The modernization of military equipment continues as two of the five TC-90 air crafts from Japan are expected to arrive on March 27.
Philippine Navy Spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said that the additional gears will boost the military capability in aerial and maritime aerial reconnaissance or locating the enemy in certain regions.
Lincuna explained that the aircrafts will be useful for humanitarian assistance and disaster response by carrying reliefs to areas affected by calamities.
TC-90 air crafts were also capable to tighten maritime security as it can be used as a surveillance, Lincuna added.
On the day of arrival, the two aircrafts will be controlled by Japanese since it is not yet transferred to the Philippines.
Last November, two Philippine Navy pilots and six aircrews left the country to undergo trainings on how to use the TC-90 aircraft. -MF