PAF finally receives missiles for jet fighters

PAF finally receives missiles for jet fighters

Good news greeted the Philippine Air Force (PAF) before the week ends.
It was just reported that PAF has received all the air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles for the 12 FA-50PH Fighting Eagles.

According to popular defense page Maxdefense Philippines that it received confirmation regarding the delivery “of AIM-9L/I-1 Sidewinder short-range IR-guided air-to-air missile from Germany’s Diehl Raytheon Missile Systeme GmbH, as well as receiving full delivery of AGM-65G2 Maverick air-to-ground missiles from America’s Raytheon Missile Systems.”
Philippine Air Force's KAI FA-50PH Fighting Eagle
(photo credit to owner) 

The sidewinder missiles were acquired by the country as part of the Fighter/Surface Attack Aircraft/Lead-in Fighter Trainer Munitions Lot 1 - Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile Acquisition Project of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), which is a Horizon 1 phase Priority Project under the Revised AFP Modernization Program(RAFPMP).

The missiles are intended for the PAF’s fleet of South Korean made KAI FA-50PH Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft of the Air Defense Command.

The said missiles can also be used for the possible upcoming acquisition of Multi-Role Fighters (MRF) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the PAF.

The missiles were ordered last 2017 from Dielh Raytheon Missile Systeme GmbH and was slated to be delivered within 2 years, which was August 2019.

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