Bida ang 63 air at naval assets ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), kabilang na ang BRP Jose Rizal at BRP Davao del Sur ng Philippine Navy at tatlong FA-50 at dalawang Black Hawks ng Philippine Air Force, sa 85th anniversary ng AFP na ginanap noong Disyembre 16 sa baybayin ng Bataan.
“The Fleet Review and Wing Flyby showcase the AFP’s development into a world-class armed forces and a regional power through the modest but well-planned AFP modernization program,” sinabi ni AFP Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay.
Kasama rin sa nagpasiklab ang naval assets na BRP Ramon Alcaraz, BRP Emilio Jacinto, BRP Batak, BRP Abraham Campo, at BRP Ang Pangulo.
Kasali rin ang 36 na fixed wing at rotary aircraft, kabilang na ang dalawang AW159 at tatlong AW109.
Sumama rin ang Simba armored personnel carrier ng Philippine Army sakay ng BRP Batak na isang landing craft, at V-150 ng Philippine Marine Corps.
“This showcase of our reliable and modern assets is our gift to the Filipino people. This is where your taxes go. The AFP as protector of the people and the state shall continue its judicious use of its resources and protect the trust and support the people have vested on us,” ayon sa heneral.
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