The Philippines has new jets to upgrade their aging OV-10 Bronco jets for the budget of $43.8 million and that's 18 billion pesos something. The question is, can this new jets effective in facing the much powerful China's J fighter jet series or the 5th gen fighter jets in the world now? Of course not! But it can shake the enemy a bit and probably send them to the ground depending on the expertise of the pilot. This aircraft is no joke! It has fangs too!
The FA-50 offers efficient supersonic advanced light attack capability, it is some sort of, the best advance training aircraft for pilots who dreamed of piloting a more sohisticated fighter jets. It has superb radar similar to the F-16s. This fighter measures 13.14m in length, 9.45m in width and 4.82m in height. Though it is a bit short compared to the F-16 but who ever knows to make this baby dance in the sky will never experience problems in piloting the F-16s.
FA-50 is capable of carrying two crews, it has a wide field HUD, MFDs, HOTAS and more, better check the net for the meaning of those terms..ehehehe. The cockpit integrates the On-Board Oxygen Generation Systems to make the pilot fly with ease, plus it has Night Vision Imaging Sytem and you know what this feature can do to the targets.
FA-50 aircraft is no joke, even it is just a light fighter jets it can be armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles, AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground tactical missiles (AGM), GBU-38/B Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), CBU-105 Sensor Fused Weapon (SFW), Mk-82 Low Drag General Purpose (LDGP) bombs, Cluster Bomb Units (CBUs) and that's fuckin awesome right!!!
This baby can carry an internal, three-barrel 20mm Gatling gun and LAU-3/A 19-tube 2.75" rocket launcher for firing Folding-Fin Aerial Rockets (FFAR). So no matter what aircraft the enemy is flying as long the pilot knows to pilot this baby the dogfight would never be that easy. The Philipine airforce has now a multi-role fighter jets, ready to defend the Philippine skies and soon it will be F-16s...