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Manokski

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #30 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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« Reply #31 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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« Reply #33 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 #34 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: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #35 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

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2017, 12:31:33 AM »
PHL gets 2 more FA-50 fighter jets from Korea; last 2 to arrive before July
Published April 26, 2017 3:04pm

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Wednesday received two more FA-50 fighter jets in Clark Air Base, Pampanga from a South Korean manufacturer.

At a news conference, PAF spokesperson Col. Antonio Francisco said the aircraft, with tail number 009 and 010, touched down in Clark around 11:20 a.m. and was welcomed by 1st Air Division commander Maj. Gen. Enrique Reyes.

Francisco said Air Logistics Command chief Maj. Gen. Arnold Mancita and the air base's council of elder commanders also welcomed the fighter jets.

The delivery of the jets brings the total number of FA-50s in the Armed Forces' inventory to 10 following last month's arrival of two FA-50s.

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Francisco said the military hopes the two remaining fighters jets, with tail number 011 and 012, would be delivered in time for the PAF's founding anniversary in July.

"We are expecting that hopefully by next month, pero hindi pa natin alam yung delivery schedule, exact date, pero within the year... hinahabol natin before the anniversary ng Air Force," he said.

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2017, 06:09:25 AM »
South Korea's KAI completes deliveries of FA-50PH aircraft to Philippines | IHS Jane's 360 - 01 June 2017
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The PAF said in a statement on its Facebook page that the final two FA-50PHs arrived at Clark Air Base north of Manila on 31 May. They were formally accepted in a ceremony presided over by Major General Arnold Mancita, the commander of Air Logistics Command.

The PAF's acquisition of the 12 FA-50PHs is part of a programme to enhance the southeast Asian country's defence capabilities.

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2017, 03:04:22 AM »
Is it true that Du30 plans to add another 12 FA50's for have a total of 24 FA50..


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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2017, 04:41:37 AM »
Is it true that Du30 plans to add another 12 FA50's for have a total of 24 FA50..

He just said "jets". Something like, when I finish my term, there will be 24 jets that i will leave to you, etc.

He also added that we may get them from two countries, which he said he will not mention. He also added that does not want second hand ships, he wants brand new.

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2017, 08:05:47 PM »
sana Gripen na lang... wishful thinking...  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Surface Attack Aicraft / Lead-In Fighter Trainer Acquisition Project
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2017, 08:29:12 AM »
KAI completes delivery of FA-50PH fighter jets to Philippine Air Force | Air Recognition - 05 July 2017
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Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), the country's sole aircraft manufacturer, said Tuesday it has completed the delivery of light attack aircraft to the Philippines. The aerospace company said it delivered the 12 FA-50PH light attack aircraft three months earlier than scheduled and expressed hope the Southeast Asian country will place an additional order for the same jets down the road.

At an event held in the Philippines to celebrate the deployment of the attack aircraft to its air force Tuesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his government will consider purchasing another 12 FA-50PH aircraft during his six-year term that began June 30 last year.


PAF's 12th and last FA-50PH light attack aircraft landing at Clark Airbase (Credit: Philippine Air Force)