12 F/A-50 for the Philippines Air Force

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    Philippines Nears $443 Million Deal for South Korea Fighter Jets

    By Daniel Ten Kate and Norman P. Aquino on January 30, 2013

    Philippines Nears $443 Million Deal for South Korea Fighter Jets - Businessweek

    The Philippines is close to reaching an 18 billion peso ($443 million) deal to purchase 12 fighter jets from South Korea as it moves to bolster its defenses amid tensions with China over disputed territory.

    Defense Assistant Secretary Patrick Velez today said the government intends to finalize a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (047810) by the end of February and two could be delivered in the next six months.

    The jets will be used for training , reconneisance and fending off enemy forces, Lacierda said. The Philippines may also seek bids for the supply of an unspecified number of naval warships by April, Velez said.

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    Manila Signals Resolve on Defence with News of Fighter Jet Deal

    Friday, 01 February, 2013, 12:00am
    Greg Torode

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/articl...ghter-jet-deal

    If last week's move by Manila to challenge Beijing's territorial claims at the United Nations highlighted its legal and diplomatic intent, this week's announcement that it is poised to buy a squadron of fighter jets from South Korea shows its determination to create a meaningful strategic deterrent.

    For years the Philippines' armed forces have been dismissed by military analysts as a joke, but the prospect of its first operational fighters in more than a decade is merely the latest in a string of recent acquisitions that are being closely watched in Beijing.Philippine defence officials confirmed yesterday that Manila would this month finalise a US$443 million contract to purchase 12 FA-50 light fighter jets from Korea Aerospace Industries of South Korea.

    Two planes could arrive within six months to be used for training - the first time in the best part of two decades since the Philippines had operable jet fighters, United States-made F-5s from the Vietnam war era. "They are not arming themselves to the teeth, but they are making up for years of atrophy," said Richard Bitzinger, a senior fellow at Singapore's S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. "They've been floundering around for years with possible purchases, but now they are getting some things done - it may not be a credible deterrent yet, but it is at least a start."
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    F/A-50 developed from S.Korea T-50 advanced jet trainer, i still think JF-17 fighters r much suitable for PAF.
    Only Manila provide the require to Pakistan, can get new fighters with low prices.
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    Philippine airforce
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    Well, nice try, they're finally seeking some real teeth,errrhhhh, not so sharp tho...good enough to make the Chinese decision makers to think about exactly one-more second before being pushed to push the button.:coffee: