Category: Philippine Air Force

Airbus C-295 Light lift

Philippine Air Force Allocates 4.2 Million to C295 Spare Parts

The Philippine Air Force allocate  P42 million budget  for the purchase of spare parts for the communication navigation and environmental systems of  Medium lift C-295 transport aircraft. The bid is open to all who have purchase the bidding certificates worth P5,000. The pre-bid meeting is scheduled on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Air Force Procurement […]

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Modern Helicopters Turned over to Philippine Air Force

As part of  ongoing Armed Forces of the Philippines  modernization program, eight Bell-412EP Combat Utility Helicopters from the Canadian Commercial Corporation and two Italian AW-109E Power attack helicopters were also turned over  at the Villamor Air Base. The Bell-412EP helicopters are likely improve security and transport capabilities for the military and would play different roles […]

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C-130 Transport Aircraft

United States Show Support AFP Modernization

During the turnover and commissioning of eight Philippine Air Force brand new Bell-412EPs Helicopter  from Canada and the two attack versions of AgustaWestland AW-109 Power Helicopter from Italy. The United States of America show their help and  support to the armed forces modernization program of the Philippines through giving excess defense articles with two more […]

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Fighting Egale F/A 50

Fighting Eagle F/A-50 First Philippine Air Force Aircraft with Electronic Countermeasures

PUERTO PRINCESA, — With the arrival of the South Korean-made F/A-50 “Fighting Eagle” by the last quarter of this year, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be at last fielding aircraft with “electronic countermeasures” (ECM) capability. It is an electrical or electronic device designed to trick or deceive radar, sonar or other detection systems, like […]

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Spanish C-295

The 5.98 Billion Pesos Maritime Patrol Aircraft Deal

The bidding for the two long-range maritime patrol aircraft worth 5.98-billion pesos has failed as bidders were not able to meet the requirements set by the Defense department. The special Bids and Awards Committee declared a failed bidding after examining bid documents for almost 12 hours. The defense department’s bids and awards committee did not reach […]

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Rice Aircraft Services Huey

Philippine Air Force Received 10 New Helicopter

PASAY CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) welcomes the newest addition to its inventory of air assets in a turnover and blessing ceremony held at the Villamor Air Base, today. The new air assets include eight combat helicopters known as the Bell-412EP, which were acquired from Canada, and two attack AW-109E helicopters […]

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Rice Aircraft Services Huey

Cancelled Huey Helicopter Highlight Risks in Philippines deal

The Defense Department terminated Mr. Robert Rice Jr. contract in March after only seven out 21 aircraft had been delivered, due to what it said were missed delivery deadlines. Mr. Rice is a former engineer in the U.S. Air Force, he established also the Rice Aircraft Services Inc. in 2003. His firm refurbished and resold […]

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Indonesian Air Force Chief Visit the Philippines to Increase Ties

The Indonesian Air Force Chief Agus Supriatna visited the Philippines in  August 2015 . The Three days visit pave the way for continuing mutual  relationship and consultation on training exchange program between the two air forces, the Philippine Air Force and the Indonesian Air Force. As part of courtesy calls, he went  to the Philippine […]

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Philippines Bell 412 Helicopter

Philippine Air Force to Add 10 Helicopter

MANILA, Aug. 14 (PNA) – The Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s mobility and close-air support capabilities will be greatly boosted with arrival of eight Bell-412 EP combat utility helicopters and two attack versions of the AgustaWestland AW-109Es Monday. This was disclosed by PAF spokesperson Col. Enrico Canaya in a message to the PNA Friday. “The additional […]

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Japan Beechcraft TC-90

Japan to Provide 3 Maritime Patrol Plane to the Philippines

Japan wants to grant planes to the Philippines for them to use  for patrolling  in the disputed Spratly  Islands and Scarborough Shoals which is located in the South China Sea.  Japan was recommending  the three 3 Beechcraft TC-90 King planes that could be built-in with basic surface and air surveillance radar. The process of acquiring […]

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Philippine Air Force Huey Helicopter

Philippine Air Force New Helicopter Not Defective

The Philippine Air Force denied allegations that five of its seven newly purchased helicopters were malfunctioning due to defects and missing parts when the military held flight demonstrations earlier this month. Philippine Air Force (PAF) used  two helicopters during the flight demonstration last July 2015 to demonstrated to the media and the public the similarities including […]

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Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Philippines Eager on Acquiring P-3C Maritime Aircraft

MANILA, June 25, 2015(PNA) –The Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday confirmed that the country is interested in acquiring P-3C “Orion” maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft from Japan. “We are interested in acquiring them (P-3Cs) especially if they become excess defense articles as we can acquire it at a very reasonable price which is […]

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Philippine Air Force FA/18

Philippine Air Force Pilot in McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

A Philippine Air force pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet Combat aircraft.

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P-3 Maritime Patrol

Philippine Air Force Long Range Patrol Aircraft Failed Bidding

MANILA, Aug. 19 (PNA) — The seven bidders for the Department of National Defense (DND)’s P5.9-billion LRPA (long range patrol aircraft) project have formally filed their motion of reconsideration. This is to appeal the failure of bidding declared last Aug. 11 due to various “infirmities” in the bid documents of the participants. The DND is […]

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Philippine Air Force Maritime Patrol Aircraft

DND Bidding Patrol Aircraft and Support Planes Started

The two long range patrol to be acquired by the Department of National Defense has started the procurement process and six close air support aircraft as part of efforts to advance the capabilities of the Air Force. It includes sensors, sensors integration, mission support facilities and integrated logistics support package. Released by bid bulletins from […]

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Philippine Air Force C-295 Aircraft

Philippine Air Force Acquire 3 Airbus Aircraft

The Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s lift capability will be getting a much-needed boost with the delivery of three C-295 medium lift aircraft from EADS/CASA-Airbus Military. This after the Spanish aerospace manufacturer won the contract for the P5.3 billion medium aircraft fixed wing project by the Department of National Defense (DND). The PAF’s medium lift capability […]

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Philippine Navy Aw109 Power Helicopter

Eight Brand New Attack Helicopters Acquisition

Department of National Defense explains that the project would engage the purchase of eight helicopters with full night function potential, complete weapons system and integrated logistics hold package. These helicopters shall be capable of performing close air support during day and night. The potential bidder, to be qualified, must have completed within 10 years from […]

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