The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has grounded its W-3A “Sokol” fleet following the crash-landing of the same helicopter in Puerto Princesa, Palawan last week, PAF spokesperson Col. Antonio Francisco said in an interview Tuesday.
The Air Force initially has eight W-3A units in its fleet but it was reduced following the mishap in Marawi, Lanao Del Sur in 2014, and the accident in Puerto Princesa, Palawan last Nov. 8. Four ranking police officials were hurt in the accident.
Francisco added that the accident investigation team has yet to release the results of the mishap.
Despite the grounding of the “Sokol” helicopters, the PAF spokesperson said they still have adequate assets for their missions as they still have the UH-1Hs and Sikorsky helicopters in service.
I was able to attend the 2018 Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Manila recently, and every time the event is held (every two years) it always seem to get bigger and … [Read More...]
MANILA -- The US government reiterated its offer to supply the Philippines with the Lockheed Martin F-16. The offer took place during Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin … [Read More...]
The kit incorporates, among other systems, an electro-optical imager and a variant of ELTA Systems' EL/M-2022 synthetic aperture radar The 300th Air Intelligence and Security Wing (AISW) of the … [Read More...]
Here in the Philippines, there are lots of events that can – and do – have an effect on the economy. From the recent debates over the local labour market to natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, … [Read More...]
The Philippines will hold joint military exercises with China during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-China military exercise to be held in Zhanjiang, China on October 22 to 29, the … [Read More...]
The National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan has received its first Y8F200W military transport aircraft from China. According to Kazakhstan’s source, the National Guard has received into … [Read More...]