14 January 2014
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has acquired 21 additional Huey helicopters from two North American firms valued at USD30 million.
US-based Rice Aircraft Services and Canada-based Eagle Copters have won the bid to provide 21 refurbished UH-1 Huey combat utility helicopters to the Philippine Air Force.
Air Force spokesman Col. Miguel Okol said the combat utility helicopter would boost their disaster response and security capabilities.
They are scheduled to arrive in June 2014.