“The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has been in negotiations with American defense companies Raytheon and Boeing regarding the planned acquisition of munitions for the PAF’s future Multi-Role Fighter,” MaxDefense Philippines said in a Facebook post, citing information from sources.
MaxDefense noted that the negotiations for munitions is “concurrent with the negotiations for the Multi-Role Fighter project itself.”
“And based on the information that we received, the basis for the munitions to be acquired was specifically for the Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 70 Viper,” it added. “Among those being negotiated are Raytheon’s AIM-9X Sidewinder and AIM-120C AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, the AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile, and Boeing’s AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile, and JDAM smart bomb kits for 500lb and 1000lb bombs.”
More information is available at MaxDefense Philippines.