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BLACKHAWK: The most powerful asset of the Philippine Air Force

Photo Courtesy || DND Sec. Lorenza

Cordillera - The final batch of five brand new Sikorsky S-70i Blackhawk combat utility helicopters have arrived in the Philippines on December 3, 2021. 

The additional 5 most advance helicopters of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) were flown from Poland by an Antonov transport aircraft and unloaded at Clark Air Base in Pampanga.

Photo Courtesy || SEC. Lorenzana FB page

In total, PAF has eleven (16) Sikorsky S-170 Blackhawk helicopters in its position.

"Five brand new Sikorsky 70i BlackHawk helicopters were welcomed into our air fleet last 03 December, completing the delivery of 16 units. These 5 new helicopters will further improve the lift capability of the Philippine Air Force to support various operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines." DND Sec. Delfin Lorenzana said.

READ ALSO: Philippine Black Hawk landed in Cordillera for the very first time

Sikorsky 70i BlackHawk helicopter can carry weapons by two external wings supporting four weapons stations, which can support any combination of fixed forward 50-cal (12.7mm) gun, 7- or 19-shot Hydra 70 rocket pods, or Hellfire air-to-ground missiles, according to



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