29 Maret 2017

7th, 8th FA-50PHs Arrive, 4 More Coming until May

29 Maret 2017

FA-50PH tail number 007 and 008 (photo : Hsinchu City)

The Philippine Air Force today received its 7th and 8th Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50PH Fighter/Surface Attack/Lead-in Fighter Trainer (F/SA/LIFT). PAF vice commander Major General Conrado V. Parra Jr. spearheaded the welcome ceremony at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base in Pampanga.

Twelve ordered FA-50PHs are expected to be completed May 2017. FA-50PHs 009, 010 are scheduled to arrive in Aprile, while 011, 012 are expected to be delivered May.

“The FA-50 is a multirole fighter variant of KAI’s T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced jet trainer. It is capable of carrying short range air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles with countermeasures such as chaffs and infrared flares,” PAF said. “With the arrival of the fourth batch of FA-50PH jets, the PAF now has eight jets in its inventory while the delivery of the rest of the jets will be completed within 2017.”


3 komentar:

  1. 1 pesawat grounded dsebabkan FOD. Nice plan btw.

    1. kemalangan bisa datang kapan saja ,dan dimana saja . Fod nya berupa apa ? Burung ke atau landasan tidak bersih ?

    2. it was engine damage due to bird strike. however, maxdefense said that the plane has already been repaired.