The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received four fighter planes from Empresa Brasiliera de Aeronáutica (Embraer SA) of Brazil, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
The DFA said the four Close Air Support Aircraft (A-29 Super Tucano) arrived last Sept. 19 at the Clark International Airport and two more will arrive this week.
The department said the delivery of the fighter planes is part of the revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program (AFPMP).
Embraer SA is the world’s third largest producer of civil aircraft, which also produces commercial, military, and executive aircraft and provides aeronautical services, after Boeing and Airbus.
“The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia provided assistance in coordinating the ferry flight and other necessary arrangements with Embraer SA to ensure the timely delivery of the aircraft,” the DFA added.