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P23.7-B deal to buy fighter jets

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of National Defense is set to sign next week contracts for the brand-new lead in fighter jets and combat utility helicopters worth P23.7 billion for the Philippine Air Force.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PAF going back to supersonic age with South Korean jets

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GIVING FORCE TO PHILIPPINE AIR  This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines hopes to acquire from South Korea following President Aquino’s two-day visit to Seoul. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

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.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH expects delivery of Korean fighter jets in 2015

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GIVING FORCE TO PHILIPPINE AIR  This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines hopes to acquire from South Korea following President Aquino’s two-day visit to Seoul. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday said the government expected the first of the 12 Korean FA-50 lead in fighter jets to be delivered in June 2015.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UN: Besides Haiyan, 2013 storm season near average

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Apart from Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda” in Manila), which has devastated the Philippines, it’s been an average year for tropical cyclones, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday in an annual climate report.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH buying SK fighter jets

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GIVING FORCE TO PHILIPPINE AIR  This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines hopes to acquire from South Korea following President Aquino’s two-day visit to Seoul. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

Move over. The big boys are coming. President Benigno Aquino III said the Philippines was close to finalizing a deal with a state-owned Korean aerospace firm to buy a squadron of FA-50 fighter jets worth P18.9 billion—a move seen to bolster the country’s aerial power and defend its territory in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t to pursue purchase of 12 fighter jets from S. Korea

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government will continue to pursue its acquisition of 12 fighter jets from South Korea even as President Benigno Aquino III emphasized the need to “balance” the country’s needs in warfare.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH, US air forces show off firepower at Clark

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US and Philippine Marines simulate an amphibious landing as part of RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise on a beach in San Antonio, Zambales in October 2011. AFP

In a rare exhibit, the Philippine and United States armed forces taking part in this year’s Balikatan military exercises on Saturday presented their aircraft for public viewing, turning the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) Haribon flight line here into a large amusement park for children and civilians.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CAAP vows safer air travel for Pinoys

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Director General William Hotchkiss III. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will continue to cleanse its ranks of corrupt personnel to make air travel safer for all Filipinos, the agency’s chief said.

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Coast Guard seeks PAF’s help in searching for 17 missing crew of S. Korean ship

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The Philippine Coast Guard has sought the help of the Philippine Air Force in its search-and-rescue operation for the 17 missing crew of a distressed South Korean cargo ship, which was abandoned on Saturday 165 nautical miles east of Batan island in Batanes.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China fleet to rescue grounded warship

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A Chinese salvage party of at least five vessels and several smaller boats has arrived at a shoal off Palawan to rescue a People’s Liberation Army warship that ran aground there on Wednesday night.

Posted: July 14th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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