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Air Force Fighters, Other Planes On Target Purchase List

June 21 2012


The Philippine air force says it will procure 12 fighter jets and six other fixed-wing aircraft by next year, reports the Philippine Star.

The fighters will be acquired from a supplier in Italy, Russia, South Korea or Russia, said Patrick Velez, an assistant defense secretary.

Each fighter is expected to cost about US$28 million, he said. The type of aircraft to be acquired was not disclosed.

The six fixed-wing aircraft will replace the aging OV-10 Bronco aircraft currently...

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