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Title: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on January 29, 2010, 07:03:20 PM
we are losing pilots not because of the insurgency but from accidents like these. nakakalungkot talaga.


http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=544803&publicationSubCategoryId=63 (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=544803&publicationSubCategoryId=63)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on January 29, 2010, 08:34:07 PM
At least they acknowledged that it is mechanical failure than blame it on the poor dead pilot.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: boom_box on January 29, 2010, 09:05:54 PM
Tignan nyo naman itong EBS-CBN...

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs137.snc3/18435_1346400862628_1309496254_983479_4257192_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: waway on January 29, 2010, 09:32:55 PM
LOL plane crush!!
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: boom_box on January 29, 2010, 09:37:40 PM
And BTW... this incident haunts back again about PAF..

So where does the AFP Modernization Fund went? Read on to know where. This is the most credible information there is.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1418/892946044_57a1ea527e.jpg?v=0)

Erap: FVR borrowed ‘modernization’ fund
Postscript By Federico D. Pascual Jr.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Opinion&p=49&type=2&sec=25&aid=20080903103 (http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Opinion&p=49&type=2&sec=25&aid=20080903103)

MODERN?: From Polk Street, comes now former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada debunking a claim of former President Fidel V. Ramos in Postscript that he left with Mr. Estrada (his successor) P5.484 billion for the “modernization” of the armed forces.

Mr. Estrada said Mr. Ramos did not use the trust fund from the sale of Fort Bonifacio for the armed forces — as dictated by law — but borrowed it for window-dressing his yearend financial report to minimize an expected budget deficit.

The government is now scrounging around for funds for AFP “modernization,” a euphemism for acquiring a few planes, ships, vehicles and other materiel rebuilt like new and polished to showroom quality.

The pathetic state of the armed forces has been brought to the fore by the campaign against better equipped and highly motivated ground fighters of the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mindanao.

As if to stress the obvious, one of two overworked C-130 Hercules transport planes of the air force plunged into the Davao Gulf last Aug. 26, killing its two pilots and a crew of seven. There are three other C-130’s, but they are under repair.

* * *

MISSING FUNDS: Many people remember that the Ramos administration netted close to P8 billion from the sale of Fort Bonifacio in 1995 to Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., the buyers’ group organized by Metro Pacific.

Under RA 7898, the proceeds must go to a Trust Fund for the AFP. But until now, nobody seems to know what happened to the P8 billion, or who should go to jail for misappropriating it.

At P34,000 per square meter, the 240-hectare prime property should gross P81.6 billion. But only about P30,359,605,589 has been admitted by Mr. Ramos as having been collected and P5.484 billion supposedly left by him to his successor.

If Malacañang or the Commission on Audit is not interested in getting to the bottom of the mess, maybe a Senate committee should flush out the facts and figures.

* * *

REACTION: Mr. Estrada would not take lying down any attempt to make him the fall guy.

Reacting to our last Postscript (Aug. 28) wherein Ramos was quoted as saying he left P5.484 billion with Mr. Estrada, the latter e-mailed us this recollection of former Budget Secretary Ben Diokno:

1. The P5.484 billion for the AFPMF from the sale of Fort Bonifacio was placed by the Bureau of Treasury in a Special Account in the General Fund. The law says that the share for AFPMF should be placed in a Trust Account.

2. The difference between the two modes is important. The first mode — Special Account — allows the Executive Department to use the money to finance any item in the budget. The Ramos administration used the proceeds to finance the national budget. Operationally, the Ramos administration “borrowed” money from the Special Account to finance government operations or finance the deficit rather than float treasury bills. Effectively, the fund in the Special Account was depleted. On paper, however, the P5.5-billion appears to be intact. But should the AFP need the money to implement its modernization program, the Treasury has to refinance what was “borrowed” — either by getting money from revenues collected or by floating T-bills. The second mode restricts the use of the fund for the modernization of the AFP. Interest on the money deposited in the Trust Account will form part of the Account.

3. On April 30, 1998, the AFP advised the Office of the President of its readiness to manage the AFPMF trust fund. It is in the interest of the military establishment to have the trust fund under its control. First, it assures them that the money for AFP modernization is intact and available. Second, interests of the trust fund form part of the fund; the fund will continue to grow even if the modernization program is delayed. DBM and other fiscal authorities have other motives. By not releasing P5.5-billion to AFP, the Ramos administration was able to window-dress the deficit — reducing the budget deficit by P5.5 billion.

4. The Estrada administration had to postpone the release of the modernization fund to AFP for two reasons. First, when Estrada assumed office, the Philippine economy was in the midst of the Asian financial crisis. There was a need to jump-start the slowing economy by creating more jobs and increasing economic activities in urban centers and rural areas. Studies show that the contribution of defense spending to economic growth and development is, at best, neutral and, at worst, negative. Second, the AFP leadership at that time had yet to decide on the size, specific content, and financial requirements of the modernization program. As I recall, and this personal recollection could be supported by minutes of proceedings of committee hearings in the House and the Senate, the major divisions of the military establishment (GHQ, Army, Navy, Air Force) at the time had yet to decide how the Modernization Fund would be allocated and prioritized.

5. But on May 29, 2000, DBM issued the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) to the AFP in the amount of P5.484 billion. And with subsequent releases, we backed up the SARO with several NCAs based on specific proposals and progress in the utilization of the Fund.

Bottom line: Mr. Ramos “borrowed” money from the proceeds of the sale of the Bonifacio property earmarked for AFP modernization to finance his other projects. Mr. Estrada restored the money that Mr. Ramos “borrowed” from the modernization fund, and released the P5.484 billion fund in full on May 20, 2000.

What should have been bought on that fund for the Air Force?
12 F-16C block 30 ex USAF
(http://www.lockheedmartin.com/data/assets/aeronautics/products/f16/f16_4.jpg)


AFP modernization blues.
MANILA TIMES EDITORIAL
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/aug/28/yehey/opinion/20080828opi1.html (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/aug/28/yehey/opinion/20080828opi1.html)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/36/82869287_2bf59733e4.jpg)

The tragedy of the 37-year-old C130 Air Force Transport plane once more should remind everyone in the Cabinet of the sputtering implementation of the Armed Forces Modernization Program.Some years ago, when thousands of OFWs where in mortal danger in one of Lebanon’s wars between Israeli and Hizbollah forces, the late Blas Ople, then Foreign Affairs secretary, thought the Philippine Air Force’s C130 could help bring the Filipinos back to the Philippines. He was told there were only two serviceable C130s. And that none was good enough to make it to Lebanon without the risk of developing serious engine trouble. It is now 2008 and nothing much has changed.

In April 2007, Economic Planning Secretary Ralph Recto, who was then a senator, noted that at that time the level of spending for purchases for the PAF was not enough to help it become a modern-day fighting unit. He said our Air Force was virtually a grounded branch of the military. The P5 billion allocated annually for the modernization program of the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines was simply not enough.

That amount could not even buy a squadron of second-hand F-16s, he said. The US-made F-16 fighter-jet is the mainstay of most US-oriented countries’ air force, including our fellow Asean members. The Philippines has had to put on hold earlier plans to acquire some.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on January 29, 2010, 10:22:08 PM
I remember in early 2002 while on a survey of Mt. Parker, the PAF offered to offer us a ride on one of their Hueys so we can do an aerial survey of the damage of the flooding in South Cotabato, the local commander told us to wait for a few days while they scrounged up some fuel for trip. And in a conversation with a PN Commander during the rescue and relief efforts of victims of Typhoon Frank and the MV Princess of the Stars, he said that the navy actually only has the budget to fuel its vessels (over 900 of various types and sizes) for 1 year. During crises, they have to siphon off some from other vessels to fuel the more important ones.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: boom_box on January 29, 2010, 11:27:38 PM
Its quite obvious.. Old antic heli and planes are becoming fuel hungry and yet fuel prices are skyrocketing..
Unless if there are upgrade kit surplus from US.. that would be good then..

I want to see if PAF can managed to acquire new addition to its fleet..
Airbus A400M transporter instead of rusty C-130..
Huey UH-1N instead of antic UH-1D surplus..

And BTW.. PAF also recently ordered Polish helicopter from PZL... W-3WA Sokol (modified version of Soviet Mi-2 heli)
http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2009/12/paf-orders-8-new-pzl-w-3wa-soko.html (http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2009/12/paf-orders-8-new-pzl-w-3wa-soko.html)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/W-3_Sok%C3%B3%C5%82.jpg/800px-W-3_Sok%C3%B3%C5%82.jpg)

there was also rumors of acquiring Super Cobra AH-1W from US.. courtesy of Gibo Teodoro BTW..
http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2009/07/super-cobra-coming-to-paf-fleet.html (http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2009/07/super-cobra-coming-to-paf-fleet.html)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on January 30, 2010, 10:11:48 AM
I remember in early 2002 while on a survey of Mt. Parker, the PAF offered to offer us a ride on one of their Hueys so we can do an aerial survey of the damage of the flooding in South Cotabato, the local commander told us to wait for a few days while they scrounged up some fuel for trip. And in a conversation with a PN Commander during the rescue and relief efforts of victims of Typhoon Frank and the MV Princess of the Stars, he said that the navy actually only has the budget to fuel its vessels (over 900 of various types and sizes) for 1 year. During crises, they have to siphon off some from other vessels to fuel the more important ones.

dito sa amin meron hotshot na pilot who wants to impress his future in-laws flew a PAF huey, circle around the house of his gf 5 times.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on January 30, 2010, 06:10:16 PM
Mabuti hindi nahulog sa bahay nung gf niya.

Hindi naman sa wala tayong pera e. "Nahihiram" lang talaga.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: calvin on January 30, 2010, 07:06:25 PM
Hindi naman sa wala tayong pera e. "Nahihiram" lang talaga.

true... kung totoong walang pera ang Pilipinas, konting lang ang magkakaroon ng ambisyon maging politiko.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: goma on January 31, 2010, 01:00:42 PM
Corruption and / or financial mismanagement. Sounds really familiar...

When our last C-130 dies or crashes, we will be complete without heavy airlfit capability and we'll trully be screwed. And the senate will do another inquiry, for the aid of reelection, etc.


Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Gabranth on January 31, 2010, 01:55:09 PM
Corruption and / or financial mismanagement. Sounds really familiar...

When our last C-130 dies or crashes, we will be complete without heavy airlfit capability and we'll trully be screwed. And the senate will do another inquiry, for the aid of reelection, etc.

+1
Philippine politics (specially the senates)... cant see anymore patriotism, besides their just require those positions/power to ensure the security of their money/businesses...
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on February 24, 2010, 08:03:20 PM
Another PAF plane crashed
(http://www.hueybravo.net/images/Airfoirce/Bowview.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on February 24, 2010, 08:16:42 PM
beautiful photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7th_tactical_fighter_squadron_philippine_air_force/3813891705/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7th_tactical_fighter_squadron_philippine_air_force/3813891705/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: NVIDIOT on February 24, 2010, 09:19:47 PM
@friendlyfire

Those S211s  sure do look good with the great scenery the Philippines has.....

Its such a shame specially for an archipelagic country to lack ample air defense equipments.

 
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Capcom on February 24, 2010, 10:47:39 PM
Tignan nyo naman itong EBS-CBN...

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs137.snc3/18435_1346400862628_1309496254_983479_4257192_n.jpg)

lol
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: altec on February 24, 2010, 11:14:26 PM
^bumababa na nga yung english competency natin. Easy bloopers like that passes through and gets out in tv and newspapers (kasama na dun yung 'in plenty of time with my kids' in the funny pics.) Parang mas mababa na yung kaledad ng edukasyon ngayun kesa dati kung ingles ang pagbabatayan. Nakakalungkot lang.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on February 25, 2010, 07:57:56 PM
wow we still have working s211's. we really need more airlift capable planes. not just stuff you can use against insurgency but also for relief and disaster operations
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Gabranth on February 25, 2010, 08:22:56 PM
"PAF pilot are awesome's" they just don't die in a combat/war... they just die in a crashed tsk. tsk.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on February 26, 2010, 12:57:16 PM
hey don't hate on the pilots
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: JM on February 26, 2010, 01:14:25 PM
"PAF pilot are awesome's" they just don't die in a combat/war... they just die in a crashed tsk. tsk.

aside from the nose bleed i got from reading that statement ... it was totally out of line and tasteless.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Gabranth on February 26, 2010, 01:25:00 PM
Apology for my misquote Louie and JM... just feeling sympathy and i just disliked the way they die...
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Locohijo on February 26, 2010, 01:58:16 PM
^ Tagalugin mo na lang pre
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: boom_box on February 26, 2010, 03:46:01 PM
"PAF pilot are awesome's" they just don't die in a combat/war... they just die in a crashed tsk. tsk.

(http://www.thisis-matt.co.uk/images/Grammar%20Nazi.jpg)

LOL... xD
Grammar Nazi
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Gabranth on February 26, 2010, 04:59:28 PM
admit ko nman eh Locohijo, medyo hirap talaga ako makipag sabayan sa english lang..
in fact it's good to have like this forum, at naitatama yung mga maling comment...
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: ris on February 26, 2010, 08:10:06 PM
Tignan nyo naman itong EBS-CBN...

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs137.snc3/18435_1346400862628_1309496254_983479_4257192_n.jpg)

ngayon ko lang nakita to.  lolz!  dapat every page meron neto.  gawan nyo sana ng motivational poster!  hehehe!  EBS-CBN!  hehehe
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: boom_box on February 27, 2010, 04:06:08 PM
^^ XD

(http://demotivationalpics.com/albums/userpics2/demotiv_pic_2269-lol.jpg)

Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: ris on February 27, 2010, 05:32:04 PM
hahaha!  nice!
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on June 20, 2012, 10:33:58 AM
After the Sokol helicopters from Poland, 12 brand new TA-50 fighters from Korea to be delivered in 2013.

http://dzmm.abs-cbnnews.com/news/National/PH_Airforce,_bibili_ng_bagong_fighter_jets.html (http://dzmm.abs-cbnnews.com/news/National/PH_Airforce,_bibili_ng_bagong_fighter_jets.html)

(http://www.xairforces.com/images/country/south_korea/a-50_rokaf_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Hajile on June 20, 2012, 10:43:17 AM
Personally, for an archipaelago, i'd have preferred gunships.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on June 20, 2012, 11:44:35 AM
i prefer drones, hundreds of drones.   
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on June 20, 2012, 12:12:37 PM
I prefer sharks with laser beams but then that would have to go to the Navy.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Mitsurugi on June 21, 2012, 10:54:36 AM
(http://demotivationalpics.com/albums/userpics2/demotiv_pic_2269-lol.jpg)

:p EBS-CBN. . . close enough  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: altec on June 21, 2012, 01:10:21 PM
oh come on, I'd give them di grade letter "a" for the ay-ffort. 
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on June 21, 2012, 01:12:25 PM
I prefer sharks with laser beams but then that would have to go to the Navy.

Angry birds na lang hehe.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on October 28, 2013, 07:52:33 AM
Italian firm bags P3-B PAF helicopter deal

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/10/28/1250261/italian-firm-bags-p3-b-paf-helicopter-deal (http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/10/28/1250261/italian-firm-bags-p3-b-paf-helicopter-deal)

MANILA, Philippines - An Anglo-Italian company has won the bidding to supply eight attack helicopters worth P3.44 billion for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

The STAR learned that a notice of award was issued to aircraft manufacturer AgustaWestland late last month.

Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo confirmed the report, saying the helicopters may be delivered next year if the budget is released soon.

“If the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) releases the cash allocation, the letter of credit could be opened immediately and the helicopters could be delivered before the end of December next year,” Manalo said.

A letter of credit is a document that assures the winning bidder or supplier that the government will honor its financial obligations.

Defense Assistant Secretary Patrick Velez said the Air Force would be getting eight 109 Power (109 P) attack helicopters with .50 caliber machine guns and rocket launchers.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: dulber on October 28, 2013, 11:12:38 PM
Wow! Sana kasama sa binayaran yung maintenance agreement at knowledge transfer
Sayang naman kung sa aksidente lang mauwi kesyo human error o mechanical failure
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Hajile on October 29, 2013, 01:23:36 AM
@dulber
You mean training and spare parts aren't part of the purchase? o_0

BTW, ano ba ang ginagawa ng attack helicopter?


Eto ba yung 109? Iba ibang helicopters ang lumalabas sa google eh.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4KdlIZcynnM/UDIKnB1F7sI/AAAAAAAAADw/ZqaDGndCioQ/s1600/AW109_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on October 29, 2013, 05:30:26 AM
Wow! Sana kasama sa binayaran yung maintenance agreement at knowledge transfer
Sayang naman kung sa aksidente lang mauwi kesyo human error o mechanical failure


Kasama na yun.

http://www.ptvnews.ph/bottom-news-life2/11-11-nation-submenu/24870-acquisition-of-aw-109s-for-both-navy-air-force-to-ease-maintenance (http://www.ptvnews.ph/bottom-news-life2/11-11-nation-submenu/24870-acquisition-of-aw-109s-for-both-navy-air-force-to-ease-maintenance)

Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic, Navy spokesperson, earlier said prospective airframe, avionics and flight crews of the three AW-109 choppers are now undergoing training at Sesto Calende, Italy.

 

"The last batch of pilots (and technicians) undergoing training for the AW-109 will leave by the first week of November," Fabic stated.

 

The PN spokesperson added that these specialized trainings will last from two to four months.

 

"It is included in (acquisition) package and at no costs to the government," he stressed.

 

Fabic said that morale is pretty good at the PN and personnel selected for these training programs are very proud that they are called to serve their country.
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Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on November 14, 2013, 01:27:21 PM
Phil. Navy AW-109s will be delivered next month. Looks like they're equipped with FLIRs:

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/geminiptk/misc/040208bb335f207e90b465cf37ce41d9_zps63b5508a.jpg)

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/geminiptk/misc/agusta_zps2f72ac6a.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on November 15, 2013, 03:42:27 AM
off topic, LOL!

nice pics! can it land on the brp gregorio?

Phil. Navy AW-109s will be delivered next month. Looks like they're equipped with FLIRs:

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/geminiptk/misc/040208bb335f207e90b465cf37ce41d9_zps63b5508a.jpg)

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/geminiptk/misc/agusta_zps2f72ac6a.jpg)

Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on November 15, 2013, 05:53:40 AM
off topic, LOL!

nice pics! can it land on the brp gregorio?

Phil. Navy AW-109s will be delivered next month. Looks like they're equipped with FLIRs:

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/geminiptk/misc/040208bb335f207e90b465cf37ce41d9_zps63b5508a.jpg)

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/geminiptk/misc/agusta_zps2f72ac6a.jpg)


All AFP and PCG air assets have the PAF roundel so it still falls in the category. And the PN ordered 2 of these so presumably they will be assigned to the 2 GDP-class ships.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on November 28, 2013, 01:14:43 PM
Blade folding kit installation

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMslxf8xNpE[/youtube]
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on February 22, 2014, 06:36:57 PM
PAF going back to supersonic age with South Korean jets

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/99297/paf-going-back-to-supersonic-age-with-south-korean-jets (http://globalnation.inquirer.net/99297/paf-going-back-to-supersonic-age-with-south-korean-jets)

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of National Defense on Friday completed negotiations with a Korean aerospace company for a squadron of FA-50 lead-in fighter trainer jets, bringing the Philippine military a step closer to returning to the supersonic age after nearly a decade of relying on helicopters and fixed-wing, propeller-type aircraft.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: goma on February 23, 2014, 04:27:22 PM
The first units of the Power helos are attack and multi-role aircraft with FLIR. We are expecting 2 Navy ASW versions this year.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on March 03, 2014, 09:00:50 AM
The first units of the Power helos are attack and multi-role aircraft with FLIR. We are expecting 2 Navy ASW versions this year.

These will supposedly be assigned to the new (i.e. not the GDPs) frigates already being bidded out.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on February 01, 2015, 01:17:32 PM
PAF crash caught on camera:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4rRxEFI0Uo
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on March 24, 2015, 02:16:39 PM
PAF new transport plane

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/03/23/1436704/first-3-aircraft-acquired-spain-arrives-clark (http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/03/23/1436704/first-3-aircraft-acquired-spain-arrives-clark)

(http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/headlines/20150319/c295.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on June 25, 2015, 02:02:38 PM
(https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11140383_1015518331793946_3665531203047329247_n.jpg?oh=ee56cf63ad655258c4083c251020b799&oe=561BADF2)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Mr. Bungle on June 25, 2015, 02:11:08 PM
Rhetorical question: May Laban kaya yan sa J-20?


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Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Heishiro on June 25, 2015, 02:44:18 PM
Rhetorical question: May Laban kaya yan sa J-20?

by theory : J-20 Vs F22
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on June 25, 2015, 02:47:24 PM
Rhetorical question: May Laban kaya yan sa J-20?


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Sadly thats the typical belief of misinformed local politicians. The FA-50 is primarily a LIFT (Lead-In Fighter Trainer) i.e. essentially an advanced supersonic trainer with light strike capability, We still need a Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) which is next on the list.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on June 25, 2015, 02:49:54 PM
Yup and you can't have an MRF without pilots trained for that hence the requirement to have LIFT in place first. Or we can do what the Vietnamese did and used their "Soviet instructors".
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Mr. Bungle on June 25, 2015, 05:18:42 PM
Well, I hope these developments are enough to deter a certain country from their ambitions within our territory.

Maybe they should also acquire intrusion detection and air/sea missile defense systems while they're at it.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on June 25, 2015, 07:55:54 PM
Browse maxdefense blog and timawa.net. Air defense radar and missile systems are in the bidding phase.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on November 25, 2015, 09:46:00 PM
The first 2 FA-50PH lead-in fighter trainers are arriving on Friday, 27th November 2015.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/742020/philippine-air-force-to-get-12-new-jet-fighters (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/742020/philippine-air-force-to-get-12-new-jet-fighters)

The Philippine Air Force will have supersonic capabilities as its first two jet fighters ordered from South Korea will arrive at Clark Air Base in Pampanga on Friday.

“This is historic because this is the first time we will have jet fighters since we decommissioned our jets in 2005. It will be the first time we will have a supersonic capability,” said Air Force spokesperson Col. Enrico Canaya on Tuesday.

The two-seater fighter jets will be piloted by Korean pilots. An official turnover will be held later on, said Canaya.

Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on November 25, 2015, 10:21:35 PM
The first 2 FA-50PH lead-in fighter trainers are arriving on Friday, 27th November 2015.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/742020/philippine-air-force-to-get-12-new-jet-fighters (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/742020/philippine-air-force-to-get-12-new-jet-fighters)

The Philippine Air Force will have supersonic capabilities as its first two jet fighters ordered from South Korea will arrive at Clark Air Base in Pampanga on Friday.

“This is historic because this is the first time we will have jet fighters since we decommissioned our jets in 2005. It will be the first time we will have a supersonic capability,” said Air Force spokesperson Col. Enrico Canaya on Tuesday.

The two-seater fighter jets will be piloted by Korean pilots. An official turnover will be held later on, said Canaya.



may photo ops kaya sa clark?
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on November 27, 2015, 03:48:23 PM
paint my body with camouflage
(https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12308452_1094869093858869_5039391916258673918_n.jpg?oh=cada33f94d95acf8bf3e043132126c0e&oe=56E5D28D)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on November 28, 2015, 08:45:53 AM
Stopover at Kaohsiung

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U179tnYggA0
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on November 28, 2015, 12:34:26 PM
Welcome home!

(http://assets.rappler.com/612F469A6EA84F6BAE882D2B94A4B421/img/438CB39E61A84015B07C57146B3487C0/20151128-fighter-jets-arrive_438CB39E61A84015B07C57146B3487C0.jpg)

http://www.rappler.com/nation/114258-philippines-fa50-jets-arrive? (http://www.rappler.com/nation/114258-philippines-fa50-jets-arrive?)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on December 21, 2015, 07:39:10 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/998986_338248309679166_7252068742467718538_n.jpg?oh=c6db5e663bf56c2168bd44b541ceb9b9&oe=571E20A7&__gda__=1456793116_35947dd73aa8bb884b06289319d97a2d)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: WallyWest on December 21, 2015, 08:03:01 AM
Nice.

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Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on December 23, 2015, 06:25:27 PM
From the recent AFP Day. PAF FA-50 sporting a pair of old-stock AIM-9Bs (probably for the old Crusaders, Sabrejets and Freedom Fighters).

(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n498/siblackhand/AFP%20at%2080/DSC_90050_zpsasih0may.jpg) (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/siblackhand/media/AFP%20at%2080/DSC_90050_zpsasih0may.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on December 31, 2015, 01:16:03 PM
Major Mark Anthony Madduma and Major Paquito Malano, Jr., pilots of our first ever FA50s.


(https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/1012731_917758228260836_371620310426875306_n.jpg?oh=3e585b86dc68c78cbb0453f36ea1e2d1&oe=571FD101)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on January 12, 2016, 09:45:03 AM
Comparison of cockpits:

AS-211 (the only flying jet aircraft the PAF had before the FA-50):

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xta1/v/t1.0-9/1915991_893739404075010_6941442869158521943_n.jpg?oh=3335258e01079a17f47dba47a4c900d5&oe=5716FA87&__gda__=1464112057_dc30f8a5031cdc3d544010ce3d64b0cf)

FA-50

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/946184_893739380741679_8448134685841529403_n.jpg?oh=e0042843b949d63d9b4170667d7f9682&oe=57137329&__gda__=1464037803_876ba9106fd9d272bf35da8f7555d3d2)

Compare the FA-50 to the F-16. Very similar layout:

(https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12507678_893739394075011_7998303104620685654_n.jpg?oh=327994fd72852a1207ddfa3238003d96&oe=570AC093)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on January 19, 2016, 08:37:03 PM
Comparison of cockpits:

AS-211 (the only flying jet aircraft the PAF had before the FA-50):

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xta1/v/t1.0-9/1915991_893739404075010_6941442869158521943_n.jpg?oh=3335258e01079a17f47dba47a4c900d5&oe=5716FA87&__gda__=1464112057_dc30f8a5031cdc3d544010ce3d64b0cf)

FA-50

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/946184_893739380741679_8448134685841529403_n.jpg?oh=e0042843b949d63d9b4170667d7f9682&oe=57137329&__gda__=1464037803_876ba9106fd9d272bf35da8f7555d3d2)

Compare the FA-50 to the F-16. Very similar layout:

(https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12507678_893739394075011_7998303104620685654_n.jpg?oh=327994fd72852a1207ddfa3238003d96&oe=570AC093)

pa share
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on February 23, 2016, 12:33:46 PM
Super Tucano demoing for the PAF

(http://adroth.ph/afpmodern/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/tucano1.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on February 25, 2016, 04:48:08 PM
Pwede din yang Super Tucano pang CAS ano
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on February 25, 2016, 05:07:28 PM
Pwede din yang Super Tucano pang CAS ano

Future replacement for the Vietnam War-era OV-10.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on April 01, 2016, 10:46:55 AM
The Philippine Navy is procuring two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters configured to anti-submarine and surface warfare roles.
Finmeccanica, parent company of AgustaWestland, said the contract for the helicopters was signed in the Philippines and is worth about $113.1 million.
The AW159s will be built in Britain at a Finmeccanica Helicopter plant and delivered in 2018.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/03/31/Philippines-buys-anti-submarine-warfare-helicopters/2181459436552/ (http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/03/31/Philippines-buys-anti-submarine-warfare-helicopters/2181459436552/)

(http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/b/i/UPI-2181459436552/2016/1/14594369929143/Philippines-buys-anti-submarine-warfare-helicopters.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: wheelee on April 01, 2016, 12:13:22 PM
I hope they don't crash it.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on April 19, 2016, 02:40:46 PM
Watched the 2 FA-50 doing training flybys over Taal Lake just now. From silhouette they do look like baby F-16s.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Mr. Bungle on April 19, 2016, 04:37:49 PM
I'm more interested in HIMARS with surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missile configurations.

That would be a more effective deterrent IMO.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on April 19, 2016, 08:39:33 PM
^too expensive (even the Singaporeans admit to it) when there are other systems elsewhere (e.g. Israelis). Also if ever we get the HIMARS there appears to be geopolitical considerations involved (upsetting the regional balance of power).
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Mr. Bungle on April 19, 2016, 10:28:39 PM
Its not like the regional balance of power isn't already being upset by a certain party.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on April 20, 2016, 05:30:35 AM
Its not like the regional balance of power isn't already being upset by a certain party.
The US has this impression that we are the Turkey of SE Asia. Look it up.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Mr. Bungle on April 20, 2016, 07:12:32 AM
Uh huh. Just look at what's happening right now in our own back yard.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on April 20, 2016, 04:44:17 PM
As much as we want to up-arm, we have to tread lightly. Its frustrating but the US is helping but we have to prove to them tgat we can be responsible.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on April 20, 2016, 04:56:56 PM
^ it will all end when the dudirty wins. we might have two armed forces . 
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on May 16, 2016, 01:54:58 PM
Landing Platform Dock/Amphibious Assault Vessel BRP Tarlac

(https://z-1-scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13177233_388041274699869_4960014026978673520_n.jpg?oh=36017c72a8b457fd16cef844bf5826ed&oe=57DFCA86)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on May 19, 2016, 03:18:10 AM
^we can put 3 us  marine version F-35 on it.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on October 24, 2016, 05:48:22 PM
See you in 2019!

(https://scontent.fmnl4-5.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14642312_451112965059366_8995155602790350951_n.jpg?oh=d34f745e2e8a46d5f4a9617588b45a9f&oe=589EFD33)

http://maxdefense.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/finally-contract-signing-for-2-new.html (http://maxdefense.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/finally-contract-signing-for-2-new.html)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on October 26, 2016, 01:58:50 AM
Now that's something we can actually use. I hope we get more attack choppers.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: splerdu on October 27, 2016, 01:23:13 AM
^we can put 3 us  marine version F-35 on it.
You mean J-31s right? We commies now, after all >:D
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on November 29, 2016, 08:54:47 PM
Some good news for a change. Two jets arriving on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/150237/2-fighter-planes-south-korea-arrive-thursday (http://globalnation.inquirer.net/150237/2-fighter-planes-south-korea-arrive-thursday)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on June 13, 2017, 06:16:26 PM
Embraer Advances in Philippine Air Force's Close Air Support Aircraft Acquisition Project (Horizon 1)

http://maxdefense.blogspot.jp/2017/06/embraer-advances-in-philippine-air.html (http://maxdefense.blogspot.jp/2017/06/embraer-advances-in-philippine-air.html)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S7llLfDPtB4/WT541Qq72DI/AAAAAAAAESg/XlzI56MXccIKst2z7pBMf74tUM_gEvSCgCLcB/s400/75a0dd37b9c3458c24effca522033d5e.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Mr. Bungle on June 13, 2017, 09:25:48 PM
^ Nice. Super Tucanos. I saw a video of the Afghan air-force using them for CAS training on youtube.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: calvin on June 14, 2017, 12:13:15 AM
^ let's just hope they increase their stocks for smart bombs too
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on July 04, 2017, 06:29:31 PM
Is that an inert AGM-65 Maverick attached to the wing of a PAF FA-50Ph?

(https://scontent-sin6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19665104_568827286621266_129255113347903918_n.jpg?oh=091c575967292c4b7c4ff45a47404d9e&oe=59DAFF58)

(https://scontent-sin6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19657431_568827313287930_413464721246805045_n.jpg?oh=57dd982a3fac77e9cb0a2cf31b87128d&oe=5A0DCF25)

And a PAF C-130 is en-route from Tucson, Arizona carrying some "undisclosed items".

(https://scontent-sin6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19702336_1839339669415886_5723969546181145210_n.jpg?oh=eb5bba0b909d27e3b3086c5ad01c57f0&oe=59D22ABB)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on July 04, 2017, 09:08:55 PM
^ akala ko is that maverick from top gun?



"Compatible air-to-surface weapons include the AGM-65 Maverick missile,Hydra 70 and LOGIR rocket launchers, CBU-58 and Mk-20 cluster bombs, and Mk-82, −83, and −84 general purpose bombs".



thamks pnoy for the modernization/
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on July 05, 2017, 01:08:22 PM
Who's the undisclosed hot chick on the second picture? LOL
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on July 05, 2017, 05:37:56 PM
Who's the undisclosed hot chick on the second picture? LOL
Thats classified info. But I believe she is with PTV-4.

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Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: friendlyfire on July 05, 2017, 09:52:57 PM
hot chick to PAF pilot "i love the smell of jp8 fuel on your flight suit!". 
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: splerdu on July 05, 2017, 10:07:47 PM
^ Almost certain the AGM-65 is a just a mockup for training. That shit is P1M each for the cheapest variant. I don't think we have the budget to be using too many of those lol.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: uvax on July 06, 2017, 06:55:01 AM
I also think the AGM-65 is too expensive and be an overkill if used in Marawi. A better fit would be the APKWS laser-guided rocket.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on July 22, 2017, 06:13:17 PM
http://maxdefense.blogspot.com/2017/07/philippine-navy-receives-first-tethered.html

Philippine Navy Receives First Tethered Aerostat Radar System from US

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1ZubAvpwMb4/WXKeNkRR5xI/AAAAAAAAEaE/_S6i7rFFCVI5QHuGSUjBb313bN0CGfgpwCLcBGAs/s1600/received_1423161601102790.jpeg)

The system has a long-range detection and monitoring capability that can detect maritime and air traffic within its domain. This is very much similar to the Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems used by the US Department of Homeland Security
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on August 08, 2017, 12:48:35 PM
http://maxdefense.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/philippine-air-force-to-procure-elbits.html (http://maxdefense.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/philippine-air-force-to-procure-elbits.html)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0sGw4FbXx0Y/WYg5EkQWEWI/AAAAAAAAEck/pvbIWOyG92c5JmlSiN6JUez7kN7PaSjdQCLcBGAs/s400/20431502_580168062153855_4502471574212414396_n.jpg)

Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 is their most advanced UAV on offer, and among Israel's most advanced UAV system. It is described as a medium altitude, long endurance UAV platform that is capable of, and quoting Elbit's own description, "over-the-horizon, persistent multi-mission, multi-payload capabilities" and also "performing missions for area dominance and persistent ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance)"...

...Among the countries that use the Hermes 900 are Israel, Chile, Mexico, and recently Switzerland acquired 6 units to replace older and less capable UAVs in their fleet. Should the PAF acquire this, they will be in possession of the most capable UAV system in the region.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on August 09, 2017, 01:12:17 PM
Very nice. I hope we can use that against pirates in the south.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on November 30, 2017, 09:08:09 PM
http://www.airforcesmonthly.com/2017/11/30/philippine-air-force-selects-super-tucano/ (http://www.airforcesmonthly.com/2017/11/30/philippine-air-force-selects-super-tucano/)

Embraer announced today, November 30, that the Philippines has placed a firm order for six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft. The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will use the aircraft for missions including close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counter-insurgency.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on March 26, 2018, 06:28:50 PM
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/165289/news-navy-japan-beechcraft-tc-90-delfin-lorenzana-koji-haneda-plane-donation?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1522030629

The Navy on Monday received three Beechcraft TC-90 trainer aircraft from Japan on Monday, completing the transfer of five aircraft as part of a deal between Manila and Tokyo.
It was initially agreed upon that Japan would lease the refurbished trainer aircraft to the Philippines for $28,000 annually for five years. It later donated the planes instead in a bid to boost the Philippine military’s limited maritime capabilities.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on March 27, 2018, 08:24:15 AM
I hope we get those Super Tucanos!

Also, hats off to Japan for donating those trainer craft. That's what an ally does.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Taggy on March 27, 2018, 07:38:09 PM
yeah japan is so kind.. donating 2 patrol planes...  di ko alam what kind.. saw it sa fb.. with coast guard colors (orange)

excited din sa s. tucanos..  bago kasi.. 
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Louie on March 28, 2018, 08:58:07 AM
Beechcraft, I hear
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on March 28, 2018, 09:40:45 AM
(https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/japan/images/c-90-image02.jpg)

Beechcraft TC-90s, 5 were supposed to be leased as it was against Japanese law to sell or give away military equipment to other armed forces, but all of them were given away for free instead when the law was changed.
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on April 25, 2018, 10:31:58 AM
http://maxdefense.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/philippine-navy-finally-receives-spike.html

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8CRXxRT4Yvw/Wt_Y77m7xlI/AAAAAAAAEz4/jc6OxQ4Z0ZUGzWTdFRV3rlewP4IrnVIkACLcBGAs/s1600/TYphoon%2BMLS%2BER%2BFiring.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vcav-UMf3S0/Wt_ZaEkmdFI/AAAAAAAAE0E/qrufRxac0ewIgb4lfDwmZmkAQz0EdvVcQCLcBGAs/s1600/2018-04-25_11.21.30.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKv1_h0KHvo/Wt_ePwTzLCI/AAAAAAAAE0g/0lDYgHkVnjod57xsaNVdQU3jVz6QNMYCACLcBGAs/s1600/nory4Tw.jpg)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on May 28, 2018, 09:05:21 PM
MLRS coming soon for the PA and PMC.

http://maxdefense.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/philippine-army-negotiates-to-acquire.html
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: Taggy on May 31, 2018, 08:31:52 PM
wow nice.. spike and 50 cal for our mpac mk3
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on July 16, 2018, 01:40:39 PM
http://maxdefense.blogspot.com/2018/07/is-philippine-navy-ready-for-submarines.html
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: uvax on July 24, 2018, 06:53:49 AM
Hope these OV-10s do indeed wind up here:


http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22343/those-suped-up-ov-10-broncos-that-took-on-isis-in-iraq-are-being-sold-off (http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22343/those-suped-up-ov-10-broncos-that-took-on-isis-in-iraq-are-being-sold-off)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on July 24, 2018, 10:13:27 AM
Something coming next month:

(https://scontent.fmnl10-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37663794_217835185725640_3604045643783340032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a17c03ccea12a5498c7da8916fc3ddec&oe=5C0E8B20)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on July 24, 2018, 12:48:14 PM
Hope these OV-10s do indeed wind up here:


http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22343/those-suped-up-ov-10-broncos-that-took-on-isis-in-iraq-are-being-sold-off (http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22343/those-suped-up-ov-10-broncos-that-took-on-isis-in-iraq-are-being-sold-off)

Here you go:

https://maxdefense.blogspot.com/2018/07/ov-10g-combat-dragon-ii-broncos-and.html
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on August 07, 2018, 08:29:37 PM
Looks like the PA has MANPADS (possibly Stingers) already!

Note: Photos show mockup practice units.

(https://scontent.fmnl10-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38770623_1757433697639155_784165400802754560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a98ff9b657013b8c1d2befdec2685d3b&oe=5BC5C440)

(https://scontent.fmnl10-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38614721_1757433660972492_8721206492125986816_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=25d74901bb3c3aec79c76f229b2278c1&oe=5C02E0DF)

With confirmation:

https://www.facebook.com/Maxdefense/posts/782651145238878 (https://www.facebook.com/Maxdefense/posts/782651145238878)
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on August 10, 2018, 10:50:48 AM
PH Navy successfully test fires first missile system

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1019522/ph-navy-successfully-test-fires-first-missile-system#ixzz5Njw3dw27
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=46&v=KfQeqeEZ77A
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: redwing_01 on August 14, 2018, 07:54:15 PM
I just read that Jordan (the country.....) would send 2 AH-1F cobras to us?! is this true?
Title: Re: Philippine Air Force
Post by: lahar on August 14, 2018, 08:32:18 PM
I just read that Jordan (the country.....) would send 2 AH-1F cobras to us?! is this true?

They will not send. They gave it away but we will have to fix it up and ship back to the Philippines (like the ships and planes from Korea and the US).

Also today:

http://airdyne.org/the-philippine-air-force-finally-got-a-proper-maritime-patrol-aircraft/