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PH requests US for F-16s (2011)
« on: January 31, 2017, 03:15:41 AM »
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US dangles F-16 fighters, attack helicopters to PH


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Inquirer.net -  December 10, 2011
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Mr. Aquino, a member of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) reserve force, made the remarks in his speech before officers and personnel during opening ceremonies for the PAF Invitational Shootfest and firing range blessing at Villamor Airbase on Saturday.

“We went to Bali, Indonesia, recently and as we were leaving for the Philippines, we saw at their airport three F-16s parked and they would be given two squadrons more by our American friends,” Mr. Aquino said in an impromptu speech.

“I said, this looks rather equitible. Two squadrons for them, one ship for us,” he added in jest.

The President said he would remind Obama of the strategic partnership between the Philippines and the United States.
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Re: PH requests US for F-16s (2011)
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 05:27:15 PM »
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Re: PH requests US for F-16s (2011)
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 05:29:19 PM »
USAF @ PH for exercises. More exposure for our own pilots


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Re: PH requests US for F-16s (2011)
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 02:16:12 PM »


Duterte to talk with Trump on arms purchase
Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am

DAVAO CITY  , Philippines  —  President Duterte plans to talk to US President Donald Trump about the possible purchase of military equipment for the military and the police.

The President reportedly still has to discuss with the military and the police what more they need in terms of weapons and armaments before taking the matter up with Trump.

The Palace earlier scoffed at the US threat of possible sanction over the purchase of Russian arms.

The President then rejected the US government’s recent offer to give weapons and defense equipment to the military.

The President said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have sent a letter to him offering US weapons and other defense equipment to the Philippines.

The letter from the three US officials even mentioned the F-16 fighter jets and attack helicopters that Duterte preferred.

Duterte, however, did not seem keen on the US offer, saying he found the letter “distasteful” as he brought up anew the criticism of the US government, then under president Barack Obama, of his crackdown on illegal drugs.

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Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/09/09/1849882/duterte-talk-trump-arms-purchase#QklyZjJUf8roXlvR.99

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Re: PH requests US for F-16s (2011)
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 02:17:31 PM »
Lockheed Martin’s PHL pitch: 4th-gen F-16, Black Hawks | businessmirror.com.ph - September 27, 2018
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American company Lockheed Martin offered its unrivaled fourth- generation F-16 fighter jets and Black Hawk helicopters from its subsidiary Sikorsky to fill the capability gap of the Air Force.

The defense manufacturer was among the exhibitors at the ongoing 3rd Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference (ADAS) at the World Trade Center in  Pasay City.

The Department of National Defense is currently looking for sources of attack helicopters for the Air Force after President Duterte scuttled the contract with Bell following the Canadian government’s pronouncement that it needs to review the contract between the firm and the Philippine government.

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Howard said air forces in 25 countries around the world employ the “most combat-proven in history” F-16 and orders from countries—including Slovakia, which sealed the contract for the delivery of 14 fighter jets two months ago—keep coming.

The F-16 shares almost the same platform as the FA-50, except that it is more capable and advanced in almost all aspects compared to its Korean copy. Other than the difference in systems, avionics and capabilities, it carries some of the features of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fifth-generation fighter jet.

On the other hand, Jacob Sifters, regional manager for business development of Sikorsky, said the Black Hawk should meet the requirement for attack, medical evacuation, humanitarian assistance, and search and rescue of the military.


Randy Howard, director of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Integrated Fighter Group, takes a break for an interview at the sidelines of the the ADAS 2018 at the World Trade Center. Image Credits: Nonie Reyes



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Re: PH requests US for F-16s (2011)
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 08:47:16 AM »
The latest installment of this long running discussion

PAF evaluating 2 aircraft types for multi-role fighter project
By Priam Nepomuceno  December 17, 2019

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1088915

MANILA -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is currently evaluating two aircraft for its multi-role fighter (MRF) project, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday night.

"One of the aircraft being evaluated is from Sweden (the Saab JAS 39 'Gripen) and the other is the American (General Dynamics) F-16 (V)," Lorenzana said when sought for updates on the MRF which is being eyed to beef up the country's air defense system.

He did not give additional details on the process.

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