Philippines selects Super Tucano

Embraer has revealed that the Philippines has become the second Asia-Pacific nation after Indonesia to order its A-29 Super Tucano. Six aircraft will be delivered to the Philippines Air Force (PAF) in 2019, according to the November 30 announcement. The purchase is part of the Flight Plan 2028 programme that seeks to overhaul the PAF’s capabilities. The PAF already flies 12 KAI FA-50PH advanced trainers-ground attack aircraft and the FP 2028 programme calls for attack helicopters, too. Manilla suffers from an Islamic State-supported insurgency in the south of the country.