Philippines Ready to Bring 6 NC212i Aircraft Made in Indonesia – The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) at the DND office, Quezon City, Philippines, on Thursday (4/13) signed a contract for the procurement of 6 NC212i aircraft produced by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI).

The contract for the acquisition of the aircraft and spare parts was signed by PTDI Group Chief Commercial Officer Indar Atmoko and witnessed by Eng. Samuel A Castro representing the Department of National Defense of the Philippines. These aircraft will subsequently be used by the Philippine Air Force.

This collaboration is a follow up to the bid determination (notice of award) by DND Philippine which was announced on March 10, 2023. Earlier, the Philippines through President Marcos Jr. conveyed his country’s commitment to realize the plan to purchase the NC212i aircraft from PTDI.

Marcos conveyed this commitment during a visit to Jakarta and met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Sept. 5, 2022.

According to PTDI’s public relations statement on Friday (14/3), the Philippines had previously purchased 2 units of the same type of aircraft from PTDI in 2014. For this reason, in addition to the aircraft procurement contract, PTDI also won a maintenance contract for two NC212i Aircraft from the Philippine Air Force. The two aircraft will fly directly to Bandung at the end of April 2023 for maintenance at PTDI Bandung facility.

Head of PTDIP’s commercial group, the acquisition of 6 NC212i units follows the acquisition of 2 previous units in 2014. This indicates that PTDI’s products are of acceptable quality to customers to support their mission operations.

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For this achievement, it is an honor for Indonesia, especially for PTDI for participating in the efforts to increase defense cooperation in the Southeast Asian region, which has been established quite well between the Indonesian and Philippine Ministry of Defense. And PTDI will always be ready to become a supplier of other defense equipment needs for the Philippines.

On the same occasion, the Deputy Head of the Indonesian Representative Office in Manila said that the signing of the aircraft procurement contract reflected the confidence of the Philippine Government, especially the Philippine DND and the Philippine Air Force, in Indonesia’s defense equipment products which have several advantages, both in technology and after-sales service. ***

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