PH eyes South Korean jets as PAF’s next generation fighter planes

MANILA – As the Philippines is now making headway in its efforts to modernize its Armed Forces, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin said that fighter jets manufactured by South Korea is one of the interceptor aircraft being evaluated as the possible replacement for the Northrop F-5 “Tiger.”

The “Tiger” was retired in September 2005 due to airframe aging and lack of spare parts.

“We’re looking at several countries (to supply our fighter aircraft needs) and number one is South Korea’s TA-50 ‘Golden Eagle’ jet aircraft,” he added.  Continue: (Source)

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