Eight Italian helicopters will be bought by the Philippines.

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Eight Italian helicopters will be bought by the Philippines.


31 October, it became known that the Air Force of the Philippines will sign a contract for the supply of AW109 helicopters with the Italian company AgustaWestland. The amount of the transaction was 3,4 billion Philippine pesos (78,6 million dollars). The new AW109 ships will replace the outdated MD 530.

The contract will be signed in the near future, they want the helicopters to be delivered by the military by the end of 2014. Use AW109 will be used as shock machines during operations in the dark.

Designed new helicopter 8 people (or cargo weighing up to a ton of 1,4). The ship can develop a speed of up to 311 kilometers per hour.

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