Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Philippines received a total of eight (8)  PZL-Świdnik W-3 Sokol multi purpose helicopter in 2013. The helicopter is primarily used in search and rescue operation. The Philippines spent a total of  Php 2.8 billion  for the acquisition.

The PZL W-3 Sokol helicopter is a medium-size, twin-engine and multipurpose model made by Polish helicopter manufacturer PZL-swidnik.

A Philippine Sokol search and rescue helicopter lands during Balikatan 2014 in Crow Valley, Philippines.

Balikatan is an annual bilateral exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. armed forces designed to strengthen interoperability and country-to-country relations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Staff Sgt. Jason W. Fudge // RELEASED)


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