FA-50 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on FA-50


PH Air Force now has 10 fighter jets

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The 9th and 10th FA 50 lead in fighter trainers from South Korea arrive in Pampanga

PH Air Force to complete acquisition of 12 FA-50 fighter jets in May

Apr 08, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Four more FA 50s will arrive in April and May according to military spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla

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Mar 29, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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PH Air Force now has 8 FA-50 fighter jets

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Four more FA 50s are expected to arrive in the next months

4TH BATCH. The Philippine Air Force formally receive 2 more FA-50 lead in fighter trainers it acquired from South Korea. DPC Photo

WATCH: Philippine Air Force now has 6 fighter jets

Feb 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Two brand new FA 50 jets of the Philippine Air Force arrive on Wednesday February 22

PH Air Force to welcome 2 more fighter jets

Feb 21, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The squadron of 12 brand new fighter jets will be completed within the year according to Air Force spokesman Colonel Antonio Francisco

BEEFING UP THE AIR FORCE. Half of the squadron of 12 fighter jets acquired by the previous Aquino administration have arrived. File photo

PH military deploys new fighter jets vs local terrorists

Jan 29, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The South Korean FA 50s were among those deployed to drop bombs in Butig Lanao Del Sur They are believed to have killed over a dozen terrorists and seriously wounded Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon

File photo of FA-50s acquired from South Korea

PH Air Force gets 2 more fighter jets

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:04 PM

The fighter jets are given a water cannon salute at the Clark Airbase in Pampanga

NOW THERE ARE FOUR. Korea Aerospace Industries has delivered 4 of the 12 fighter jets acquired by the Philippine Air Force. PAF photo

FACT CHECK: FA-50s criticized by Duterte are from S. Korea, not US

Sep 09, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A quick check shows the two FA 50s cited by the President were acquired under the previous administration as part of the military modernization program in the face of China s threat in the disputed South China Sea

BOUGHT FROM KOREA. The FA-50 fighter jets President Rodrigo Duterte referenced in his speech on September 9, 2016, were bought not from the US, but from South Korea. Photo from the Philippine Air Force

IN PHOTOS: Aquino leads turnover of brand-new fighter jets

Dec 06, 2015 - 8:57 PM

The assets are assigned to the Air Defense Wing the unit of the Philippine Air Force responsible for territorial defense

CEREMONIAL POURING OF THE CHAMPAGNE. President Benigno Aquino III leads the turn over and blessing ceremonies for the newly arrived FA-50 fighter jets. All photos by the Philippine Air Force.

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Nov 30, 2015 - 12:59 PM

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PH air force returns to supersonic age: Fighter jets arrive in Clark

Nov 28, 2015 - 11:36 AM

The fighter jets arrive a decade after the Philippine Air Force retired the last of its US designed fighters in 2005

FIGHTER JETS. Two FA-50PH aircraft arrive at the Air Force City base in Clark, Pampanga, on November 28, 2015. Photo by Edwardo Solo/Rappler

Manila to base jets, frigates near China-claimed waters

Jul 20, 2015 - 9:44 PM

The military leases part of Subic Bay for 15 years and plans to use it as a base for new equipment that will be bought over the next few years as part of a modernization program

SUBIC PORT. The Port of Subic is one of the top performing ports in the Philippines in terms of revenue collections. A former US Navy Base the port is being groomed as an alternative port to the congested Manila harbor. Photo couresy of US Navy

The shopping list: Status of PH military's modernization

Dec 23, 2014 - 12:36 PM

2015 is the year of the Philippine Air Force Fighter jets for the West Philippine Sea defense and more air assets are to be delivered

INSPECTION. President Benigno S. Aquino III tours the F-50 on Friday, December 12, 2014, before leaving Korea, at the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

State of PH Navy modernization: ‘Golden days will return’

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:52 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says his administration has released more than P40 billion to modernize the military the bulk of which goes to the Navy

PH Navy to get ship, rubber boats from South Korea

Jun 04, 2014 - 1:56 PM

The donations mark the growing defense partnership between Manila and Seoul

LANDING CRAFT UTILITY (LCU): Photo shows BRP Tagbanua (AT296), one of 2 LCUs in the inventory of the Philippine Navy. Malacañang photo

PH Navy asking for 3rd warship from US

Apr 16, 2014 - 5:33 PM

As far as we are now looking at it there will be a positive action for getting a 3rd Del Pilar frigate says Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano

MOST CAPABLE: Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH Air Force a joke no more, gets fighter jets

Mar 28, 2014 - 6:40 PM

Our Air Force can forget the lingering naughty joke that it s all air without force says Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin

SIGNED: A model of the FA-50 of the Korean AeroSpace Industries Ltd

'Major issues' with South Korea delay PH fighter jets

Dec 02, 2013 - 4:25 PM

The Philippines and South Korea disagree on payment terms and timetable for the delivery of spare parts

MADE IN SOUTH KOREA. T-50 is South Korea's first indigenous supersonic aircraft and one of the world's few supersonic trainers. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Haiyan exposes military’s vulnerabilities

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:25 AM

On the ground while local government officials are supposed to be the first responders in many cases and in reality it is the military that fills in the gaps

PH to buy 12 South Korean fighter jets

Jan 30, 2013 - 7:13 PM

The FA 50s will be the first fighter jets to be operated by the Philippine air force since it retired the last of its US designed F 5 fighters in 2005

MADE IN SOUTH KOREA. T-50 is South Korea's first indigenous supersonic aircraft and one of the world's few supersonic trainers. Photo from Wikimedia Commons