Air Force eyes 21 retired UH-1H helicopters from South Korea

Philippine Air Force (PAF) Air Mobility Command (AMC) commander Major General Simeon Felix Jr. mentioned during the 68th anniversary celebration of 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing that 21 retired UH-1H from South Korea are being eyed to be added in Air Force inventory.

“Despite the emerging challenges it is with great hope that the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing sees a bright future with your brand new platforms like the S-76i Black Hawk that will be coming this fourth quarter, 6 of the Black Hawks will be coming, and the 21 UH-1H from Korea,” Major General Felix said.

In July this year, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army retired its UH-1H helicopters with KAI KUH-1 Surion helicopters as replacements.

According to report by, a senior official said that the helicopter acquisition from South Korea is still being negotiated adding that acquisition would also need the approval of United States where the Vietnam War-helicopters originated.