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Re: Retitled: Close Air Support Aircraft Acquisition Project
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2020, 03:27:15 PM »
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/philippine-air-force-receives-first-four-of-six-super-tucano-aircraft

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21 September 2020
Philippine Air Force receives first four of six Super Tucano aircraft

The A-29s, which will be part of the PAF’s 15th Strike Wing and will supplement Boeing (Rockwell) OV-10 Bronco ground-attack aircraft, were initially scheduled to be delivered by the end of February but this was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The aircraft are expected to be employed in a number of roles, including close air support, light attack, surveillance and reconnaissance, air-to-air interception, and counter-insurgency.


One of the four A-29 Super Tucano aircraft that arrived at Clark Air Base in the Philippines on 19 September. Two more A-29s are expected to arrive in the country in the coming days. (Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs)


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Re: Retitled: Close Air Support Aircraft Acquisition Project
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2020, 12:57:52 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/inquirerdotnet/posts/10160349009024453

Six new turboprop warplanes adorned with vintage World War II-era snarling shark face nose artwork will soon be providing close air support for the military’s counterinsurgency missions.