02 Februari 2018

Japan-Donated Plane Conducts First Maritime Patrol

02 Februari 2018


Beechcraft TC-90 of the PAF (all photos : PNA/Update)

Japan-donated plane conducts maritime patrol over Bajo De Masinloc

MANILA -- A Japanese-donated Beechcraft King Air TC-90, under the operational control of the Northern Luzon Command, conducted its first maritime patrol air patrol mission over the Bajo De Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal), Zambales and other areas under NOLCOM supervision Wednesday.

"Given the task, the (T)C-90 plane, with a tail number of 390, made its maiden flight at 9:45 a.m. of January 31, 2018, in the area of Bajo De Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal), Masinloc, Zambales. It has flown around the shoal for about 800 feet above sea level sighting four Filipino fishing boats, together with nine Chinese vessels comprising of four Chinese Coast Guard vessels, four unknown Chinese vessels and a Chinese fishing vessel. Moreover, the Filipino pilots heard no challenge from the Chinese Cost Guard," NOLCOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Isagani Nato said.

Wednesday's air patrol was the first ever for TC-90 in Philippine service. Its employment boosted the capability of the Navy to conduct limited airlift, reconnaissance and surveillance within NOLCOM's area-of-jurisdiction.



It will also complement the efforts of the Philippine Air Force to monitor and watch over the three maritime areas in Northern and Central Luzon.

Nato said NOLCOM would utilize all available assets and resources to protect our national territory, including its northern maritime areas, and assert our sovereign rights over the country's maritime domain.

"NOLCOM will continue to do its mandate that will be non-provocative strictly adhering to the International Law and in line with the directives and policies of the national government," he added.



The said plane, one of the two Japanese aircraft donated to the Philippines last March last year, was activated during short ceremonies at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City last November 21.

Its activation boosted the operations and maritime air surveillance capabilities of the Naval Air Group.

The TC-90s have a range of over 1,000 nautical miles, and a cruising speed of 260 knots and capable of carrying eight passengers along with the pilots.



As of this time, the Navy is operating around six Norman Britten "Islander" patrol aircraft, four GAF "Nomad" planes, five AgustaWestland combat utility helicopters and one Robinson R-22 training helicopter.

The TC-90, which was part of the Beechcraft King Air aircraft family, was offered by Japan shortly after the Agreement Concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology was finalized last Feb. 29, 2016.

Two of the TC-90s were delivered to Sangley Point, Cavite last March 27 with the remaining three to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018. 

(PNA)

13 komentar:

  1. Saya dengar malay minat sangat nak dapatkan pesawat hibah nih

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    1. Macam mana malon nak terima hibah. Kerajaan kaya raya mereka tu. Malu lah nak terima hibah kih kih kin... tapi kalau lah terpakse tak apalah. Daripada tak ade beli pesawat betul.. betul.. betul...

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    2. Kami oke je dgn barang hibah janji berkualiti... tak macam negara seberang tu pantang org bagi hibah terus sambar.. negara g20 tu.. pakai tak sampai setahun dah menyembah bumi... πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† ops biasa la negara MENDUNIA alias indon..

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    3. Maaf pakcik sekarang kami tak terima barang hibah,bkn cem seberang tuh masih suka terima barang hibah sampe sekarang

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  2. Hibah? Oh istilah Hibah dah diambil Malon ya? Kasihan lah sangat budget cekak pemerintah malon, buat pengganti pesawat MiG 29 nya aja tak mampu

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    1. Kami tak mampu tapi mampu ke in don sponsor utk kami.. opsss indon kan kaki sembang...hahahhaha

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    2. Upss malon negara lebih besar dari pada tiang Wkwkwk

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  3. selamat filipin🀝🀝🀝


    pesawat bagus, ada bbrp tni al pake buat pesud latih, dan ada jg buat pesud angkut vvip.

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  4. Pasti malon iri hati tak dapat hibah dari japan...wkkwkkk

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    1. Kami oke je.. kalau indin dpt barang hibah ni tentu kecoh satu indon tu.. belum apa2 dah jatuh sembah bumi...hahahahahah

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    2. Setakat nih pemimpin kami tak mahukan barang hibah lg,beza lah dgn negara jaguh dunia akhirat tuh,hornet kuwait dan orion jepun pun dinanti2 Wkwkwk

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  5. bakal rame troller yang berotak dungu di mari..

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    1. Termasuk yg cakap di atas Wkwkwk

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