provinces across the country to support the nationwide battle for public health and safety.










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Re: PCG Light to Medium Weight Search and Rescue Helicopter Requirement
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2020, 10:27:19 AM »
Interesting to know where 1451 is. It is the one with FLIR and weather radar.

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Re: PCG Light to Medium Weight Search and Rescue Helicopter Requirement
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2020, 12:17:34 PM »
This comment makes it 2 + 7 just like the PCG Acquisition Plan. It maybe possible that the Maritime Disaster Response Helicopter Acquisition Project (seven units) is still alive.

PCG Commandant Ursabia:

“We are pursuing procurement of seven more, hopefully this time so that we can deploy more helicopters nationwide. But it is still in the pipeline and still with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). We are hoping and praying that the procurement will be approved accordingly,” Ursabia told Daily Tribune.


https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/16/coast-guard-needs-more-choppers/?fbclid=IwAR1Hh2R1FHGTMs_B6CIi-hyw5xTwIqhks-ttp9Jpaa1uy-US9nUnIrghlF4

Some scenarios:
a. seven H145 + two H215/H225
b. five H145 + two AW139 + two H215/H225
c. nine H145 (to sharpen TTPs first with the air crew and maintenance crew, before taking in other types)