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Philippine Air Force grounds new Black Hawk helicopters following training loss

A newly delivered Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk multirole helicopter, operated by the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF’s) 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing, had been lost during...
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Japan set to boost Philippines’ HADR readiness

Japan is providing the Philippine Armed Forces (PAF) with lifesaving equipment adopted by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) under its official development assistance...
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Eyes in the Sky

Roaming UAVs ease airborne border and coastal surveillance. Enduring territorial disputes, illegal immigration, transnational crime, and domestic and international terrorism in Asia-Pacific continue to drive...
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Rising Dragons: China’s Fighter Development Comes of Age

China’s military aviation industry today much advanced from that which relied on exports, although top-line engine production still holds it back. The formation flight of...
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Modernising The Philippines Armed Forces

Andrew Drwiega - The second five year plan in the ambitious 15 year Philippine armed forces modernisation strategy is moving beyond counter-insurgency and onto ‘big-ticket’...
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Pakistan Air Force builds for the future

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), talks to IDEAS show daily correspondent Alan Warnes. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar...
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Keeping PAF Mirages flying

Operating a fleet of around 100 1960s-era Dassault Mirages III/Vs means the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is challenged to keep them airworthy. Fortunately, in 1978,...
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PAF’s Eagle-eyed view

Protecting Pakistan’s airspace, is the main role of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Under Project Vision, which commenced operations 19 years ago, the PAF...
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JF-17 Thunder is a hit in China

Twice this year the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has made a mammoth effort to fly its JF-17 Thunders to overseas air shows. The first...
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Looking After ‘The Old Man’

The Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) 130th Air Engineering Depot (AED) has recently completed the 50th Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) of a Lockheed Martin C-130B...

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