Friday, October 18, 2013

PH to Buy 12 FA-50 Fighter Jets from S. Korea - Specs and Armaments

Philippines eyeing to purchase S.Korea's FA-50 Supersonic Fighter Jets

President Aquino and South Korean President Park Geun-hye witnessed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries on defense cooperation during PNOY visit to S.Korea last October 2013.

Philippine government would purchase 12 FA-50 fighter jets (P18.976B allotted budget) as part of Armed Forces Modernization Plan, an additional air assets to Philippine Air Force (PAF).

FA-50 is a variant of KAI T-50 Golden Eagle - a family of South Korean supersonic advanced trainers and multirole light fighters developed by KAI (Korea Aerospace Industries) with Lockheed Martin.

FA-50 is a multirole jet fighter that replaces F-5E/F, originally named A-50 - a prototype from a converted T-50.

S. Korea FA-50 Supersonic Fighter Jet Specs and Armaments

With purchase of 12 S. Korean FA-50's, I hope it will increase our air capability for military defense and offense in protecting our Philippine boundary.

Price: $30 Million (2012)

Dimensions: Length x Wingspan x Height - 43 x 31 x 16 feet

Top Speed: Mach 1.5

G Limit: -3/+8G

Cockpit: Wide Field of View HUD, Integrated Up Front Controls, Smart Color Multifunction Displays, Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS), Zero-Zero Ejection Seat, Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) and Digital Engine Instrument.

Avionics: Embedded GPS/INS, UHF/VHF Radio, Integrated IFF,Radar Altimeter, Integrated Mission Computer, Store Management System, Data Transfer and Recording System and Tactical Data Link System.

Propulsion: High Trust with Afterburner F404-GE-102 and Dual-Channel Digital Electronic Control

Flight Control System: Fly by Wire Digital flight, Active Stick technology, Triple Redundant Electrical System, On-Board Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS), RWR/CMOS, Electrical Emergency Power Unit and Digital Break by Wire.

Armaments: AIM-9 Missile, MK-82, AGM-65, Internal 20mm Gun, SUU-20 and JDAM/SFW

KAI FA-50 Specs and Armaments
KAI T-50 Golden Eagle Wikipedia

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