Japanese vice admiral visits Philippine Navy

Vice Admiral Hiroshi Yamamura, the Vice Chief-of-Staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), visited the Philippine Navy today.

The Japanese official met with Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad in a courtesy call.

The visit was made a day after the Japanese government transferred 3 Beechcraft King Air TC-90 aircraft to Philippine Navy.

“The TC-90 is far more superior than our current inventories in terms of speed, range, loiter time capability, superior search, tracking, imaging and identification; larger capacity for medical evacuation, other utility missions; and can participate in maritime exercises and other engagements internationally,” Empedrad said on March 26.

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