SND Lorenzana wants more attack planes for PH Air Force

SND Lorenzana wants more attack planes for PH Air Force


Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is just being realistic and optimistic at he same time.

In the acceptance and turn over and blessing ceremonies for the six brand new purchased A-29B Super Tucanos, he voiced aout his desire of another six more light attack planes for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

“I was discussing with the (PAF) commanding general a while ago, having six Super Tucanos is good but maybe another six more will be better,” he said.

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The defense secretary said this after thanking Brazilian manufacturer Embraer SA for the fast delivery of the aircraft.

“We hope that we will have other businesses with you in the future.”

Flown directly from Sao Paulo, Brazil making several fuelling stops.

The Tucanos were purchased under a P4.968 billion contract issued in 2017 that includes a two-month training for PAF pilots.

According to the DND, the Super Tucanos will be beneficial in counterinsurgency efforts with their electro-optical infrared and laser-firing technology.

These brand new assets of the PAF’s is under the 15th Strike Wing which will support and eventually replace the remaining OV-10 Bronco and SF-260 attack planes.

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