2013: What’s happening with the AFP modernization program


Note: This article is also available on the Timawa.net forum on the long-standing “What’s happening with the AFP modernization program” thread.

In comparison with the past two years, 2013 was significantly muted from a modernization perspective. Many of the acquisitions that had been announced in previous years have either been delayed, fell through, or have […]

The countertrade option


Something I put together for a thread on PinoyExchange


The AFP’s priority is to acquire whatever capabilities it can in the soonest possible time. Given a choice between using imported technology that is available now, or waiting for indigenous solutions to mature . . . naturally they will go with what is already available.


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


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 […]

S-211 to be repaired and overhauled


From: PhilGEPS

Reference Number 1519439 Procuring Entity AFP – BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE Title Procurement of Services for the Repair/Overhaul of S-211 Engine JT15DC-4C Aircraft with Tail Nr 021 Area of Delivery Pampanga Solicitation Number: PB-150-PAF-11 Trade Agreement: Implementing Rules and Regulations Procurement Mode: Public Bidding Classification: Goods – General Support Services Category: Aircraft Spare […]

One S211 less


Timawa.net\forum discussion: http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=27260.0

On the 28th of April, the Philippine Air Force lost one more Aermacchi (formerly SIAI-Marchetti) S211 trainer, and two of its pilots in a crash. S211 #020 crashed in Banawang village, Bagac, Bataan, killing both pilots: Major Ephraim (Ronin) Suyom and Capt. De Leon

The aircraft was one of several S211s modified under […]