posted from Philippine Navy Website
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
PRESS ADVISORY: Demonstration of NAG’s First Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
BY: LCOL EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)
Director, Naval Public Affairs Office
WHO: Naval Air Group (NAG)
WHAT: Demonstration of NAG’s First Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
WHEN: 07 July 2010 @ 9 a.m.
WHERE: Headquarters Naval Air Group, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point Cavite City.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) is equipped with cameras and other sophisticated avionics systems essential in its projected aerial surveillance and reconnaissance missions. These UAVs will be the latest additions to the NAG inventory of air assets. It will make its debut flight on Wednesday, 07 July 2010 at 9 o’clock in the morning at Headquarters Naval Air Group located in Sangley Point, Cavite City. This is one of the highlights during the graduation rites of the Naval Aviation Officer’s Course (NAOC) Class 04 composed of 11 student officers.
Other highlights of the event include the presentation and helicopter demonstration of Aerospatial (AS) 355F2 and Bolkow (BO)-105CB from Manila Aerospace Products Trading (MAPTRA). These helicopters are projected to become part of the NAG’s inventory in the near future. Moreover, the “NAGBAYANIHAN 2010”, a fund-raising project initiated by the group to support peculiar requirements especially in their morale and welfare programs, shall be formally launched by the ceremonial casting of tickets by Rear Admiral Danilo M Cortez AFP, the Philippine Navy Chief, who will grace the event as the keynote speaker and guest of honor.
The addition of these 11 new naval pilots will bolster the gap between the limited qualified personnel manning the forerunner of the Philippine Fleet in air operations. These new pilots have been equipped with the basic knowledge and skills, gearing them for the upcoming modernization projects that are being implemented by the Philippine Navy for the accomplishment of its mission.
Captain Alberto B Carlos PN(GSC), the Commander of the Naval Air Group will be glad to share the future plans for these 11 new pilots and the upgrade programs to watch out for in the NAG. He will be available for interview after the event.
Friends from the media are invited to cover the said event. Interested parties may coordinate with LTJG AUGUSTUS CAESAR B BERCADES PN at mobile telephone number 09217707807
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