Philippines to receive Cobra helicopters from Kingdom of Jordan

President Rodrigo Duterte obtained a surprising gift from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan throughout his visit this week.

Based on Special Assistant to President Christopher “Bong” Go, Jordan chose to donate 2 Cobra helicopters to the Philippines.

Go revealed that the helicopters will likely be turned over to the Philippine government in 2019 after the training of Filipino pilots.

Based on National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Cobra helicopter prices at US$18 million (968-M PHP).

Esperon additionally declared that there’s possible that Jordan will donate armored tankers and also sniper rifles to improve Philippines’ defense capabilities.

Jordan additionally donated mortars, rifles and also rocket-propelled grenades as a surprise gift to guarantee the good relationship with the Philippines.

The verification relating to the donation came after the Philippines and then Jordan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Defense Cooperation between the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army and the Department of National Defense of the Philippines.

Duterte is the very first Filipino President to visit Jordan and then he met King Abdullah II.

A year ago, Defense website ‘MaxDefense’ Philippines previously wrote an article about the opportunity that the country will receive a Cobra Helicopter from Jordan.

In the article, it stated that “Jordan offered to donate 2 used Bell AH-1F Cobra attack helicopters to the Philippines”

Jordan presented a nice gift to the Philippines even with President Duterte’s complaints against one of its Prince, United Nation Human Rights high commissioner Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Husein.

“Just like the Commission and the prince that heads it. I don’t want to insult him dahil meron tayong ongoing negotiations. He is not even an accountable officer. He’s in a monarchical state. What do you think would be in his mind?” Duterte stated.

“Ito ‘yung mga prince, ito ‘yung mga people who are not elected and who are not familiar with the democratic rules.”

Source: Pinoy Trending