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Lt. Manuel Conde Airforce Base

Lt. Manuel Conde Airforce Base. 

The number of aircrafts suggest there's a VIP visiting the island. 

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The airforce base shares the runway of Didicas Island International Airport. The small airbase is located on the north-eastern part of the airport.

The Airbase has three(3) large hangars for shelter, maintenance and repair of aircraft, another two (2) small hangars for helicopter can also be found. The airbase is also composed of the Headquarters office, Officer and Enlisted men housing unit, Supply store, Medical Dispensary and Military exchange store just across the street (beside Airforce MRT Station and Buddhist Park)

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Lt Manuel Conde Airbase is the home of the 203rd Composite Tactical Operational Wing is tasked to perform Tactical Air operations within its assigned area of responsibility and to provide, operate and maintain base services at station/location. It has contributed extensively to the objectives of national security, maintenance of peace and order and the preservation of the environment.

The 203rd Composite Tactical Operation Wings doesnt have organic aircraft on the wing instead the aircraft are provide by other mother units such as the C130 and C295 (220th Airlift Wing), Bell 412, S70 and UH1H (207th Tactical Operation Squadron).

Bell 412 EP - The 8 units were acquired in 2015-16. a further 16 units in 2018 were supposed to be added but was put on hold.

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(credit to update.ph and original photo owner)

UH-1H  - The Vietnam era utility helicopter is still the main workhorse helicopter. There's around 40 still running currently and is planned to gradually be phase out as more Bell 412 become available.

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(credit to update.ph and original photo owner)

 

C295 Airbus transport plane  - 3 are currently operating with the airforce with a future option of another 3 to be acquired

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(credit to retiredanalyst.blogspot.com and original photo owner)

C130 Hercules - A, H and T models. The backbone of Heavy lift operation for the airforce

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(credit to maxdefence and original photo owner)

S70 - a single S70 is mixed up on the helicopter detachment at the airbase

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(credit to PAF and original photo owner)

 

TC90- a pair of TC90 (Philippine Navy) parks on the tarmac for a stopover after their patrol in waters around batanes and babuyan island.

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(credit to PN, PTV and original photo owner)



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