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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Philippine Black Hawks landed in Cordillera for the very first time

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Cordillera - The Philippine Air Force (PAF) newest Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters has landed at the Loakan Airport for the very first time on January 6, 2020. 

Two Blackhawks helicopters had made their first landing as part of the Black Hawks pilot's proficiency training and familiarization of landing zone in the northern part of Luzon. 

The Philippine Air Force has acquired 16 Black Hawk helicopters from Polish contractor PZL Mielec with a total cost of P12 billion. 

Six choppers had arrive last December while the 10 remaining choppers is expected to be delivered by the the first quarter of 2021.

PAF's newest air assets will be used for conducting different missions such as humanitarian assistance and disaster response, medical evacuation, and for the government's transport of equipment and personnel during this pandemic. 

It can also be used in military operation like ferrying troops and extractions, combat search-and rescue operation, combat resupply and air support for ground troops.



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