Japanese destroyer, PHL aircraft hold exercise in West Philippine Sea

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Akizuki-class destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD-116) has conducted a communication exercise with a Philippine Navy Beechcraft King Air C-90.

JMSDF photo

The said communication exercise was held in West Philippine Sea on July 18. JMSDF said it strengthened cooperation with Philippine Navy.

The said Philippine Navy aircraft is among the 5 C-90 aircraft donated by Japan.

The first and second aircraft were activated November 21, 2017 and March 19, 2018, respectively. The third aircraft was activated in May 2018. The fourth aircraft was activated March 18, 2019. The fifth was activated August 20, 2019.