Japanese patrol aircraft flies off Palawan with PHL aircraft

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) P-1 maritime patrol aircraft conducted a goodwill exercise with Philippine Navy Beechcraft King Air TC-90 aircraft in airspace around Palawan island on May 8, the JMSDF said.

JMSDF photo

The TC-90 aircraft utilized in the said mission is among the 5 Beechcraft King Air TC-90 aircraft donated by the Japanese government to Philippine Navy.

The first two aircraft arrived March 27, 2017. The first aircraft was activated on November 21, 2017. The second aircraft was activated last week, March 19.

The final three TC-90 aircraft arrived during a short ceremonies at Philippine Navy-Naval Air Group headquarters in Sangley Point, Cavite City last March.

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