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LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 08:39 AM December 22, 2018

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1065336/list-philippine-air-force-defense-acquisitions-and-contracts-in-2019#ixzz5aNA7RBMW

MANILA, Philippines ó Former Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. on Friday detailed the list of the upcoming defense acquisitions and expected signed deals for the Philippine Air Force in 2019.

- 16 Black Hawks from the US

- six T-129 attack helicopters from Turkey

- three ground based air defense systems from Israel.

- 2 Cobra attack helicopters from Jordan

- 6 Super Tucano close air support aircraft from Brazil

- 2 fixed wing Command and Control aircraft

- 2 radar systems from Israel

- 13 Hermes unmanned aerial vehicles from Israel

- Phase 1 of the Integrated Command, Control, Communications and Cyber System will also be implemented which will connect the Presidential Situation Room, the AFP Command Center, Unified Command Operations Centers, the Air Force Command Center, the Air Force functional commands, the Wings and down to the Tactical Operations Groups.

- 2 C-130 cargo planes from the US

- 4 OV-10 attack aircraft from the US

- P721 million worth of engineering equipment for humanitarian assistance and disaster response and developmental work


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Re: LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 11:51:38 AM »
MRF not on the list?...but I do appreciate they put GBAD on priority.

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Re: LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 02:10:20 PM »
MRF not on the list?...but I do appreciate they put GBAD on priority.

The MRF project is nowhere near ready yet.

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Re: LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 05:53:56 PM »
Interesting that they'll be operating two types of dedicated attack helicopters. Any word on ATGMs?

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Re: LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 06:13:36 PM »
The two Cobras share the same dynamic components as our Huey IIs, and will arguably be available before the Turkish AHs arrive. So it still makes sense as a stop-gap measure.

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Re: LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 06:25:47 PM »
Yeah, I thought that was the preferred option by the PAF though, especially from a maintenance perspective. The T-129's larger, more modern, and has two engines, so not a bad choice either, probably was a lot cheaper than Apaches. Be interesting to see if they purchase any TOWs for the AH-1F, or more Spike-ERs for the T-129.

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Re: LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 06:33:29 PM »
Be interesting to see if they purchase any TOWs for the AH-1F, or more Spike-ERs for the T-129.

More Spike-ER for T129 would be a logical choice since it is already in our inventory.

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Re: LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 03:43:06 PM »
LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019

- three ground based air defense systems from Israel.


Is it confirmed to be SPYDER-MR (50km range)?....so it is probably 3 squadrons of GBADS, each consisting of one (1) mobile command and control unit (with MMR or ATAR?) and four (4) mobile firing units (SPYDER-MR - 8 missiles per firing unit?)
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Re: LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 11:47:37 PM »
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Philippines-to-buy-SPYDER-air-defense-missile-system-from-Israel-575825
December 30, 2018
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The purchase of the SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) will be purchased by Manila under the Revised AFP Modernization Program Horizon 2 phase by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) for its Ground-Based Air Defense System (GBADS) acquisition project.

According to the MaxDefense blog, the selection of the system has already been passed to the Department of National Defense (DND) for negotiation with Israelís Ministry of Defense International Defense Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.