Spike NLOS, Blue Shark “in-country” — PH Navy

With a complete assemblage of mission essential equipment, integrated logistics support system, and munitions, Bacordo expects pilots and aircrew of the AW159s to be fully trained and to further improve on the use of weapons to gain proficiency in handling them. The two AW159s were acquired to complement the anti-surface warfare (ASW) capabilities of the Jose Rizal-class frigates. The helicopters arrived in May 2019 and were immediately commissioned on June of the same year. Total cost for the munitions, mission essential equipment, and integrated logistics support is PhP 5.4 billion.

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