Philippine Air Force
The Philippine Air Force is actively researching replacement options for its ageing fleet of SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainers, which entered operational service with the Asian air arm in 1989
The Philippine Air Force revealed on July 5 that it has shortlisted the Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 50/52 Fighting Falcon and Saab JAS 39C/D+ Gripen for its Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) procurement project, adding that it is in the process of choosing between the two
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.
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