PNP gets 3 more helicopters to boost anti-insurgency efforts
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) received on Saturday three more choppers to augment its campaign against terrorist attacks.
In a statement, PNP chief Police General Debold Sinas said he accepted the delivery of “H-125 Airbus single engine turbine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia PTE LTD on Friday at the Manila Domestic Airport in Pasay City.”
Sinas said the new choppers will “further boost our operational capability in support of the anti-insurgency and anti-terrorism campaign.”
The nation’s police force plans to deploy two of the helicopters in Central Visayas and Southern Mindanao, while the other chopper will be deployed in Northern Luzon, Sinas also noted.
Currently, Sinas said the police organization has seven H-125 Airbus, two R-22 Robinson police helicopters and a fixed-wing trainer aircraft, which are all deployed in Metro Manila.
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