Former Philippine Air Force (PAF) chief Lieutenant General Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. who relinquished his post Friday, December 21 announced major acquisition projects that are nearing conclusion in early 2019.
1. 16 Black Hawks from the United States. “The best combat utility helicopter in the world,” he said.
2. 6 T-129 ATAK attack helicopters from Turkey. “At par with the best in the world,” he described.
3. 3 ground based air defense systems (GBADS) from Israel.
“2019 is particularly sweet, a giant leap in our quest to defend our precious skies, and keep our nation free,” he said.