They're now officially arrived in The Philippines and now they need to rest for a while before they used as Advanced Fighter-training Aircraft for the Philippine Air FORCE.
The Philippine Air Force chose 12 KAI TA-50 aircraft to fulfill its requirement for a light attack and lead-in fighter trainer aircraft. The Department of National Defense (DND) announced the selection of the type in August 2012. Funding for 12 aircraft was approved by Congress on September 2012, but by late January 2013, state media reported that the FA-50, not the TA-50 as previously reported, was selected for the 12-aircraft procurement.
In October 2013, the President Aquino said the DND was close to finalizing the FA-50 deal, and on 19 October 2013, President Aquino and President Park Geun-hye of South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with provisions for acquisitions. On 13 February 2014, President Aquino approved the payment scheme for purchasing 12 lead-in fighter trainers with P18.9 billion ($415.7 million) budgeted. On 28 March 2014, the Philippines' Department of National Defense signed a contract for 12 FA-50 light attack aircraft worth P18.9 billion (US$421.12 million).
Plans for 3 to 4 out of 12 units are to be fitted with capability for beyond visual range (BVR) intercept. In March 2015, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reported that the Philippines plans to order additional FA-50s; this is supported by the PAF flight plan 2028 which lists another 12 FA-50s planned for the future.Deliveries are planned to begin in December 2015 and end in 2017.
First they select T/A-50 LIFT but in the end they selected the most Modern & Sophisticated LIFT-SAA-MRF the F/A-50 Fighting EAGLE woo yeah!
No more All AIR no Force JOKES for the PAF/Philippine Air Forces!
Which Fighter is next? additional F/A-50's,KFX Fighter or JAS-39 Gripen? i hope it's a #Surprise!
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