US approves sale of 2 C-130 planes to boost PH Air Force capability

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is set to acquire 2 additional C-130 cargo planes next year after the US State Department endorses the sale of the aircrafts.

According to a statement released by Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA) on its website, the deal would cost about US $61 million or roughly P2.67 billion and would include in its package the provision of training, equipment, parts, and logistical support, among others, for a period of three years.

“This proposed sale would contribute to US security and foreign policy goals by building the Philippines’ maritime domain security capacity and deepening our overall strategic partnership with the Philippines,” said DCSA in its statement.

The Philippine Defense department also requested an additional 10 T56-16 engines (2 installed and 8 spares). (Click here to read more)

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