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Swedish JAS Gripen and Norwegian F-16 together in a formation during the winter exercise Cold Response 2009 –
According to the janes.com report, Philippine Air Force has revealed multirole fighter jets options that service is considering to acquire to enhance the air defence and border protection capabilities of the country’s air force.
Speaking on 14 November, a senior Philippine Air Force (PAF) official presented a briefing slide showing the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, Sukhoi Su-30 ‘Flanker, and Saab Gripen as the options being considered to augment the service’s current fleet of Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50PH Fighting Eagle light-strike fighters.
Commenting under the Chatham House Rule, the official noted that a memorandum of acquisition has already been processed for approval at the Department of National Defense (DND)-level, and that government funding to launch the project is expected in either the first or second quarter of 2020.
During an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said: