MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) said on Wednesday that its Tactical Operations…
F-15 aircraft will be sent by the Japan Air Force to the PAF for training.
For training with the Philippine Air Force (PAF), the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) will send 60 soldiers and two McDonnell Douglas F-15 “Eagle” jet fighters from November 27 to December 11.
The unit-to-unit drill will take place in Pampanga at Clark Air Base.
The Japanese Embassy in Manila issued a statement on Tuesday stating that “deployed units from both parties will participate in exchange activities aiming at strengthening mutual understanding and defense cooperation and exchanges.”
The twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighters known as F-15s were initially created to satisfy the United States Air Force’s need for a specific air superiority fighter.
It is equipped with a 20mm cannon, has a combat range of 1,061 nautical miles, can travel at a top speed of Mach 2.5, and can carry a variety of air-to-air missiles.
The Clark Air Base in Pampanga and the adjoining airspace will be the major locations for exchanges.
Prior to this, in July 2021 and June 2022, the JASDF and PAF also engaged in bilateral training for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR).
These drills sought to improve the JASDF and PAF HADR’s skills, particularly in the distribution of aid to those in need in dire situations.
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