FA-50 fighter jets - updates

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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

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

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.

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

'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