Philippine Air Force

Philippines signs contract for 32 more Black Hawks

Lockheed Martin's Polish subsidiary, PZL Mielec, signed a contract with the Philippine Department of National Defence on February 22 for the manufacture of 32 additional Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk multi-role helicopters. All 32 are scheduled for delivery by 2026.

Philippines to buy 32 more S-70i Black Hawks

A further 32 Polish-built Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters are to be purchased to supplement the Philippine Air Force (PAF) fleet

Multiple fatalities in Philippine C-130H crash

A Lockheed C-130H Hercules tactical transport belonging to the Philippine Air Force crashed while attempting to land at Jolo Airport on Jolo Island in the nation’s Sulu province on July 4, killing 47 people

US approves possible F-16 sale to Philippines

The US has approved the possible sale of F-16C/D Block 70/72 aircraft as well as range of anti-air and anti-surface missiles to the Philippines

US green lights F-16 sale to the Philippines

US State Department approval has been given for a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippine government of Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$2.43bn

Contract issued for Philippine Hercules refurbishment

Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility has been contracted to perform Excess Defense Article regeneration work on a number of Philippine Air Force C-130 Hercules tactical transports under the US Foreign Military Sales programme

More S-70is delivered to the Philippines

An additional five Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters have been delivered to the Philippine Air Force, after being rolled off the Polish production line

Philippine T129B ATAK helicopter order finalised

A long-expected Philippine order for six T129B ATAK helicopters has finally been concluded with Turkish Aerospace, with the first deliveries scheduled to take place before the end of this year

Philippine Air Force receives additional C-130H

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has welcomed an additional Lockheed C-130H Hercules to its fleet, after the tactical transport arrived at Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on January 29

Philippines receives first batch of S-70i Black Hawks

The first five of 16 Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk utility helicopters were handed over to the Philippine Air Force at Clark Air Base near Angeles City, Luzon Island, on November 9