24 Desember 2023

PH, U.S. in Discussion for Possible F-16 Fighter Jets Procurement

24 Desember 2023

F-16 fighter jet (photo : Medium)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez has revealed that there are 'open discussions' on Manila’s possible procurement of F-16 fighter jets from Washington.  

The diplomat said that should the deal push through, it would be a big boost to the country's air defense capabilities.

Security officials earlier said the Philippines is trying to build up defense capability, play catch up by modernizing its armed forces, and establish robust presence in the country's exclusive economic zone particularly in the West Philippine Sea where there is simmering maritime row with China.

"Yung F-16 matagal na nating gusto yan ang ating Air Force hinihintay na nila," said Romualdez in an interview with CNN Philippines on Friday..

[Translation: Our Air Force has been wanting the F-16 fighter jets for a very long time.]

"It's a very good aircraft and it’s been proven to be effective in air defense. We are hoping to be able to close a deal on the F-16. It's still on the table right now," he added.

The envoy, however, did not expound on the timeline of the possible jet deal. "There are open discussions," he added.

The F-16 fighter jet is the most versatile aircraft in the United States Air Force. It can adapt to air-to-air fighting, ground attacks, and electronic warfare.

Romualdez also raised the issue of the Philippines' procurement law possibly posing a challenge to the deal.

"The Philippines' procurement law states that we have to buy brand new," he added. "Hindi kaya iyon [It's difficult] and it's too expensive, so buying a fairly used aircraft that’s slightly used is just as good as a brand new one and more affordable."

For 2024, the ambassador sees an increase in military and defense cooperation between Manila and Washington.

(CNN)

39 komentar:

  1. Gua sih pilih ini daripada yg 2000-an.....udah uang makannya gede, kalo dandan-dandan bikin darting ongkosnya....ga ngotak blasss

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    1. Eeeeeee, eeeeee kok Pertamax......sori yeeee, soooooori ye 😆😆😆

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    2. Kalau mau yg 2000an mending FTC-2000 saja. Minimal kita tidak jadi tempat pembuangan. Kekurangannya sama koq.

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  2. Jogetim dulu achhhh biar yg lain pada nongol 😁

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  3. HaHAHAHAHAHA.....GORILLA MALAYA 🦍🦍 katakan NKRI ketar ketir dengan ratusan KALENG KERUPUK bernama GEMPITA punya MALON, bagaimana kami ketar ketir kalau Gempi sebesar itu hanya pakai baja STANAG level 1.....BAJA TIPIIIS 👎👎👎😛🤪🤪😝.......HAHAHAHAHAHA 😁😄🤣🤣🤣😆

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  4. RONGSOK SCORPION = Scorpions to be retired. The Army has recommended that it’s fleet of Scorpion light tanks be retired due to the high cost of maintenance and obsolescence issues.
    RONGSOK CONDOR = Condor armoured 4X4 and Sibmas armoured recovery vehicle as retired from service as off January 1, 2023.
    RONGSOK SIBMAS = Condor armoured 4X4 and Sibmas armoured recovery vehicle as retired from service as off January 1, 2023.
    RONGSOK V150 = . It was used by the Malaysian Army in Second Malayan Emergency (now retired)
    SEWA 4x4 = the Malaysian Armed Forces were looking to lease Tarantulas, with the contract scheduled to be awarded in 2023.
    SEWA MOTOR = The Royal Military Police Corp (KPTD) celebrated the lease of 40 brand-new BMW R1250RT Superbikes for the Enforcement Motorcycle Squad on December 22nd, 2022
    🤣RONGSOK DAN SEWA🤣

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  5. Boleh juga tuh diadu dengan ANOA 2 ( STANAG 3 ) dan ANOA 3 ( STANAG 4 ), untuk NKRI 🇮🇩 untuk STANAG 1 hanya Rantis ringan MAUNG 4×4 tuuuuh 😛😛🤪🤪😝

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  6. Apa sih yang mau dibanggakan baja tipis macam GEMPI itu ? 🤔......hanya MALON yang berusaha MEMBUAAAL agar bisa SEMBAAANG 😛😛🤪🤪😝

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  7. Semoga pinoy ambil f16 dan gripen .....

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    1. Idealnya mereka ambil Super Hornet + Gripen NG. Sama2 pakai F414, mempermudah logistik.

      Kelas sama tetapi beda vendor biasanya buat kepentingan politik.

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  8. Okelaaaah.....untuk WARGANYET MALON tidak tau spek asli GEMPIII akan terpukau dengan besarnya, tapi sebetulnya hanya pakai BAJA TIPIIIS.....para BERUK kena tipu yaaaaa.....HAHAHAHAHAHA 😁😄🤣🤣😂😆

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  9. Jet Tempur baru ASEAN 2030

    Indonesia Rafale F15Ex KF21
    Singapure F-35
    Philipine F-16 Viper
    Vietnam Su-57


    Malon FA50 versi barter sawit

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  10. Yaaaaah.....MALON sudah akuisisi pesawat tempur MURAHAAN tapi bayarnya separuh Barter MINYAK SAWIT......MEMAKSA SEKALI !!!!....jadinya FA-50 bau Minyak Sawit dooong 🙂😛🤪🤪😝

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  11. HAHA....HA YANG NGOTOT PAKAI PANDUR PAS KELUAR LANGSUNG DEH TERTINGGAL TEKNOLOGINYA , DI NEGARA ASALNYA SUDAH PAKAI GENERASI TERBARU , LEBIH PARAH LAGI JIKA WAKTU BELI ADA KORUP , HANCUR² WAKTU DI GUNAKAN LANGSUNG MIRIP BARANG VINTAGE CALON PENGHUNI MUSEUM.

    TAPI TURETNYA SENGAJA PAKAI TURET ISRAEL YANG DI JUAL DI BRAZIL ,KOK TIDAK PAKAI YANG ASLI YA DARI AMRIK TURETNYA.

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    1. Otak kamu sendiri tertinggal mirip otak manusia purba penghuni museum.

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  12. NKRI MENDING KONSENTRASI DI
    IF 21 🇮🇩 INDONESIAN FIGHTER JET JADI WAKTU DI GUNAKAN ITU BARANG BARU TERBARU DENGAN TECHNOLOGY TERBARU JUGA JENIS BARU SELAIN MELAHIRKAN PRODUSEN FIGHTER JET MUTAKHIR BARU DUNIA INDONESIA (PT DIRGANTARA INDONESIA) ,AGAR TIDAK MELUCU SEPERTI PANDUR ATAU RAFALE YANG DI KIRIM TERTINGAL
    1-2 LEVEL DARI YANG ASLI ,JUGA BAIKNYA KONSENTRASI DI
    " MEDIUM BATTLE TANK " PINDAD , ANOA & ANOA 3 GURUN SERTA NAGAPASA SUB MARINE DARI PT PAL INDONESIA YANG JELAS² DESIGN BARU JUGA TECHNOLOGY BARU ,+ MORINO EV 4X4.

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  13. Waaaah.....PINOY berminat pakai F16 ?....mudahan mudahan Pinoy bisa Akuisisi deh, tentu MALON makin tertinggal hanya andalkan HAWK 200 😛😛🤪🤪😝

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  14. MABUHAI PINOY, phil bersiap ambek balek sabah dari kerajaan sewa, memalukan sewa sabah tapi dianggap hak milik, dasar beruk melon nih pisang ruk 🍌🍌🍌

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  15. HAHAHAHHA..... F16 tu level kelas biasa saja woiiiii....

    SU30MKM KELAS BERAT....

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    1. Yg cuma tiap hari kerasukan lihat jiran real shopping cukup tidur dibikin bermenung.kasihan

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  16. Manakala INDON... F16 RONGSOK SEDEKAH US NGUTANG lagi upgrade ya... 🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭

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    1. Manakala
      MIG 29 grounded
      MKM asam urat
      Horni meletup2...

      Hahaha

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  17. F16 mau dibanding sama SU30MKM dan F18... 😂😂😂😂😂

    F16 tu bawah woiiii... 😂😂😂😂

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    1. Gak bakal menang punya malon.
      Cm buat nakut nakuti tikus dan sitikus gak takut....😁😁😁
      Terbang aja gak bisa, mau lawan F-16 TNI AU.
      Mau dibilang rongsok kek, tapi LaikTempur. MKM & F-18 malon, boro2 mau laik tempur, LAIK TERBANG JUGA TIDAK....😁😁😁😁. JADI SARANG TIKUS....😁😁😁😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    2. F 16 full Up Grade dibanding sama yg gak bisa terbang terlalu memang bualan Malon tertinggal sendiri dikawasan.

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  18. Ada yg membanggakan MKM dan F18 grounded .....
    LAWAK hahahahaha

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  19. Sebelah tuh aneh, kebutuhannya jelas MRCA sejak bertahun2 yang lalu, tau2 yang dibeli LCA.
    KASIAN ..... LAGI MISKIN

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    1. Yg bisa terbang cuma segelintir Hawk saja. Yg lain grounded permanen kasihan tudm

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  20. Responding to Malaysia's claims that Russia sold low-quality Su-30MKMs and poor aftermarket services, Russia explained that the technical error was with both Irkut and Malaysia's aircraft. It is entirely up to the user to do the wrong thing.
    In addition, due to lack of technical maintenance of the aircraft bought from Russia. Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur has just ended a major overhaul with a contractor selected by former Prime Minister Najib Razak.
    In order to escape this catastrophic situation, the Malaysian Air Force was forced to seek a domestic solution to maintain its combat readiness for the Su-30MKM fighter squadron. However, no feasible solution is available.
    🤣LACK OF TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE🤣

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  21. www.rafalemalaysia.com

    JERITAN SI MISKIN

    🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔
    🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭

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  22. F-16? Gripen? USA bener2 mau arm Pinoy to the teeth sama kaya Ukraine buat proxy war against China. Let's see how many Filipino yg bakal di sacrifice for weakening China. It didn't work with Ukraine Russia. Jangan mau dipergunain ama American Neocons! They don't give a shit about anyone!

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  23. Yg aset udaranya takde yg bisa scramble memble aja yah Pork.PARAH.

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  24. Sukhoi dan f18 usang .. grounded dibanggakan faktanya beli LCA fa 50 diajak latihan hawks yg terbang...memang mulut itu tak ada tulang nya..

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  25. MABUHAI PINOY, malon makin jadi ayam sayur, SABAH AND LABUAN ISLAND IN NORTH BORNEO IS YOURS 👍👍

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  26. 316 HARI = Kapal China Meronda Di Beting Patinggi Ali Selama 316 Hari Tahun Lepas Menurut Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) yang berpengkalan di Washington, kapal-kapal pengawal pantai China didapati melakukan rondaan di beberapa ciri maritim di Laut China Selatan termasuk Beting Patinggi Ali (Luconia Shoals) hampir setiap hari sepanjang tahun lepas.
    ---
    43 KASUS = 43 Kes Pencerobohan Ruang Udara Negara Sepanjang Jan-Mei 2023 — MINDEF “Jumlah keseluruhan pesawat asing yang dikesan dan direkodkan menceroboh ruang udara negara dari bulan Januari 2023 sehingga Mei 2023 ialah berjumlah 43 kes pencerobohan.” -- Kementerian Pertahanan memberitahu Dewan Negara pada 20 Jun 2023.
    🤣BUKTI LEMAH LETOY LUNGLAI🤣

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  27. Philippine is waiting for the approval of MOA from Swiss Govt to start procuring the 14 Gripen.

    Philippine is discussing for used F-16 coming from 3rd party (European operator or Israel).
    The budget is for 24 to 36 used F-16

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