The Philippines uses the Huey fleet for a wide range of operations such as humanitarian assistance and disaster response, as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Japan’s grant aid for the Philippines’ defence enhancement will include airframe structure, accessory equipment, as well as dynamic power, control, rotor, hydraulic, electrical, and instrument systems.

The Philippine Air Force is known to operate between 20 and 40 types of the Bell Huey helicopter.

Meanwhile, the DND said the Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting was convened for the second time in Moscow on November 7.