PAF Huey II up for maintenance

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on PAF Huey II up for maintenance 

MANILA, Jan. 2 —- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is now looking for spare parts needed for the repairs and maintenance of one of its two Huey II combat utility helicopters.

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FA-50PHs equipped with close-in 20mm cannons

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on FA-50PHs equipped with close-in 20mm cannons 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA News Feature) — Despite lacking air-to-air missiles and other long-range weapons, the South Korean-made FA-50PH "Fighting Eagle" are not sting-less drones as portrayed by some reports.

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President Aquino to attend Air Force's 68th founding anniversary in Pampanga

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino to attend Air Force's 68th founding anniversary in Pampanga 

MANILA, June 30 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the celebration of the 68th founding anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) in Clark Air Base in Pampanga on Wednesday, an event that will also showcase the Air Force’s new assets.

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(Feature) PAF surveillance capability to get a 100% boost

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) PAF surveillance capability to get a 100% boost 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, June 23 (PNA) — The surveillance capability of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be getting a 100 percent boost once it commissions three more radar stations under its new Flight Plan.

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PAF 'Flight Plan 2028' reveals shift to external defense

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on PAF 'Flight Plan 2028' reveals shift to external defense 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, June 22 (PNA NewsFeature) — With military modernization in full swing, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has released its "Flight Plan 2028" which highlights its shift to external defense mode.

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C-295 to serve PAF a minimum of 20 years

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on C-295 to serve PAF a minimum of 20 years 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 31 (PNA News Feature) — Barring any mishaps, the brand-new Airbus Military C-295 medium transport aircraft, of which one was commissioned on March 30, can serve the Philippine Air Force (PAF) for a minimum of 20 years.

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Mohammad Ali Tambako’s arrival at Villamor Airbase

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mohammad Ali Tambako’s arrival at Villamor Airbase 

150316164615Mohammad Ali Tambako (in left photo), former Vice Chairman for Military Affairs of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and his four companions Datukan Sato Sabiwang, Ali Valley Ludisman, Mesharie Edio Gayak and Abusahma Badrudin Guaimil aka Hansela Omar, arrive at Villamor Airbase on board a PAF plane Monday afternoon for presentation to the media. They were arrested by combined elements of the AFP and PNP in a law enforcement operation in General Santos City Sunday. (Photos courtesy of AFP Public Affairs Office)
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'Huey' deal aboveboard – DND

March 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'Huey' deal aboveboard – DND 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 9 (PNA) — Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary for finance, munitions and materiel Fernando Manalo on Monday said that all its negotiations and dealings regarding the procurement of the refurbished 21 UH-1 "Huey" combat utility helicopters are all aboveboard and legal.

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Mactan Airport Terminal 2 construction to start in May

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mactan Airport Terminal 2 construction to start in May 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 17 — The GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) said they can start construction of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 (T2) by May if the contractor of the P800-million replication project of Philippine Air Force (PAF) facilities will make good its promise to turn over the site in three months.

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Investigation on helicopter crash underway

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Investigation on helicopter crash underway 

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan De Oro City, Feb. 5 — Investigators from the Philippine Air Force (PAF) arrived here Thursday to look into the cause of the helicopter crash on Wednesday.

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