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Philippines signs contract
to buy 12 fighter jets

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/28/2014 11:45:39 AM

Manila - The Philippines has signed contracts worth $527 million to buy 12 fighter jets from South Korea and four combat utility helicopters from Canada to boost the capability of its air force, one of the weakest in Southeast Asia. Armed Forces chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista signed a contract with Korean Aerospace Industries on Friday for 12 FA-50 fighters worth 18.9 billion pesos ($420.4 million) and another contract with Canadian Commercial Corp. for four Bell 412 combat utility helicopters worth 4.8 billion pesos ($106.8 million). Deliveries will start next year. The fighter jets contract is the biggest deal so far signed under the military’s

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As 0bama continues his dangerous drawback of our military, he can´t even make a sweet deal with our friends in the Philippines to unload our aircraft, which might help update remaining squadrons. And, the hi-tech jobs we´d keep.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 3/28/2014 12:00:09 PM     (No. 9788254)

They´ll be OK as long as they don´t want them equipped with Hellfire missiles.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 3/28/2014 12:01:53 PM     (No. 9788259)

The whole world is getting nervous. Countries that formerly counted on the US for protection now realize what a wimp is filling the shoes of what used to be the most powerful man in the world. If China decides to get frisky, Southeast Asia and the entire Pacific rim is in danger.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/28/2014 1:15:16 PM     (No. 9788379)

Better that they not pay Canada and S.Korea than us.

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