PH Air Force Buys Supersonic FA-50 Combat Jets

Philippine Air Force receives 2 of 12 FA-50 under a P18.9B deal with Korea Aerospace Industries. Expect complete delivery until 2017.

FA 50 Fighter trainer jets

Supersonic capability refers to flying speed faster than sound or 750 miles per hour.

FA-50 Features
  • Maximum speed of 1,837.5km/h (Mach 1.5).
  • With wide field of view head-up display (HUD)
  • With Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) aboard
  • Affordable and efficient
  • Can carry weapons load of up to 4.5 tons
  • Can be fitted with short-range air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, cluster bomb units.
  • Mounted with gatling gun and rocket launcher