AFP was a user of Chinese equipment long before Duterte

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The 48th anniversary of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing, on the 13th of September, 2016, gave President Duterte’s critics yet another treasure-trove of “Duterteisms” that have since become fodder for punditry on defense social media and even generated international interest in Philippine foreign policy. In this latest episode, Duterte stated, among other controversial assertions, his […]

FA-50s on the way from South Korea

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The Philippine Air Force posted the following on their FB page

Korean Aerospace posted pictures of the take off sequence here.

For updates on the progress of the aircraft, see the following thread on Timawa.net. Note that this Timawa thread will eventually be merged with the original SAA/LIFT thread, so the first link will eventually be deactivated.

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PAF anniversary on Ustream

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The PAF is streaming video from the PAF 66th Anniversary at the following URL:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/paf-66th-anniv

Blow-by-blow updates are also available at the following Facebook and Twitter hashtag: #paf66

Aerotech awarded P69.5M contract for MSI of PAF S211

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Aerotech Industries Philippines was awarded a P69,482,840.81 contract to perform a Major Structural Inspection (MSI) of S211 #021 of the Philippine Air Force. Teresa Parian, CEO of the company was given notice on the 6th of November 2012.

MSI, alternatively referred to as Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) or Inspection Replace As Necessary (IRAN), is a […]

Preparing for F-16s: “Peace Carvin” in reverse

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The Office of the President, Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine Air Force have all publicly declared the Aquino administration’s intention to acquire 12 surplus F-16C/D aircraft from the United States. These are interesting times for the Philippine Air Force, whose prevailing skill-sets are still geared towards equipment that is decades behind the Falcons.

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