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Philippines marks out favoured attack helicopter

30th November 2018 - 11:20 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has narrowed its desire for armed helicopters towards a dedicated attack helicopter platform rather than simply an armed light helicopter.

The service has even expressed which type is favoured – the T129 Atak from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

While no formal selection has been made, the technical working group in charge of this project has identified the T129 as the best fit for the PAF’s future requirements.

The vote in favour of the T129 was made public by Lt Gen Galileo Kintanar, the commanding general of the PAF, in a speech commemorating the anniversary of

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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