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Lufthansa Technik expansion brings PH closer to becoming regional aerospace hub – DTI

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The $40-million expansion project of Lufthansa Technik Philippines in Villamor Air Base is expected to create 300 new jobs

PH set to acquire Pohang-class corvette from South Korea

Apr 27, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Philippines will pay a token fee of 100 and shoulder the cost of refurbishing the decommissioned ship

DECOMMISSIONED WARSHIP. The Department of National Defense has written to South Korea to express intent to acquire one of the decommissioned ships of its navy. Photo from Wikicommons

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

Manufacturer of crashed jet in Indonesia to join probe

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:12 AM

The crash of a T 50 Golden Eagle fighter jet during an air show in central Java marked the 3rd crash involving the South Korea developed supersonic training aircraft

SMOKE FROM CRASH. A plane was seen spiraling to the ground, followed by a dark plume of smoke. Photo from Rappler

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.

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

Aquino confirms all 12 FA-50 fighter jets in by 2017

Dec 13, 2014 - 9:27 PM

What the Philippines has at present are very ancient planes like the Nomad which can do 8 9 hour round trips Aquino tells reporters in Busan South Korea

CATCHING UP. The Philippines will have 12 FA-50 fighter jets in 2017. Image from wikipedia

France to invest in PH aerospace industry

Nov 10, 2014 - 3:50 PM

The EU country is also keen on exploring more opportunities in infrastructure with several French firms already involved in PPP projects in the Philippines

PH completes negotiations for 12 fighter jets

Feb 21, 2014 - 5:34 PM

It is one of 2 big ticket items in the P85 billion revised Armed Forces Modernization Program

COMPLETED NEGOTIATIONS: FA-50 of the Korean AeroSpace Industries Ltd. Photo from KAI website

'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