PHL’s Cobra attack helicopters donated by Jordan now at Clark

MaxDefense Philippines has uploaded in its social networking page a photo of one of the two Bell AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters donated by Jordan that arrived via an Antonov An-124 Ruslan heavy strategic airlifter.

The airlifter landed at Clark International Airport on November 26.

Philippine Air Force (PAF) pilots have undergone trainings to become instructor pilots and test pilots.

Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the Kingdom of Jordan is donating 2 Cobra attack helicopters.

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) for the transfer of AH-1S Cobra Attack helicopters donated by the Kingdom of Jordan on June 3.

The SARO has an amount of PHP 158,204,428.00 “to cover the requirements for the transfer and acceptance of two (2) units AH-1S Cobra Attack Helicopters from the Kingdom of Jordan under the Revised AFP Modernization Program.”