Philippine Armed Forces Allocates USD 2.6 Million for FA-50PH Aircraft Spares

August 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) allocated PHP 126 million (USD 2.6 million) to acquire spare parts for the maintenance of Philippine Air Force (PAF) South Korean-made FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” light attack/lead-in fighter aircraft.

Twelve FA-50PH aircrafts were contracted with the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in 2014 worth PHP 18.9 billion (USD 389 million) which were delivered from 2015 to 2017. These jets with a  top speed of Mach 1.5 or one-and-a-half times the speed of sound and is capable of being fitted with air-to-air missiles, including the AIM-9 “Sidewinder” air-to-air and heat-seeking missiles, aside from light automatic cannons, are part of the AFP Modernization Program to enhance the country’s territorial defense capabilities.

This project as well as other tenders set out by the Philippines government can be found on the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (

(Sources: Philippine News Agency; Philippine Air Force)

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