Saturday, 17 June 2017

Philippine Air Force selects Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano

Super Tucano in pole position to meet Philippine Air Force requirement

Jon Grevatt - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

16 June 2017

The Philippine Air Force’s (PAF’s) longstanding requirement to procure a new close-air support (CAS) aircraft has finally progressed, with the Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano having been selected by the Department of National Defense (DND) as the programme’s single lowest bidder.

Speaking to Jane’s on 16 June, Arsenio Andolong, the DND’s chief of public affairs, said the Super Tucano was recently selected ahead of another unidentified platform. “There were two bidders,” he said, “and after going through the process as mandated by law, Embraer was declared the ‘lowest calculated bidder’.”

He said the bid now proceeds to the next phase, which is post-qualification evaluation.


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