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Philippine Air Force Modernization Projects

The MaxDefense's AFP Modernization Program Project Database was inspired by Defense Industry Daily's format, of creating a library of AFP Modernization Program projects as a resource that will be updated occasionally as corresponding new information becomes available.

This would take some time to build up as we are doing this from scratch, and only during free time.

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2013-2028 Revised AFP Modernization Program under RA 10349:

Horizon 2:

1. Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft:
- Pre-procurement selection phase completed, awaiting final approval by Malacanang. To be acquired through G2G process.

2. Multi-Role Fighter Munitions System:
- Pre-procurement phase ongoing.

3. Air Surveillance Radar System:
- Pre-procurement selection phase ongoing. To be acquired through G2G process.

4. Ground Based Air Defense System (GBADS):

    4a. Rafael SPYDER-MR Air Defense System
      - Awarded and contracted, for delivery by 2021-2022.

5. Combat Utility Helicopter:
    5a. Sikorsky-PZL Mielec S-70i Black Hawk Combat Utility Helicopter
      - Awarded and contracted, awaiting delivery starting 2020.

6. Attack Helicopter:
- Pre-procurement selection phase ongoing. To be acquired through G2G process.    

7. Commnd and Control Fixed Wing Aircraft (Jet and Turboprop)
    7a. EADS-CASA C-295 Command and Control Aircraft

      - Delivered 14 October 2019, formally accepted and commissioned with PAF on 12 November 2019. Project Completed.
    7b. Gulfsteam G280 Command and Control Aircraft
       - Awarded to Gulfstream Aerospace through US FMS Program, for delivery by 2021.

8. Unmanned Aerial Systems (Level 3):
    8a. Elbit Hermes 450 MALE UAS
      - Delivery ongoing, for complete delivery by 4th quarter 2019.
    8b. Elbit Hermes 900 MALE UAS
      - Delivery ongoing, for complete delivery by 2021.

9. Bell 412 Directional Infrared Counter Measures 

10. FA-50 Alternate Mission Equipment

11. Medium Lift Aircraft:
- Pre-procurement phase ongoing, to be acquired through G2G process.

12. C-130H with Avionics Upgrade and ILS
- For delivery starting 2020.

13. Trainer Aircraft
- Selection evaluation ongoing.

14. PAF Aviation Engineering Equipment
- pre-procurement, procurement, and post-procurement process ongoing as lots are being processed individually and separately from each other.

      15a. Lot 1: Joint AFP Collaboration Management System
        - Awarded and contracted, for delivery.
      15b. Lot 2: Ground to Air Radio Communications System
        - Awarded and contracted, for delivery.
      15d. Lot 4: UHF-FM Radio Communications System
        - Awarded and contracted, for delivery.

16. Basing Support System (Phases 2, 3, 4) @ Pag-asa Island

17. Light Armor Systems Upgrade (LARSU) (PN-PAF Joint Project)

- Awarded to Larsen & Toubro, for delivery by 2020.

Special Projects within Horizon 2:

1. Transfer of 2 Bell AH-1S Cobra Attack Helicopters from Kingdom of Jordan:
     - Delivered 26 November 2019, awaiting formal commissioning.

2. Transfer of OV-10A/G Bronco Attack Aircraft from US:

3. Rocket, 2.75" Guided Advance Tactical Rocket (GATR) Guidance System (Phase 1):
     - Delivery completed as of October 2019. 

Horizon 1:

1. Air Surveillance Radar (Phase 1) - IAI Elta ELM-2288ER AD-STAR Extended Range Air Defense Radar System

2. Close Air Support Aircraft - Embraer A-29B Super Tucano

3. Combat Utility Helicopter - Bell 412EP

4. Fighter/Surface Attack/Lead-in Fighter Trainer - Korea Aerospace Industries FA-50PH Fighting Eagle

5. Long Range Patrol Aircraft:

6. F/SAA/LIFT Basing Support System:

7. Air Defense Radar Basing Support System:

8. Long Range Patrol Aircraft Basing Support System:

9. F/SAA/LIFT Munitions:
    9a. Lot 1: Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles - Raytheon-Diehl Defense AIM-9L/I-1 IR missile
         - awarded to Raytheon-Diehl Defense in 2017. Delivery ongoing.

    9b. Lot 2: Air-to-Surface Missiles - Raytheon AGM-65G Maverick missile
         - awarded to Raytheon in 2017. First batch delivered, delivery of succeeding batches ongoing.
    9c. Lot 3: Chaffs and Flares

    9d. Lot 4: 20mm Ammunition:

10. Full Motion Flight Simulator:

11. C-130 Hercules - C-130T Hercules heavy tactical transport aircraft

2nd List of Horizon 1

1. FA-50 Flight Simulator with ILS:

2. FA-50 Communications Security Requirements:

3. Full Motion Flight Simulator Support Facility:

Special Projects within Horizon 1:

1. FA-50 Capability Upgrade: 

1995-2010 AFP Modernization Program under RA 7898:

1. VHF/UHF Repeater:

2. Military Lensatic Compass:

3. Aerial Surveillance Camera:

4. UH-1H Commercial Acquisition:

5. Fokker F-27-500 Aircraft Acquisition:

6. UH-1H (EDA) Support Acquisition/Upgrade:

7. Basic Trainer Aircraft - Alenia Aermacchi SF-260FH

8. Combat Utility Helicopter - PZL Swidnik W-3A Sokol

9. OV-10 SLEP Upgrade:

10. MD-520MG Upgrade:

11. Enhancement of REI/PMEI

12. Basing Support System (Phase 2):

13. Search and Rescue Basing (Palawan and Sanga-Sanga):

14. Basing and Hangarage Support Development:

15. Attack Helicopter - AgustaWestland AW109E Power

16. Refurbished UH-1 Helicopter - Bell-Dornier UH-1D Huey

17. Medium Lift Fixed-Wing Aircraft - Airbus-CASA C295M

18. Light-Lift Fixed-Wing Aircraft - PTDI NC-212i

19. Medium Lift Aircraft Integrated Logistics Support:

20. Search and Rescue Seaplane - CANCELLED

21. Multi-Purpose VVIP/Presidential Helicopters - CANCELLED


  1. Ac130 gunship nalang i- aquire ng PAF. USA is retiring their ah130 soon baka Tutal wala naman nangyari sa ATAK helicopters.

  2. Good day Sir;
    Ano na po ba ang update about mrf for PAF?


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