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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Philippine Air-force approved! $1.8 billion USD Air Assets for delivery 2013

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T-50-KAI

Philippines Protecting West Philippines (South China) Sea Interests

As published by Aviation week (http://is.gd/gdyjvL), China's increased assertiveness over territorial claims to the South China Sea is leading the Philippines to embark on the biggest military procurement program it has ever undertaken.

Both houses of the Philippine congress have approved the budget and acquisition process for the acquisition of

  • 12 -Jet trainer/surface-attack aircraft;
  • 6 -Close-air support aircraft;
  • 2 -Long-range maritime patrol aircraft;
  • 2 -Light-lift and three medium-lift fixed-wing military transports;
  • 3 -Ground-based radars
  • 10 - Attack helicopters.

All will be assigned to the Philippine air force, says one of its officials.

The country's assistant secretary of defense in charge of acquisitions, installations and logistics, Patrick Velez, says all these procurements are high-priority and that the defense department hopes to begin taking deliveries next year (2013). Congress has approved these specific acquisitions under the first five years (2012-17) of a 15-year military modernization bill. The budget allocated for 2012-17 is at least 75 billion pesos ($1.8 billion).

The Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 is the front-runner to meet the requirement for the jet trainer/surface attack aircraft, Velez says. No contract has been signed yet because the T-50 acquisition must be approved by the Philippine government procurement policy board. He also says the T-50 has yet to achieve certification for medium-range operations—since it was initially developed as a jet trainer—and if it fails to achieve that, then "we may need to look at another platform."

Velez says that for the close-air-support requirement, "at this stage, the Number One in the rankings is the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano." Second is the Hawker Beechcraft T-6 Texan II, he says, followed by the Korea Aerospace Industries KT-1 and Aero Vodochody L-159.

In terms of maritime patrol, Philippine air force officials say the Indonesian Aerospace CN235 is a strong contender. It uses the Airbus Military Fully Integrated Tactical System, a series of displays and computers for processing the data and information from the aircraft's sensors. The main issue with this competition is the sensor suite, according to Velez. Besides the CN235, it is understood the other main contender is Raytheon, but it is unclear which platform it is proposing.

Indonesian Aerospace is the most likely candidate to meet the light, fixed-wing military transport aircraft requirement with its C212, Velez says. As for the medium-lift requirement, "it is a close competition between the Alenia C-27J and C295, although we already have approval from the president for the C-27J," he says. Both congress and the president must approve military procurements.

Aviation Week

34 Responses so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    oh!!! nice....by 2013 we have already minimum credible defense...kung sa panahon ni ramos, estrada at gloria ay pinagtuunan ng pansin ang ating AFP...malamang tayo nagun ay may medium credible defense na....

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sa ikauunlad ng Pilipinas, PNOY, sa tuwid na daan, I salute you!

    Aim high Pilipinas.

  3. Anonymous says:

    MR PRESIDENT BENIGNO PINOY AQUINO I SALUTE YOU SIR.PARA SA AMING TAGA MINDANAO WALA KANG KATULAD ISA KANG TUNAY NA PILIPINO,HINDI MO PINABABAYAAN ANG MGA MAMAYANG PILIPINO AT ANG BANSANG PILIPINAS.SALAMAT,MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT MR PRESIDENT.MABUHAY ANG GOBERNO NG PILIPINAS,MABUHAY ANG MGA MAMAYANG PILIPINO AT MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS.AIM HIGH PHILIPPINES...GOD ALMIGHTY WE ARE THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING BINIGYAN MO KAMI NG LEADER NA MATUWID,MAY PUSONG MAKADIOS AT MAY ISANG SALITA.SALAMAT LORD.MINDANAWAN AT DAVAONON ONCE AGAIN WE SALUTE YOU SIR...SALAMAT

  4. Anonymous says:

    yAH Good Leader means Better philippines.. Soon where we call our selves Greater Philippines/Filipino...

  5. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again! Maniwala ako pagmay lumilipad na bullshit! Kakasawa wala bang nakakalibog na balita? Lol

  6. Anonymous says:

    The T50 as lead fighter jet has yet to be approve.
    Hope PH will settle multirole F16 falcon since ang presyo hindi magkalayo.

    "one shot buy" ika nga, isang bilihan at anjan na ang kakailanganin at dagdagan nalang sa susunod.

    Just a thought.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Huwag ka na mag suggest naduduling na taga airfarce kapipili hanggang ngayon walang nadesisyonan!

  8. Anonymous says:

    WHATEVER, basta meron kayang diskartehan yan ng mga brave & smart pilots ntin to protect our territory against tsekwa intruders. GOOD JOB SIR!mabuhay kayo Mr. President (PNOY) and all of your cabinet members. "KAYA PALA UMASENSO NG PILIPINAS BASTA TAPAT ANG NAGPAPALAKAD" basta sna lng wag NINGAS KUGON pra di nkakahiya sa ibang bansa.MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS...

  9. Anonymous says:

    WHATEVER, basta meron kayang diskartehan yan ng mga brave & smart pilots ntin to protect our territory against tsekwa intruders. GOOD JOB SIR!mabuhay kayo Mr. President (PNOY) and all of your cabinet members. "KAYA PALA UMASENSO NG PILIPINAS BASTA TAPAT ANG NAGPAPALAKAD" basta sna lng wag NINGAS KUGON pra di nkakahiya sa ibang bansa.MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS...

  10. Anonymous says:

    ANDAMI PALA PERA NG PILIPINAS NOON PERO SAAN KAYA NAPUNTA? NABUKING ATA SILA PAG-UPO NI PNOY. HA...HA...HA...HA! LOL

  11. Anonymous says:

    At least ang balita na ito ay hindi na made in the Philippines see the link GUYS US ang source hehehehe tsismoso ang airfarce doon ang dadaldal sa singapore hindi sa Manila kasi takot sila babatuhin ng itlog nwahahahaha

  12. Anonymous says:

    ANDAMI PALA PERA NG PILIPINAS NOON PERO SAAN KAYA NAPUNTA? NABUKING ATA SILA PAG-UPO NI PNOY. HA...HA...HA...HA! LOL

  13. Anonymous says:


    baka puro walang ammunition yan ha. yung sokol ginawa ng png rescue dahil walang ammunition. ok na rin as a start ang importante maraming bala yan pg nagratratan na. wish you well PAF...yay!

  14. Anonymous says:

    ambilis ng reklamo natin natuguna agad! parang kelan lang nabalita dito na walang nangyari sa Air Force an Air Farce ngayon.. okay na daw sabi ng international source.. bakit alam nila?

  15. Anonymous says:

    CONGRATZ PRES OBAMA !

  16. Anonymous says:

    iba talaga kabayan ang pinoy basta mag kaisa.kaya mas maganda dito sa bitter phils mag comments may action kaagad kailan lang yong mga comment natin sa air force hito mat sagot.dapat ganoon kabilis para mabantayan na kaagad ang mga coastline natin.alam naman natin kung gaano ka garapal itong mga chinise mga walang puso at hiya nang aagaw ng area na hindi naman sa kanila.dinadaan lang sa lakas ng mga pwersa nila pan digma.kaya air force pag may mga intruder na dumadaan sa airial of responsibility na walang pahintulot sitahin nyo kaagad at hwag kayong matakot ang mga mamayang pilipino ay susuporta sa inyo hwag lang nilang bastusin ang bayan at batas natin.kaya gogogogo phil air force.mabuhay kayong lahat.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Our government and private sectors with civil society must join hands to improve further our technology, invest more on Research and Development.

    We can invite foreign companies to joint venture with Philippine companies to produce our defense requirement here at home.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Dapat ang pag produce ng airbus at mga defense requirements ay sa atin na lang natin gawin.

    Makakatulong pa ito sa economy ng Philippines at ma-improve pa ang employment dito sa atin.

    Ano bang problem Mr. Pnoy?

  19. Anonymous says:

    Sa palagay mo ba kung ang Philippines have own arm industry and high value of currency compare to other country kung sila bibili satin ng armaments papayag kaba dun gawin ang mga armaments ofcourse Hindi kasi bukod sa going down the price kabawasan din sa bansa nila yung trabaho dapat para sa kanila mamayan at yung mga gamit or components to make armaments we don't have to produce eh Di lalaki pa gastos nila kasi yung mga parts na kailangan sa pag gawa ng armaments imbes na available na sa kanila bansa kung sa pinas gagawin eh Di kailangan pa mag import ng mga parts para makabuo ng armaments wasting time and lalaki pa gastos.

  20. Anonymous says:

    sabagay ok n rn kso mhihinang klase p rn ang mga knuha nla pra AFP ntn...

  21. Anonymous says:

    sana naman hindi second hand ang mga i2!

  22. Anonymous says:

    May paraan kung gosto, maraming dahilan kung ayaw.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Tama sa Pinas na lang iproduce ang mga bibilhin ng mga businessmen natin - imagine ang involve na pera dito ay close to USD2 Billion plus iyong mga airbus pa ni Lucio Tan ay mga USD7 Billion - aba malaking pera iyan.

    Biro mo mga P360 Billion ang money involved - wow ang laki. Aba maaring maka generate iyan ng mga more than 50,000 to 70,000 Filipino workers.

    Mas ok na kung mag-umpisa na i-produce itong mga requirements na ito sa Philippines.

  24. Anonymous says:

    RAMOS,ERAP,ARROJO MGA HAYUP KAYO SANA MAKARMA KAYO SA PANGUNGURAKOT SA SARILING NYONG BAYAN.KUNG PINAGTUUNAN NYO NG PANSIN ANG DEFENCE HIND SANA TAYO BABASTOS NG MGA INSIK.



    RENE NG MINDANAO

  25. Anonymous says:

    yes thats great President Pnoy.... I salute you.... well ramos, gloria and estrada are the worst president i say, they do nothing with the AFP..Booooooo!!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    God blessed the Philippines...... sana 10 years umupo si Pinoy s pinas as a President pr maayos mabuti ang bansa at mawala ang nga corrupt s pinas at lumakas lalo ang defense ng pinas.

  27. Anonymous says:

    approbahan na san ang T-50 ng korea .......please naman

  28. Anonymous says:

    Meron dito mangilan ngilanvs BOBO dito pinag gigiitan na dito na I produce mga bibilhin armaments..eh kung Hindi ba naman mga tanga yung ilan dito pano Ka nga mga produce eh wala naman tayo sarili technology armaments, SA palagay nyo ba kung meron ang gobyerno sarili arm industry eh bakit pa sila pupunta ng ibang bansa para Lang bumili ng kagamitan pan digma syempre sariling gawa na ng pilipinas ang bibilhin ng AFP like China they have own arm industry..Yun nga barko BRP.TAGBANUA made in the Philippines Hiram pa yung technology if I'm not mistaken sa TAIWAN.. Kailangan ok ng technology to make our own armaments which is wala ang Pilipinas..basahin nyo may dalawang bugok SA Banda itaas na nag comment.

  29. Anonymous says:

    anong good job dun? puro press release, wala nmn materialization, sa tagalog puro dakdak,

  30. Anonymous says:

    dumating na po pla ung sokol helicopter d2 sa pinas bkit hnd inilalabas ng local media natin? bkit d2 lng sa net nakikita

  31. Tayo raw ang pinakamayan noong 1950's??? totoo ba yun.. Sana magkaisa ng lahat ng Pilipino para sa Bayan at Kinabukasan.. Mga NPA o Rebelde bumaba na kayo, WALA na kayong PINAGLALABAN..asan na PRINSIPYO nyo? makiisa na kayo sa Bansa. Mga abusayaff tigilan na patayan KAPWA Pilipino tayo. Tumulong na kayo sa Bansa.. MGA "Pilipino" wag sana nating sayangin ang pagkakataon na ito.. Magtulunagn na tayo....
    MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS...

  32. Anonymous says:

    akala niyo tunay na modernisasyon na ano... tange kay laki ng komisyon kinita ng mga nag broker. agawan iyian. isippin niyo bumili tayo ng napakamahal na presyo pero mga segunda mano ang mga iyan. mantakin niyo 1990 pang gawa mga iyan. mga bobo. mura ang benta sa atin, kaya lang pinalobo ang halaga ng pamahalaan. Kun baga pork barrel sa tongress, intelligence fund naman sa militar o pulis. wala pakialam COA. Ang bubulaga sa atin nito ay ang totoong budget na kailangan to maintain it all. 1991 pumutok pinatubo, sabay alis naman ng kano, iniwan lahat ng kagamitan dito kasi mas mahal hakutin sa Guam o sa Okinawa. maraming iniwanng air/naval/army assets. nasaan na. Walang ipinag iba iyan sa LRT coaches. cannibalize nila ibang units para makatakbo ang natitira sa halip na bumili ng bago. Utak tsino rin iyan. bigyan natin ng 5 years kung tatakbo pa rin mga iyan. magiging widow makers ulit hanggang walang matira. puno at gulo ng kagamitan, is TOOLING & PARTS availability-corresponds to money. We must first breach into the shores of developing country category. not this lingering third world pa rin, world class daw society. Exporting housewives to work as DH abroad. remitting money exceeding in volume than all exports combined (per other countries' CB 'realistic' report)

  33. Anonymous says:

    Sa Dami ng kagamitang iniwan ng US, yumaman ang mga pinagkatiwaaln nun thru conversion (into money). We all know, before, the NPA and Bangsa Moro militants use AK-47, why because that was the only ammunition available to then in the free market. But in the times of Cory, M203 armalikes (Armscor M-16)soon became the rebels standard rifle. reason, a grey market was spawned in the country US grade Arms and ammo flooded the blackmarket, with what the US bountifully granted us (galing JUSMAG kaya)when they abandoned the bases.

  34. Anonymous says:

    baka puro issues lang mga eto.mas maganda at modernong mga armas ang bilhin ng Pinas,just like in Japan,puro advance.buy the latest armaments like f18,f22,f35 etc,at at time para di kulangin sa budget,for example this year,buy 4 f22,next year 2 new frigates,and so on.di puro print lang eto sa mga leading newspaper.

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