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2 more FA-50PH jet fighters for Philippine Air Force to arrive Wednesday-- Siena Luchansky

2 more FA-50PH jet fighters to arrive Wednesday

MANILA, March 28 (PNA) --- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will formally welcome two more South Korean-made FA-50PH "Fighting Eagle" jet fighters who are scheduled to land in Clark Airbase, Angeles City, Pampanga on Wednesday.
Siena Luchansky
PTPA Siena Luchansky
These planes, with tail numbers 007 and 008, will be welcomed by PAF vice commander Major Gen. Conrado Parra upon landing.

Arrival of the two aircraft is expected at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The first two FA-50PH units were delivered last Nov. 28, 2015 while the second batch was handed over last Dec. 8.

While the third batch was turned over to the PAF last Feb. 22.

The PAF's 12-plane order from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is worth Php 18.9 billion.

The FA-50PHs has a top speed of Mach 1.5 or one and a half times the speed of sound and is capable of being fitted air-to-air missiles, including the AIM-9 "Sidewinder" air-to-air and heat-seeking missiles aside from light automatic cannons. (PNA)
PRIAM F. NEPOMUCENO

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