22 Februari 2017

2 More FA-50PH Jet Fighters Arrived

22 Februari 2017


Philippine Air Force's FA-50PH nos. 005 and 006 upon arrival in Taiwan en route to the Philippines (photo : Han chia ho Peter)

PH Air Force fifth, sixth supersonic jets arrive today

Arrival ceremony for Philippine Air Force’s fifth and sixth South Korea-made FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” (005 and 006) was conducted today in Clark Air Base, Pampanga. The ceremony started at 11 am. FA-50PH with tail number 005 touched down 11:05 am, while 006 touched down 11:07.

The Philippines has 12-plane order from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) worth PHP18.9 billion. FA-50PH aircraft are Mach 1.5 capable.

The 1st and 2nd FA-50PHs arrived in November 2015, while the 4th and 3rd arrived a year after. The remaining six aircraft on order are expected to be delivered within this year.

PAF’s FA-50PHs were recently blooded in combat during the surgical air and artillery strike that wounded Abu Sayyaf Group commander Isnilon Hapilon last January 26.

The FA-50PH has a top speed of Mach 1.5 or one-and-a-half times the speed of sound and is capable of being fitted air-to-air missiles, including the AIM-9 “Sidewinder” air-to-air and heat-seeking missiles, aside from light automatic cannons.


It will act as the country’s interim fighter until the Air Force gets enough experience in operating fast jet assets and budget allocation for more capable fighter aircraft. (Update)

FA-50PH with tail number 005 and 006 in Clark Air Base (photo : Rappler)

Air Force now has six ‘Fighting Eagles’

With the delivery of additional two South Korean-made FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” jets, the Philippine Air Force now has six supersonic aircraft that can reach the speed of Mach 1.5 (1852.2 km/hour) or 1.5 times faster than the speed of sound.

FA-50PH with tail number 005 touched down 11:05 am in Clark Air Base, while 006 touched down at 11:07, February 22.

The Philippine Air Force ordered 12 units of FA-50PHs from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) worth 18.9 billion pesos.

The 1st and 2nd FA-50PHs arrived in November 2015, while the 4th and 3rd arrived a year after. The remaining six aircraft on order are expected to be delivered within this year.

These aircraft will act as the country’s interim fighter until the Philippine Air Force gets enough experience in operating fast jet assets and budget allocation for more capable fighter aircraft.


PAF’s FA-50PHs were recently blooded in combat during the surgical air and artillery strike that wounded Abu Sayyaf Group commander Isnilon Hapilon last January 26. (Update)

34 komentar:

  1. ...which left Brunei as the only ASEAN country who've yet to operate Fighter Jets.

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Timor Leste is not ASEAN member.

      Hapus
    2. Caan.If Timor Leste has no experience with supersonic fighters, it would do well for them to start with turbo pop planes with CAS capability such as OV-10 or SF-260. MRF Program should be carefully planned and cannot be done in haste. The case of PAF is a good example. PAF used to fly supersonic fighters (F-5) but retired them 2005. It is only 2015 that we resumed flying supersonic fighters (after 10 years) again upon the arrival of FA-50s, but before our pilots can fly the new planes, they first must get proficiency in flying turbo pop planes, after that another proficiency in flying a more advance turbofan planes such as S211 or M-345. Only after such training can our pilots fly the new FA-50, and add to these the training our pilots got from KAI personnel, the manufacturer of FA-50. Budget is another consideration for such a program. FA-50 costs around $30 million per piece.

      Hapus
    3. Brunei and Timor Leste doesn't need any fighter jet. The country, population and economy(not income per capita) is too small to operate a full fledged jet.

      Hapus
    4. Kotori. Every country has a right to determine which defense materials they see appropriate for their use. IMO, they definitely need fighters to guard their airspace, but managing its procurement is something needs to be worked out by their financial managers.

      Hapus
    5. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

      Hapus
    6. I'm not debating about brunei/timor leste need/or jet fighter btw.

      Oke, sorry my fault. Timor leste is not asean member.

      Hapus
    7. om ipul dom dom, emang lupa yach, cambodia, laos smua negara asean yg sementara absent jg jet fighternye.

      sini setor jidat plis haha!

      Hapus
    8. Caan. Membership of Timor Leste to ASEAN might be approved this year in the coming meeting this year in Manila

      Hapus
    9. Hey Manila kindly check whats your neighbor doing in this video.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN1If4lzPl8

      Hapus
    10. Enggak ada fitur laporkan/ignore ya? Itu orng afrika cuk

      Hapus
    11. avoir la preuve que vous venez à l'afrique?
      vous voulez plus d'une preuve?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsONXIMGatw

      Hapus
    12. hey lem1 alias lemot

      Parce qu'ils rebellent l'armée (OPM)
      Notre armée les traitait comme des soldats condamnés
      Regarde ça:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRrTzAJcSRM


      Votre vidéo était de la propagande, qui est originale ou comme ça

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzzbmvWU3es


      OPM tuant des soldats, des policiers et des gens ordinaires

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsjXBGtO02w

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1GwbeErB5s



      Commandant de la TNI en Papouasie occidentale
      Deux étoiles général original de papouasie
      Mayjen Joppye Onesimus Wayangkau
      L'indonésie fière de lui.
      Un pour tous, tous pour un


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2iCTk-h2N

      Hapus
    13. seeeerbbboooooo
      Un pour tous, tous pour un

      Laissez assaut
      singe faux bule haha!

      Hapus
    14. ..Om palu gada...lupa..Cambodia sama Laos sudah pencen dia punya jet Mig-21! sudah tiada uang untuk terbangkan pesawat mereka!

      Hapus
    15. lah sama dong kyk pilipin dolo sblom fa50 dateng!

      yg kita omong itu skarang! takde kan om ipul dom dom, telolet tung tung tung jidat ente haha!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lao_People%27s_Liberation_Army_Air_Force
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Cambodian_Air_Force

      Hapus
  2. Saiful. 8 FA-50s is the future of Sri Lanka, This is a good start for RBAF. And possibly new MRFs when the pilots get used to flying supersonics.

    BalasHapus
  3. Wow... pinoy hv 6 FA-50, all asean country... pls be warned.. hahahahaha

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Unknown. That's not funny at all, you are insulting a whole race. You are actually basking at the sad plight of other people. The world has no need for your kind

      Hapus
    2. L'a ignoré, aymokay.
      Nous sommes attaqués. C'est absolument la guerre de procuration

      hidup asean!

      Hapus
    3. FA 50 is a good entry point for PH to regain the supersonic capability again, and it is not funny to laugh at their effort, as in the past ID had the similar situation where our old jetfighters were practically grounded because of no spare parts, even though at the end we keep improving ourselves, so will the PH !! By the way, to fight the southern rebels, things like super tucano work better than FA 50, as it is very agile at lower altitude and slower speed.

      Hapus
  4. ASEAN should act on this. Dont let your Muslim neighbor to do this with innocent people.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjQNwHzMvWU

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. hey lem1 alias lemot

      Parce qu'ils rebellent l'armée (OPM)
      Notre armée les traitait comme des soldats condamnés
      Regarde ça:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRrTzAJcSRM


      Votre vidéo était de la propagande, qui est originale ou comme ça

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzzbmvWU3es


      OPM tuant des soldats, des policiers et des gens ordinaires

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsjXBGtO02w

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1GwbeErB5s



      Commandant de la TNI en Papouasie occidentale
      Deux étoiles général original de papouasie
      Mayjen Joppye Onesimus Wayangkau
      L'indonésie fière de lui.
      Un pour tous, tous pour un


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2iCTk-h2N

      Hapus
    2. He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more!!A stupid man's report of what mass media says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand

      Hapus
  5. this is not an ordinary issue that Asian should not resolve and intervence their Muslim neighbor.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16-zBTz06G4

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Its not wise to paint a certain country in bad images. This will only made stereotypes among Asean worsening. Not every country is peacefull and united such as countries from scandinavia. Dont intervene other country affair by viral videos from a bad perspective and using religion to back you up.

      Hapus
    2. Typical fucktard pinoy. Using west papua new guinea as smokescreen to hide the internal problem it has right now. Stop the killing spree of drug user and distributor and the communist and muslim rebel first before stand up for human right.

      Hapus
    3. if someone oppress and made genocide to other is a mortal sin which should not be treated as unusual things.this is a serious issue specially for those third world country and justice will serve at all cost.

      Hapus
    4. third world and where u come from, i believe u are not from this planets lol.

      its true, coz u keep lying all the time. no one will believe in you including GOD almighty..lmao

      Hapus
    5. you re liar, knave! you just play the video in a language that you yourself don't know, if you all dont belive me and want proof please come to Papua and see how peaceful and civilized society there!! raja ampat in Papua is one of the tourist destinations are free and open to the international overseas travelers!!how could we hide war? Stupidity alone can sometimes be tolerable, but when you add arrogance to the mix, you then become a stupid bitch

      Hapus
  6. For sure this jets should be use against radical Muslims found in South of Pilipines.

    BalasHapus