Air Force Now Has 8 FA-50PH Jets

31 March 2017

The Philippine Air Force officially received the fourth batch of FA-50PH jets with tail number 007 and 008 on March 29, 2017, at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base in Pampanga with the Vice Commander of PAF, Major General Conrado V Parra Jr AFP, as Guest of Honor.

The FA-50 is a multi role fighter variant of KAI's T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced jet trainer. It is capable of carrying short range air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles with countermeasures such as chaffs and infrared flares.

With the arrival of the fourth batch of FA-50PH jets, the PAF now has eight jets in its inventory while the delivery of the rest of the jets will be completed within 2017.

Photo by: Msg Bruna, Tsg Mohammad and Sgt Tombado PAF