PH Air Force's TWG choose American helicopter’ for attack helicopter project after re-evaluation

PH Air Force's TWG choose American helicopter’ for attack helicopter project after re-evaluation

The long delayed acquisition for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) attack helicopter just made a side turn for the better.
According to MaxDefense Philippines the PAF Technical Working Group (TWG) has reportedly abandoned the Turkish made TAI T129B ATAK attack helicopter and has selected a new platform, which is an American made and tested attack helicopters after reevaluation.

According to MaxDefense Philippines it “got confirmation that the Philippine Air Force’s Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Attack Helicopter Acquisition Project has finally dropped the TAI T129B ATAK attack helicopter as its choice.”
AH-1Z Viper, AH-64E Apache
(photo credit to owner)

“This is due to Turkey’s failure to confirm their ability to import engines and avionics from the US and UK to allow manufacture and support of the helicopters,” MaxDefense added.
“The PAF TWG has selected an American helicopter to replace it after a re-evaluation was made. Take note that there are 3 American helicopter models that are being offered to the PAF. But we’ll not disclose yet the selected model,” MaxDefense said.

There are three American attack helicopters being offered to the Philippine Air Force, the AH-1Z Viper, AH-64E Apache, and the armed variant of the S-70i Black Hawk.
The Black Hawks are made in Poland, but it is built under the strict compliance under Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company.

See also:

First batch of the 16 S-70i Black Hawks to be delivered to PH before the year ends 

Fully armed S-70i Black Hawk are being offered to the Philippine Air Force

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