The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has taken the delivery of a new Airbus C-295 military transport aircraft from Spain, at a ceremony held at the Haribon Hangar of the Clark Air Base in Pampanga, on November 11.
In a statement on Tuesday, Lieutenant General Rozzano Briguez, PAF commanding general, said the C-295M aircraft will begin its operational mission by transporting troops, equipment, and relief goods in support of earthquake- affected victims in Mindanao.
The aircraft is the fourth C-295M purchased from Airbus Defense and Space as part of the Command and Control Fixed-Wing Turbo Prop Acquisition (C2FWTPA) project.
Manila signed an agreement worth PHP5.29bn ($118m) for 3 C-295 aircraft in February 2014. Deliveries of these planes was completed two years later, in February 2016.
“A Notice of Award has been issued last October 16 in favor of Airbus for the procurement of one (additional) unit of command-and-control fixed-wing turboprop aircraft for the PAF with a contract price of PHP1.8 billion (around $35 million),” Philippine News Agency reported in October 2018.
An Indian JV, Adani Elbit Advanced Systems may have landed its first export order being part of a $180 million multi-UAV export deal between Israeli Elbit Systems and the Government of Philippines. Elbit is close to signing a $180 million deal for supplying various types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Philippines army, Globes newspaper reported
Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc is awarded $47,930,791 contract for 34 ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles for the governments of Malaysia (12); Indonesia (8); Philippines (8); and Vietnam (6). In addition, this order provides for spare payloads, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools, training, technical services, and field service representatives
Two South Korean firms and government of Philippines will jointly manufacture defense products that includes bulletproof vests, helmets and magazines in Bataan province, north of Manila. A ceremony was organised Friday to mark the construction of factories for the production of defense hardware
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