Former Philippine Air Force (PAF) chief Lieutenant General Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. who relinquished his post Friday, December 21 announced several Air Force assets set to be delivered in 2019.
Among the assets he mentioned, in his speech, are 2 Cobra attack helicopters from Jordan, 6 Super Tucano close air support aircraft from Brazil, 2 fixed wing Command and Control aircraft, 2 radar systems from Israel, 13 Hermes unmanned aerial vehicles from Israel.
He also said that next year the United States government is expected to turnover 2 C-130 cargo planes and 4 OV-10 attack aircraft.
The US government is also expected to turnover PHP721 million worth of engineering equipment for humanitarian assistance and disaster response and developmental work.
“2019 is particularly sweet, a giant leap in our quest to defend our precious skies, and keep our nation free,” he said.