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The delivery of the first batch of S-70i Blackhawk helicopters landed at Clark International Airport (RPLC) from Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport (EPRZ) at around 1000H (MNL) on 09 November 2020.

The first batch of S-70i Blackhawks were delivered by an Antonov An-124 heavy lift aircraft. These S-70i Blackhawk helicopters was manufactured at the PZL Mielec facilitates in Poland.

These sixteen (16) S-70i Blackhawks that were purchased by the Philippine government will fly under the blades of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing of the Philippine Air Force.

Beehive pilots now singing “Your Smiling Face” by James Taylor 😊❤️

Photo credit to Alicja Kacprzak
Posted by Pinoy Aviators


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--- Quote from: adroth on December 12, 2020, 06:10:28 PM ---


10 more units are set for delivery in early 2021. The 16 choppers are worth P12.1 billion

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--- Quote from: adroth on December 20, 2020, 04:25:08 PM ---


Philippine Air Force (PAF) Blackhawk helicopters from the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing made its first mission over the land of the Oragons when it touches the wet ramp of Tactical Operations Group 5, Legazpi City on the rainy morning of 18 December 2020.

The two (2) S-70i Blackhawks of the Beehives ferried the party of LTGEN ANTONIO PARLADE JR, the Commander of Southern Luzon Command for the inauguration ceremony of the donated classrooms of the GMA Kapuso Foundation at Brgy. Bariw, Camalig, Albay.

The Wing Commander, TOWSOL, COL LLEWILLYN S BANAAG PAF (GSC) also accompanied the mission in order to present and discuss to the COMMANDER, SOLCOM and to the AFP and PNP Commanders based in the Bicol Region as well as to the different media groups and personalities such as the Radyo and TV Veritas, Idol News FM, Radyo Oragon, DZGB AM Radio, Bombo Radyo-Legazpi, Radyo Pilipinas-Bicol, Mayon Internet TV, Don TV and Ms. Rhaydz Barcia of the Manila Times, the capabilities of the PAF’s newest multi-mission aircraft during the organized press briefing that was facilitated by the Tactical Operations Group 5.

The Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND) inked a $241.4m contract with PZL Mielec in June 2019 for sixteen (16) S-70i Blackhawk helicopters for the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing of the PAF.

The S-70i Black Hawk helicopter has a maximum gross weight of 9,979kg and can carry two crew members and up to 13 troops.

The Black Hawks being a medium transport helicopter, is capable of flying at the speed of 224mph or 361kph and has a range of 290 miles or 460 km.

Tactical Operation Group 5, Philippine Air Force

Photos courtesy of TOG5, PAF
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--- Quote from: adroth on January 12, 2021, 03:42:54 PM ---Black Hawk, the most modern air asset of the country, ready to use in Mindoro

The most modern Polish-built S-70 i Black Hawk transport helicopters in the country, Occidental Mindoro PTF ELCAC Chairman Governor Eduardo Gadiano along with the staff of the Provincial Government, LtGen Antonio Parladé Jr of Southern Luzon Command, Col Jose Augusto Villareal of the 203rd Bantay Peace Brigade and LTC Alexander Arbolado of the 4th Infantry Battalion to re-host the native Bowing of the Site Mantay and its surrounding areas and personally know the developmental and other needs of its residents.

Remember that on 13th July last year the local government of San Jose and Provincial Government actively conducted the Retooled Community Support Program or RCSP of DILG, according to Executive Order 70 of our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. This is aimed at addressing the aspirations of our Mangyan brothers so that they will not be deceived by the CPP-NPA terrorists.

Because of this program, Mangyan people in this area are gradually opening up about the government's program for them. At the same time, the CPP-NPA terrorists who are said to have had a long time in the mentioned area were expelled.

Since then until now, the ′′ convergence ′′ or the merger of various government agencies and non-government organizations continues to bring the situation of our brother Mangyan in Sityo Mantay and nearby. its place.
The leaders of Buhid tribe convey heartfelt gratitude to the government for the services and assistance provided to them. In the leadership of Gov Ed Gadiano as PTF ECLAC Chairman and MTF ELCAC Chariman Mayor Romulo Festin was able to carry out medical missions here, the House Meeting was also built, pathway and they were also given solar lights.
Apart from this, they were also given agricultural supplies, pets and fabric scarves materials for their alternative livelihoods.

And at the end, when the leaders of the Provincial Government and the Army went up again, they saw a big change in the life of the Tribung Buhid who are there far from fear and danger caused by the terrorist CPP-NPA.

On the other hand, the leaders of the army extend their gratitude to the local government of San Jose and the Provincial Government of West Mindoro for their immediate action to improve the condition of our Mangyan brothers. ′′ Your army will continue to be aides and aidesmaids for the peace and development of your community. Having the latest aircraft, the Black Hawk, this is an additional tool so that we can easily reach the remote areas here in Mindoro Island with various government staffs and solve the problems in the community. Let's work together and together give way to our long-awaited peace ′′ final statement by Col Villareal.

Aside from the Black Hawk's ability to perform day and night surveillance missions, these will also be considered multi-purpose helicopters that can be used during disaster, HADR or humanitarian assistance and disaster response missions, insurance, and troop transport of AFP.

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