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Philippine Air Force (PAF) Equipment

Philippine Air Force

Modernization

Aircraft Source Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands 31.5 31.5 32.5 ~32 ~32 31 - - - -
Active 15.5 15.5 16.5 ~16 ~16 15 -- -- -- --
Reserve 16 16 16 16 16 16 -- -- -- --
Attack / COIN 8 23 21 15 15 12 12 12 12 12
OV-10A/C Bronco US / THAI -- 23 21 15 15 12 12 12 12 12
T-28D Trojan US 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fighter 9 7 6 11 - - 12? 12? 12? 12?
4th Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. 12 12 12 12
TA-50 Golden Eagle ROK -- -- -- -- -- -- 12 12 12 12
3rd Generation 9 7 6 11 .. .. .. .. .. ..
F-5A / F-5BF-5B1 Freedom Fighter US / ROK 9 7 6 11 -- -- -- -- -- --
Recon / EW 6 6 4 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
RT-33A Shooting Star US 6 6 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Transport .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Medium 8 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
C-130B / H / L-100-202 Hercules US 8 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Light 36 35 34 11 5 6 6 6 6 6
F-27 / F-27M Friendship NE 10 10 9 2 2 3 3 3 3 3
Rockwell 690A Turbo Commander US -- -- -- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
HU-16B Albatross US 4 4 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
C-47 Dakota Dakota US 3 5 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
N-22B / SL Nomad AUS 9 14 14 8 2 2 2 2 2 2
BN-2 Islander UK 10 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Passenger 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
F-28 DE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Training / Light 77 72 70 54 54 40 40 40 40 40
Jet - Advanced .. 13 15 10 15 12 12 12 12 12
AS-2113 IT -- 13 15 10 15 12 12 12 12 12
Jet - Intermediate 5 6 4 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
T-33A Shooting Star US 5 6 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Piston 72 53 51 44 49 28 28 28 28 28
SF-260MP / TP / WP3 IT 23 16 15 28 30 18 18 18 18 18
Cessna 310 US 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cessna 210 Centurion US 2 2 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
U-17A / B / Cessna 180 Skywagon US 21 19 19 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
T-41D / R172 Mescalero / Hawk XP US 20 10 14 14 17 10 10 10 10 10
DHC-2 Beaver US 5 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Helicopter

GTOW 118 135 130 93+ 93 84 81 81 81 81
Attack / COIN 16 49 49 38 32 28 25 25 25 25
MD 520MG4 Defender US -- 33 33 33 27 25 25 25 25 25
AUH-765 Spirit US 16 16 16 5 5 3 -- -- -- --
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton 4 4 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sikorsky S-70A-5 Blackhawk US 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
SA-330L Puma FR 2 2 2 1 1 -- -- -- -- --
Transport - Light 5-ton 88 72 67 53+ 59 47 47 47 47 47
Bell 412EP / SP / AB-412SP Twin Huey / Griffon US -- -- -- 6+ 12 5 5 5 5 5
Bell 212 Twin Huey US 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Huey II US -- -- -- -- 2 2 2 2 2 2
UH-1H / Bell 2054 Iroquois US / SG 87 70 65 47 45 40 40 40 40 40
Light / Utility 10 10 10 .. .. 8 8 8 8 8
WZ-3 Sokol IT / POL -- -- -- -- -- 8 8 8 8 8
BO-105C6 DE 10 10 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
UAV -- -- -- -- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Blue Horizon II ISR -- -- -- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Notes

    1 - The Philippine Air Force's F-5 fleet was grounded in 2002 and finally retired in October 2005. The number in the IISS Military Balance for the 2005-2006 period likely indicates total airframes on hand. The F-5 airframes were subsequently sold and/or had weapons and other equipment stripped.

    2 - Number indicated total airframes on hand. The IISS Military Balance noted that as of 2004-2005 there were another 6 C-130B airframes and one L-100-20 airframe in storage. The SIPRI Trade Register for the Philippines reported only a total of 11 C-130/L-100 types delivered by 2001. As of 2006, it was reliably reported that only 1 remained active. IISS Military Balance also claimed 4 C-130K in service as of 2005-2006, but highly reliable sources report that as of 2009 only a single C-130 [variant unspecified] was in service. The SIPRI Trade Register indicates the delivery by a US company of another C-130H, originally of the Tunisian Air Force, to the Philippines after refurbishment in Malaysia. It is also unlikely that any C-130K aircraft, the US designation for a variant supplied to the UK, were supplied to the Philippines.

    3 - These aircraft have a secondary ground attack capability.

    4 - Numbers indicates or may indicate total airframes on hand.

    5 - S-76 types were also in service in other roles, but are included in this common total.

    6 - The BO-105C aircraft were transfered to the Philippine Navy between 2000 and 2002.




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