27 Oktober 2014

Air Force Upgrading OV10 Bronco while Looking for Replacements

27 Oktober 2014


PAF OV-10 (photo : Rogier Westerhuis)

Thirty million pesos is allocated to upgrade one unit of Philippine Air Force’s OV-10 Bronco attack plane. The upgrade and maintenance of OV-10 Bronco with tail number 636 is part of PAF’s efforts to enhance its combat preparedness.

Deadline for the submission of bid and the opening of bids is set on November 11 at PAF Procurement Center Conference Room in Villamor Airbase.

OV-10 Bronco is a turboprop light attack and support aircraft introduced during 1960s. It was specially develop for counter-insurgency missions.

PAF’s OV-10 Broncos have already reached their maximum years of service, for this reason the Department of National Defense is on the process of procuring replacements via its Close Air Support Aircraft Acquisition Project.

After several reschedules, deadline of bid submission and the opening of bids is set on November 5 at Camp Aguinaldo.

With DND’s acquisition project under AFP Modernization Act, six close air support aircraft worth approximately PhP4.9 billion will be procured for PAF.

(Ang Malaya)

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