National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed today, August 6 that the United States government will be transferring four North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco aircraft to the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
“The aircraft will be transferred to the PAF this year or early next year,” Lorenzana said. “They will augment the existing ones to support ground operations.”
PAF is still operating a number of OV-10 aircraft.
United States Department of Defense – Department of the Air Force, in July, released a notice to interested firms for Sources Sought Synopsis to determine potential sources for information and planning purposes for breakdown of four (4) North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, crating, shipment, and reassembly.
Expected scope of work includes disassemble four OV-10 aircraft (two G+ models and two A models) and reassembly of aircraft and re-routing of wires which will be done outside continental United States.
“The Proven Aircraft Program Office, located at Hill AFB (Air Force Base), Utah is anticipating the award of a contract to disassemble and crate four OV-10 aircraft via an FMS case,” said in the notice.
“Two G+ models had over five thousand (5,000) new wires installed during last upgrade without disconnects,” it noted.
Sources: https://www.rappler.com/nation/208959-us-sending-ov-10-bronco-planes-philippines-anti-terror-campaign; https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=914453bac4488ce5ad9f5f66adb462da&tab=core&tabmode=list&=