The Philippines has received two new Canadian-built helicopters and a surplus South Korean transport vessel as it pushes through with a long-delayed military modernization program. Two Bell 412EP helicopters were delivered last week, the first of an eight-helicopter order, said air force spokesman Colonel Enrico Canaya. The utility helicopters are undergoing technical inspection before they join the military’s fleet to carry cargo and troops. The rest of the order will arrive before the end of the year, supplementing the military’s fleet of ageing “Huey” helicopters.
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