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SAA-LIFT Munitions: AIM-9L Sidewinder
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:43:54 PM »
Administrator's note: See also AIM-9B: The PAF's first missile

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The SAA-LIFT Munitions acquisition project has been divided into multiple lots. Lot 1 was issued a Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) on August 8, 2017.

SARO-BMB-D-17-0012038 1,016,787,204.00 08/08/2017 - Department of
National Defense (DND)
- General Headquarters, AFP and AFP-Wide Service Support Units (AFPWSSUS)
- General Headquarters - Proper

Release of funds to cover Lot 1 of the Fighter/Surface Attack/Lead-In
Fighter Trainer (F/SA/LIFT) Aircraft Munitions Acquisition Project
under the Revised AFP Modernization Program.


It's worth noting that the value in the SARO above roughly corresponds to the value that PAO Chief Arsenio Andolong reported was spent for the AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles

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AFP modernization goes full throttle
ByPTV NewsPosted on December 29, 2017

https://www.ptvnews.ph/afp-modernization-goes-full-throttle/
 
MANILA — The modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is gaining momentum as contracts for new aircraft, weapons and platforms were signed while other items were delivered this year.

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Department of National Defense (DND) public affairs office chief Arsenio Andolong said . . . .

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Aside from the Super Tucanos, another welcome development for the PAF is the contract signing for the AIM-9 “Sidewinder” air-to-air missiles which will be used to arm the country’s 12 South Korean-made FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” jet which is currently being used as a fighter and attack aircraft.

Incidentally, the Mach 1.5 capable FA-50s were used in combat during the five-month battle to retake Marawi City from the clutches of the Maute Group terrorists.Aside from the Super Tucanos, another welcome development for the PAF is the contract signing for the AIM-9 “Sidewinder” air-to-air missiles which will be used to arm the country’s 12 South Korean-made FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” jet which is currently being used as a fighter and attack aircraft.

The South Korean-made aircraft was utilized as a ground-attack aircraft in said campaign which started May 23 and ended on October 23 this year.

“Notice to Proceed was issued to Diehl Raytheon of Germany last August 31. The (‘Sidewinder’ contract) is worth PHP1,016,734,088.” he added.

Andolong declined to give the specific number and delivery dates of the missiles for security reasons. But he said the “weapons are sufficient for all of the country’s FA-50s.”

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It is now safe to say the we can openly talk about Sidewinders being in the PAF inventory

A PAF DefensePH member sent the following to give context to the following report

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1376072535811923/




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