MANILA, Aug. 13 — To ensure that all of its available aircraft are flyable and mission-worthy at all times, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced that it is allocating the sum of PHP8,340,000 for the procurement of a wheel assembly for one of its brand-new FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” jet aircraft.
Submission and opening of bids is on Aug. 22, 9 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
This was bared by PAF bids and awards committee chief Brig. Gen. Nicolas Parilla in a bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System website.
The FA-50PHs are currently being used by the military in the ground-support role in the ongoing effort to neutralize the remaining Maute Group terrorists in Marawi City.
Other aircraft helping in the ground-support role are the Rockwell OV-10 “Bronco”, SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 light attack planes and AgustaWestland AW-106 attack helicopters, to name a few.
The PAF operates 12 units of the Korea Aerospace Industries-made fighter jet. The entire order is worth PHP18.9 billion. PNA-northboundasia.com