alt
Posted : 2012-06-20 15:18
Updated : 2012-06-20 15:18

Philippines to buy TA-50 light attack aircraft from Korea: report

HANOI (Yonhap) -- The Philippine air force will purchase 12 TA-50 light attack aircraft from South Korea in a deal worth 25 billion pesos (about US$591.3 million), a local news report said Wednesday.

Each aircraft costs 1.25 billion pesos with the dozen fighter jets expected to be delivered by 2013, ABS-CBN news of the Philippines reported on its Web site, citing officials at the Philippine air force.

South Korea rolled out the armed version of its T-50 supersonic trainer jet early last year and has deployed the TA-50 in stages since then.

The TA-50 is designed as a full-fledged attack platform as it can carry precision-guided weapons such as AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and TGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles.

  • 1. Chinese bar could get fined for scantily-clad women
  • 2. Actress breaks down after surprise Blue Dragon win
  • 3. Bra advertisement too hot for TV
  • 4. US school accuses FTC of harassment
  • 5. Virtual NK-SK marriage TV show underscores unification
  • 6. Chinese boy tells Xi to lose weight (but not be as skinny as Obama)
  • 7. S. Korea bans pro-N. Korean minor party
  • 8. Texas plumber's truck ends up in extremist's hands
  • 9. Nut case eclipses `memogate'
  • 10. Seoul backs UN action on Pyongyang
Copy editors wanted
Experienced reporters wanted