The Philippines Air Force has taken delivery of the third and final Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft from Airbus DS.
The aircraft was ferried from the final assembly line at Seville, Spain to Clark Air Base, Philippines, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
PAF took the delivery of its first C295 medium airlifter in March 2015. The second aircraft was received in October 2015. Philippines signed a $113 million contract with Airbus in 2014.
The C295 is categorized as medium lift aircraft equivalent to the Fokker F-27 aircraft being maintained by the PAF 220th Airlift Wing, the C295s have rear ramp door similar to that of the C-130s for easier access and loading/unloading of passengers and cargoes.
The US has earmarked $66 million in foreign military funding to Philippines for the construction of military facilities under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). “Let me point out that we have about $66 million in foreign military funding in process for the Philippines and we expect that there will be additional sources of funds for both carrying out EDCA to military construction funds and also to increases in what we call the maritime security initiative,” Philippine Ambassador Philip Goldberg was quoted as saying by
The Department of National Defense (DND) of Philippines has allotted P106.138 million (US$2
The Philippines Defense Department is expected to award military modernization projects to Elta System Ltd and Triton Communication Corp for the supply of air surveillance radars and drones respectively. Data obtained by The STAR showed that the military projects awaiting the issuance of notices of award are the air surveillance radars worth P2
Airbus has awarded CAE a C$200 million contract for a comprehensive C295W aircrew and maintenance training solution to support the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program. Over the next 11 years including the options to extend an additional 15 years would take the value to more than C$300 million, the company said in a statement Monday
The Philippine Department of Defense has signed a $116 million contract for the purchase of two Agustawestland AW 159 anti-submarine helicopters for the navy. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and AgustaWestland Limited Senior Vice President Stefano Bortoli on Tuesday inked the deal,
Philippines has acquired two additional C-130 Hercules planes from the US for $34 million (P1.6 billion) for its Air Force (PAF)
Airbus is looking at setting up assembly lines to manufacture military transport aircraft and helicopters under the ‘Make in India program. Airbus sourcing of equipment from India is likely to reach $2 billion (INR 13, 395 crore) by 2020
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