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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Philippines plans to beef up attack helicopters fleet under "Flight Plan 2028" program

The Philippine Air Force will be acquiring more attack helicopters to beef up its fleet as part of a long-term upgrade program, a PAF official said Tuesday, August 2nd. "The attack helicopter project is a continuing program up until we are able to close the capability gap. It's laid out in the PAF Flight Plan 2028 and very much in line with the president's thrust," Air Force spokesperson Col. Araus Robert Musico said in a message to the PNA. 
Eight Bell-412EPs and two AW-109E helicopters presented to the Department of National Defense, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the media in Aug. 2015 at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City
(Credit: PAF)
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