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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2017, 04:48:25 PM »
Whose gonna met 005 and 006?

Will it be 001, 002, 003 and 004? or all of them?

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2017, 06:08:14 PM »
Do anyone know what the pod-like protrusion on PAF FA50 002  is?
Front facing radar warning receiver

Thank you, Manokski.

Is this a separate rwr from I presume the plane already comes with?

i have the same question. did we get FA-50PHs with full avionics package or did we buy the RWR and other equipment separately?

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Live Rappler feed: FA-50 jets arrive in Clark
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2017, 10:18:41 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/rapplerdotcom/videos/1513238502030261/

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#005 and #006 landing in Southern Taiwan at around 1515H 21 February 2017. Photos c/o Peter Ho.


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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2017, 10:42:40 AM »
All of them have the RWR, at least as far as ll the photos I could find online of 001-004. Would it be an option for the FA-50 at all or standard? I imagine it would be for something more trainer oriented like the TA-50.

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2017, 08:01:47 PM »
It would appear that it's standard on the FA50s. The T50s don't have them and don't need them for the training mission.

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2017, 08:53:27 PM »
Resident Indonesian Forum member Gombaljaya shared photos of the TNI T-50 with the same RWR receivers on the wings. Now, I could be wrong, but it was the T-50s that were camo'd, not the dark blue ones. I think TNI bought 12 T-50s and four TA-50s, so it could be the latter.

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Re: The FA-50PH production line
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2017, 05:34:22 PM »
« Last Edit: March 23, 2017, 12:04:09 AM by adroth »

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2017, 10:42:06 PM »
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PHL's FA-50PH fleet to be completed in May

MANILA, March 23 (PNA) -- All 12 units of the brand-new South Korean-made FA-50PH "Fighting Eagle" jet aircraft will be delivered and under Philippine Air Force (PAF) control in May. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Resituto Padilla made this announcement during an interview late Wednesday.

"By April, FA-50PHs with tail numbers 009 and 010 will be delivered while 011 and 012 be handed over this May. By that time, the PAF's FA-50PH fleet will be completed," he said in Filipino. Earlier, the PAF said that FA-50PHs with tail numbers 007 and 008 will be delivered to Clark Airbase in Angeles City, Pampanga on March 29.

And due to the initial good performance impressions given by the aircraft, Padilla said that there is a possibility, provided that they are given funding and authority by the civilian leadership, to acquire six more units of the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) made jet fighter. "We are constantly evaluating the jet and so far, it's performance has been good. If we will be given additional funding and authority, we might acquire six more units," the AFP spokesperson stressed.

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2017, 06:48:17 AM »
The Iraqi order was the bottleneck, but that finally cleared with last deliveries earlier this month.There may also be an incentive tied to the Thai order to deliver early, but that's just a guess.

The line then goes idle. Idle lines don't stay open very long. No new clients have been announced. If the PAF wants 24-36 more, they need to start negotiations real soon. Since it took a G2G to deliver this 12, one wonders what kind of mid-level miracle will it take to get to a 24 plane order timely?

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Re: The FA-50PH production line
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2017, 08:34:56 PM »
AFP: Final batch of FA-50 fighter jets delivered by May
By: Frances G. Mangosing - @inquirerdotnetINQUIRER.net / 04:32 PM March 23, 2017

The Philippine Air Force will receive the final batch of FA-50 fighter jets from South Korea in May or four months earlier than the original date.

The fifth batch of trainer planes from the Korean Aerospace Industries will arrive in April while the sixth batch will be delivered in May, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla told reporters.

The Air Force earlier announced that the fourth batch will arrive next week.

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Re: The FA-50PH production line
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2017, 05:44:48 PM »
4TH BATCH OF FA-50PH JETS TO ARRIVE ON MARCH 29

https://www.facebook.com/piopaf/posts/1155459134583299

The PAF will hold an arrival ceremony of the fourth batch of FA-50PH jets on March 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base in Pampanga with the Vice Commander of the PAF, Major General Conrado V Parra Jr AFP, as Guest of Honor.

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.

The PAF’s acquisition of the 12 FA-50PH F/SA/LIFTA is under the AFP Modernization Program contracted with the Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI), Ltd. to beef up the country’s territorial defense capabilities. Moreover, the said acquisition signals the symbolic return of the PAF to its supersonic age after the PAF's F-5 Freedom Fighter jets were retired in 2005.

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.

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Re: The FA-50PH production line
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2017, 11:00:16 AM »
AIR FORCE NOW HAS 8 FA-50PH JETS

https://www.facebook.com/piopaf/posts/1157209884408224

The Philippine Air Force officially received the fourth batch of FA-50PH jets with tail number 007 and 008 on March 29, 2017, at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base in Pampanga with the Vice Commander of PAF, Major General Conrado V Parra Jr AFP, as Guest of Honor.

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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.

Photo by: Msg Bruna, Tsg Mohammad and Sgt Tombado PAF



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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2017, 10:15:01 AM »
The Iraqi order was the bottleneck, but that finally cleared with last deliveries earlier this month.There may also be an incentive tied to the Thai order to deliver early, but that's just a guess.

The line then goes idle. Idle lines don't stay open very long. No new clients have been announced. If the PAF wants 24-36 more, they need to start negotiations real soon. Since it took a G2G to deliver this 12, one wonders what kind of mid-level miracle will it take to get to a 24 plane order timely?

As far as I understand, Argentina is still considering the FA-50, but it's shaky as it uses US made engines and it's likely that the USA will block the sale on behalf of England.

http://www.defensa.com/especial-modernizacion-defensa-argentina/reflotando-fuerza-aerea-argentina