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Philippines to Discuss Lease of Japan Surveillance Planes

The Philippine defense chief said Tuesday his government has agreed in principle to lease five Japanese surveillance planes to be used in patrolling disputed areas of the South China Sea and in search-and-rescue missions during disasters.   Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said he plans to discuss with his Japanese counterpart the terms of the lease of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force TC 90 aircraft when they meet on the sidelines of an annual meeting of defense ministers in...

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