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Monday, August 10, 2015

Armed AW-109Es to act as ‘air amphibious support’ assets


Aside from providing eyes to its parent frigates, the armed AgustaWestland AW-109E “Power” helicopters will also be useful as “air amphibious support” assets, according to Philippine Navy public affairs office chief Cmdr. Lued Lincuna.

The latter is an offensive military operation that uses naval ships to project ground and air power onto a hostile or potentially hostile shore at a designated landing beach.

The aircraft are armed with 20mm auto-cannon pods and rocket launchers.

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