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PH eyeing Chinook helicopters from US
« on: July 25, 2019, 04:54:50 AM »
Administrator's note: See also CH-47 Chinook heavy troop & supply transport aircraft

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Romualdez: PH eyeing Chinook helicopters from US
ABS-CBN News
Posted at Jul 24 2019 12:52 AM | Updated as of Jul 24 2019 05:50 AM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/24/19/romualdez-ph-eyeing-chinook-helicopters-from-us

MANILA - The Philippines is keen on buying new helicopters from the United States, Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Manuel Romualdez said Tuesday.

According to the country's top envoy to US, Washington is offering helicopters aside from the Black Hawk helicopters which the Philippines agreed to buy in December 2018.

"The US is offering the Philippines to buy heavy-lift Chinook helicopters," Romualdez said in a roundtable interview.

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Re: PH eyeing Chinook helicopters from US
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 07:28:25 AM »
any confirmation from the DND and AFP or the PAF?

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Re: PH eyeing Chinook helicopters from US
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 11:34:55 PM »
http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=6086.0

Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS
Dec 19, 2019
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American aircraft manufacturer Boeing, reeling from its biggest crisis over its 737 Max planes, is making a pitch for some of its most advanced military aircraft to the Philippine government.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZSCcGvVQtY

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Re: PH eyeing Chinook helicopters from US
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 02:58:09 PM »
Air Force eyes acquisition of heavy-lift choppers
By Priam Nepomuceno October 19, 2021, 10:01 am

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MANILA – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is looking at the possibility of acquiring heavy-lift helicopters as part of efforts to beef up its helicopter fleet.

"There is a project for heavy (lift) helis (helicopters) but this is still being worked out by the TWGs (technical working groups)," PAF spokesperson Lt. Col. Maynard Mariano said.

Mariano, however, declined to provide further details.

"I cannot identify the helicopters that are being looked into, again, it is still with the TWG for their assessment," Mariano said.

A heavy-lift helicopter is a type of rotary aircraft capable of lifting large numbers of personnel or cargo.

Earlier reports said one of the heavy-lift helicopters being looked into is the twin-engine Boeing CH-47 "Chinook".

The CH-47 is among Western-made helicopters that have a high lifting capacity. It can carry up to 24,000 lbs. of cargo and personnel.