Philippine Air Force to receive 2 AH-1S cobra choppers from Jordan

Aileen Cerrudo
(FILE) A Pakistani Army AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter flies over Kund mountain near Kotkai village in South Waziristan, 29 October 2009. EPA/NICOLAS ASFOURI


The Philippine Airforce (PAF) is set to add two high-end combat Bell AH-1S “Cobra” helicopters which are donated by the Jordanian government.

In a statement on Thursday (November 28), the PAF said the two-blade, single-engine attack helicopters already arrived in Clark Airbase, Pampanga on November 26.

The said attack helicopters, the PAF said, will be used primarily for close air support in internal security and counter-terrorism operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

“These new assets, which are equipped with guns and rockets, will immensely help our troops on the ground and enhance the overall capability of the Philippine Air Force,” according to Department of National Defense (DND) Spokesperson Director Arsenio R. Andolong.

He also expressed optimism on the stronger defense cooperation between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Jordan.—AAC

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