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PN AW-159 Wildcat Helicopters’ lack of Defensive System and Link 16 Datalink

The Philippine Navy’s two AW159 Wildcat Helicopters. Photo by Westleigh Bushell thru Flickr.

The South Korean Defense website Defense Times posted an article comparing the AW159 Wildcat helicopters of the South Korean (SKN) and Philippine Navy (PN).1 The article is written in the Korean alphabet called Hangul, but Google Translate does a decent job of making the article understandable in English.

It noted that Philippine Wildcats lack the Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids System (HIDAS)-15 Defensive Suite and the Link 16 Tactical Data Link (TDL) found on the South Korean Helicopters.
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