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PHL Air Force acquires C-295M aircraft from Spain
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:16:34 AM »
PHL Air Force acquires C-295M aircraft from Spain
Published November 11, 2019 11:44pm
By JULIA MARI ORNEDO, GMA News
 
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/715076/phl-air-force-acquires-c-295m-aircraft-from-spain/story/

The Philippine Air Force formally accepted a C-295M #177 aircraft from Spain’s Airbus Defense and Space division as part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Modernization Program, according to a statement from the Air Force Public Affairs Office.

The aircraft was blessed on Monday at the Haribon Hangar, Clark Air Base in Pampanga in the presence of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

The new aircraft was acquired under the AFP Modernization Program’s Command and Control Fixed-Wing Turbo Prop Acquisition project.

With the arrival of the C295M aircraft, the Air Force now has three operational C295 aircraft units that will boost capabilities to transport troops and equipment and deployment of humanitarian aid and conduct of relief operations.

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Re: PHL Air Force acquires C-295M aircraft from Spain
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 12:51:32 PM »
shouldn't it be 4 C295s?

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Re: PHL Air Force acquires C-295M aircraft from Spain
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 10:59:25 PM »
There are 4 but the key word is "operational". One of them is in overhaul.