Last December 2013, Philippines received and inaugurated the first batch of AW109 Power Helicopter and immediately turn over to Philippine Navy.
The Philippines AW-109 Power Helicopter have the following Capability
- Forward looking infrared (FLIR)- FLIR - uses an imaging technology that senses infrared radiation
- Search-and-rescue (SAR) capability
- Fitted with a night vision gear
The Five AugustaWestland AW109 Power helicopters acquisition cost Php 1.3 billion.
Watch the Maneuverability Demonstration of AW-109 Power Chopper