Skip to comments.Philippines to buy TA-50 light attack aircraft from Korea: report
Posted on 06/22/2012 5:22:18 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Philippines to buy TA-50 light attack aircraft from Korea: report
HANOI (Yonhap) -- The Philippine air force will purchase 12 TA-50 light attack aircraft from South Korea in a deal worth 25 billion pesos (about US$591.3 million), a local news report said Wednesday.
Each aircraft costs 1.25 billion pesos with the dozen fighter jets expected to be delivered by 2013, ABS-CBN news of the Philippines reported on its Web site, citing officials at the Philippine air force.
South Korea rolled out the armed version of its T-50 supersonic trainer jet early last year and has deployed the TA-50 in stages since then.
The TA-50 is designed as a full-fledged attack platform as it can carry precision-guided weapons such as AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and TGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles.
Poor Man’s F-16????
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Thanks for the link. I had not heard this but it is badly needed. The Philippine AF has zip for attack aircraft. With China flexing it’s muscles in the South China Seas, the Philippines needs to have this capability.
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