Fighter Jets Dumating Galing Korea Eto Na Ang Kataposan Ng Maute Group - Daily Buzz PH

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fighter Jets Dumating Galing Korea Eto Na Ang Kataposan Ng Maute Group


The Philippine Air Force on Wednesday obtained another set of FA-50 lead-in fighter coach jets from South Korea, bringing the total of FA-50 jets to eight.

The jets with tail figures 007 and 008 arrived in Clark Air Base, acquired to bolster Philippines' territorial defense. The very first pair was sent in 2013, in the peak from the Philippines' maritime dispute with China.

Philippines has up to now purchased twelve FA-50s, the next two pairs expected to arrive within the subsequent few months.

The jets are the most sophisticated aircraft in the Philippine Air Force, with their arrival ushering the Philippines' return towards the supersonic age.

They were often showcased in occasions from the Armed Forces via high-speed passes overhead that was meant to impress the crowds.

However, they were removed in the highlight throughout the begin from the Duterte administration, after Duterte stated he found the jets to become a waste of money, and only great for parades.
They weren't flown even during the Air Force's personal anniversary in 2016, where it had been President Duterte's first time as visitor of honor.

The FA-50s, nevertheless, quickly found its use under the Duterte authorities, which has chosen to reshift the nation's focus from territorial defense back again to insurgency and inner safety.
The FA-50s have lately joined other air property in conducting airstrikes towards terror teams just like the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu, and the Maute Team in Lanao del Sur.

In recent months, the Air Power has announced a return of the high-speed passes. The FA-50s flew more than the Visayas and Mindanao.

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