C4iSR: Maritime

Philippine Navy commissions second donated TC-90 aircraft

21 March 2018

Key Points

  • The Philippine Navy has inducted a second TC-90 aircraft it received from Japan
  • Airframe will improve the service’s aerial maritime surveillance capabilities

The Philippine Navy has commissioned another Beechcraft TC-90 King Air aircraft from Japan.

The aircraft, which was formerly in service with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) as a training platform, was commissioned on 19 March in an ‘activation and blessing’ ceremony at the services Naval Air Group headquarters at Sangley Point, Cavite City, and given the tail number 392.

The aircraft is part of an assistance package of five TC-90s donated by the Japanese government to improve the Philippine Navy’s maritime surveillance capabilities.

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