May 12, 2015

Philippines Coast Guard to Acquire 4 'Sherpa' Transport Aircraft

In a bid to boost its air monitoring capability, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced that it is now conducting talks with the US military for the acquisition of four Short C-23 "Sherpa" transport aircraft.
Two of the aircraft will be brand-new while the remaining two will be "Excess Defense Articles".
The C-23s will augment the existing Norman Britten Islander planes being operated by the PCG for maritime patrol missions.

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