Philippines Navy's Armed AW-109Es to be Delivered Before Year-End
The Philippine Navy (PN) on Wednesday announced that the two armed versions of its AgustaWestland AW-109Es are scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2014.
These versions will be armed with machine guns and air-to-ground rockets.
Three of the PN's AW-109Es, the unarmed version, was formally activated and tasked to join the fleet last May 21.
These aircraft were formally commissioned into service last Dec. 22.
The AW-109 "Power" helicopter is a three-ton class eight seat helicopter powered by two Pratt and Whitney PW206C engines. defense-studies