PH Air Force's attack helicopters from Jordan now at Clark

PH Air Force's attack helicopters from Jordan now at Clark

Finally the Philippine Air Force (PAF) much anticipated dreaded AH-1 “Cobra” attack helicopters is in home soil.

It was earlier reported that the two attack helicopters will be arriving in early 2020 principally because the PAF pilots needed more trainings being conducted by its Jordanian counterparts.

"Test pilots are needed to help fix the aircraft (if there are technical problems) while instructor pilots are needed to train additional pilots to man (the 'Cobra' attack helicopters)," said PAF Commander, Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez last month. 

(photo credit to MaxDefense)

The donation of the Cobra attack helicopters were finalized when president made a State visit in the Kingdom of Jordan.

Said helicopters are meant to beef up the Philippine Air Force capability since this is a new platform for them.

MaxDefense Philippines was the first to break the news when it uploaded a photo of one of the AH-1 “Cobra” attack helicopters in its social networking page that arrived via an Antonov an-124 Ruslan heavy strategic airlifter.

The “Cobra” attack helicopter

The AH-1 "Cobra" is a two-blade, single-engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter.

It was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. A member of the prolific Huey family, the AH-1 is also referred to as the "Huey Cobra" or "Snake".

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