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PH Air Force strives to be more credible and sustainable

PH Air Force strives to be more credible and sustainable

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is focusing on improving its credibility and sustainability in order to become a more capable service. The Air Force chief made this remark during his speech at Clark Air Base on Monday, where it observed its 76th founding anniversary.

“PAF at 76 is accelerating with excellence toward becoming a more capable, credible and sustainable force with a focus on timely execution and quality,” he said. Parreño also said the PAF had made great strides in its efforts to become a capable force.

As we reflect on our journey in the development of our capabilities, we are grateful for the strides we have made and the investments we have made in technology, infrastructure, and human resources.

PAF chief emphasized that this can be demonstrated by a more robust air fleet, modern platforms, working air bases, and well-trained personnel.

We have also grown in credibility by utilizing air power in joint operations and collaborating with local and international partners. “We are now achieving and institutionalizing sustainability through proactive supply management, asset maintenance, safety prioritization, and technological innovation.”

PAF has also been able to provide better service to the people and nation thanks to these “bountiful blessings” from God. PAF leadership, partners, stakeholders, as well as government support enabled these things to happen.

The Almighty God has guided us throughout the 76 years as our constant guiding light. He has been our Commander in Chief and President since 1969. We are deeply grateful to Henrietta Marcos Jr., Gilberto C. Teodoro Jr., Chief of Staff of the AFP, and the Secretary of National Defense.

“Andres Centino, the Philippine Army, Unified Commands and other major commanding officers, our multisectoral governance council, partners, stakeholders and the Filipino people,” Parreño said. Live capability demonstrations were held at Crow Valley Gunnery Range, Capas, Tarlac, as seen from the view deck of Col. Ernesto Ravina Air Base.

A C-208 aircraft was demonstrated for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, a S-70i “Black Hawk” helicopter was demonstrated for fast rope insertion and extrication, a Huey II helicopter hoist a littered patient, and a FA-50 PH helicopter was shown using a live-fire demonstration, along with the A-29B “Super Tucano” and T-129 “Atak”.

As part of the formal opening of Clark Air Base’s flight demonstration program, three FA-50 PH aircraft performed a high-speed opener pass, followed by 76 T-41 aircraft that formed the number “76,” which symbolized the number of years the PAF has existed.

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