PHL’s new anti-submarine helicopters are finally home

The Philippine Navy’s 2 brand new AW-159 “Wildcat” anti-submarine helicopters ordered from Leonardo, formerly AgustaWestland, are now in the country transported by an Antonov An-124 Ruslan strategic airlift quadjet.

These ASW helicopters are expected to be presented during the Philippine Navy’s 121st founding anniversary celebration this month.

The AW-159 anit-submarine helicopters will be deployed aboard the Jose Rizal-class frigates currently being constructed in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries.