Philippine Air Force to get six A-29 light attack aircraft

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will take delivery external link of six A-29 light attack aircraft by February 2020.

The aircraft will supplement and not replace the existing OV-10 fleet. The Super Tucanos are expected to beef up the remaining North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco attack aircraft being used by the PAF in strike missions.

The turboprop aircraft is designed for light attack, counter-insurgency, close air support, aerial reconnaissance missions in low threat environments, as well as providing pilot training.