Air patrols for Philippines
President says leasing the TC-90 aircraft was part of government efforts to protect Philippine territory
Manila will lease five military planes from Japan to patrol Philippine-claimed waters and outcrops in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino announced on Wednesday.
He said the leasing the TC-90 aircraft was part of government efforts to protect Philippine territory, which also included previously stated plans to acquire fighter jets and transport aircraft.
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