Philippines

Philippine Army to receive UH-1J helicopters from Japan

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force has committed to transferring an unspecified number of Fuji Heavy Industries-made UH-1J Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Army in a bid to bolster the Army Aviation Regiment’s humanitarian assistance/disaster response capabilities

Japanese F-15s deploy to the Philippines

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force-operated Boeing F-15J Eagles along with 60 personnel have deployed to the Philippines to undertake exercises with the Philippine Air Force between November 27 and December 11

Philippine Army chief seeks Black Hawk acquisition

Lt Gen Romeo Brawner Jr – commander of the Philippine Army – has recently told reporters that he wants to acquire more Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters to strengthen the fleet

Dornier Technology donates Bo-105 helicopter to the Philippine Army

The Philippine Army has revealed that the donation of a single Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm Bo-105 light utility helicopter to its Army Aviation Regiment will further enhance the service’s ability to carry out humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions

X-Plane touches down in the Philippines

Airwil Sceneries has released RPSP - Bohol Panglao International Airport for X-Plane 11.

Philippines seeks replacement for S-211 jet trainer fleet

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

Gripen C/D and F-16V shortlisted in Philippine fighter procurement project

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

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 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