The recently delivered turboprops are seen behind an unrelated awards ceremony held on 24 July at the Villamor Air Base in Manila. Photo: Philippine Air Force

The Philippines Air Force received two US-built Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft, modified for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, reports Janes.

Philippine military spokesperson Brigadier General Restito Padilla was quoted as saying the “donated” aircraft would be used to patrol the country’s coastal areas.