27 Navy ships, 12 military aircraft readied for possible ‘Ruby’ related HADR missions

By on December 5, 2014

image courtesy of NOAA
image courtesy of NOAA

MANILA — With Typhoon “Ruby” expected to make landfall Saturday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that 27 Navy ships and 12 military aircraft were placed on stand-by for possible humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) missions.

All available military land mobility assets were also alerted, the NDRRMC said in its Friday update.

These assets will be deployed to help provincial and local disaster risk response units if needed.