[World] FA-50PHs Now Armed with Air-to-Ground Missiles

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FA-50PH with AGM-65 Maverick missile [Update]

Philippine Air Force’s FA-50PHs are now armed with AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground tactical missile (AGM) designed for close air support, this was highlighted by Pinoy Aviators Facebook page.

This was evidenced by FA-50PHs aircraft displayed during the 70th anniversary celebration of Air Force held today in Clark Air Base.

The said aircraft were also armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile and unguided Mark 82 low-drag general-purpose bomb.

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One of the celebration’s highlight was the presentation of certificate of complete delivery for 12 FA-50PH ‘Fighting Eagle’ Fighter/Surface Attack/Lead-in Fighter Trainer (F/SA/LIFT) aircraft.

Earlier today, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed that a Philippine C-130 military transport aircraft flew to Arizona, United States to pick up munitions for PAF aircraft.

The said C-130 left the country June 23 and was back July 1

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