Sending trainers from America to the Phil wou :beer:ld be more expensive. Remember these guys are paid top dollars. Overseas assignment s are costly.
cp - here's a rough breakdown of associated costs
1) The trainer has to be paid a salary regardless of where they go
2) PN personnel have to be paid regardless of where they go
If the training is done in the RP
- transportation, lodging, and per diem expense for trainer(s)
- no other associated expense for PN personnel
- equipment transfer to PN
- training the trainers will establish a cadre of PN SMEs
If training is done in the US
- no lodging or per diem expenses for trainers
- lodging and per diem expenses for a number of PN trainees
- training equipment remains in the US
- will require sending new trainees to the US repeatedly
All that said. I still think PN crews can learn to operate and somewhat maintain the systems that may come with the Alcaraz. Additional follow-on training can be set up in the Philippines.