Author Topic: Multi-role jet fighters acquisition program on track: Lorenzana  (Read 276 times)


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"We are pushing for the acquisition of multi-role fighter aircraft as it is (a) critical capability for the defense of our country's territorial airspace from any form of threat and enforcement of the Philippine Air Defense Identification Zone or ADIZ," Lorenzana said in his speech during the Sanay-Datu Air Defense Exercise held in Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga on Thursday.

He declined to give additional details on the progress of the MRF acquisition program.

The DND is looking to acquire at least 12 MRF units to beef up the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) air defense capabilities.

Lorenzana noted that MRFs are urgently needed by the PAF considering that the "situation in this part of the world is deteriorating.”

Having MRFs in the PAF inventory would also allow the Armed Forces of the Philippines to explore the "facets of airpower", he added.

The DND has yet to make public the MRFs it is eyeing to acquire for the PAF.