UH-1 Huey of the PAF (photo : Timo Maceren)
MANILA (PNA) To ensure the availability of its UH-1 "Huey" helicopter fleet for combat and humanitarian disaster response missions, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is allocating the sum of Php20,239,984.58 for the acquisition of electrical, instrument and fuel system requirements for the aircraft.
The Air Force is known to operate 20 to 40 models of the UH-1Hs. Another 21 are undergoing assembly and testing at Clark Air Force Base in Pampanga. The "Huey" is the primary combat utility helicopter of the PAF and is used for fire support, re-supply, evacuation, transport and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. Submission and bid opening is on March 11, 9 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.