Jun 9, 2014

IOMAX Offers Archangel Light Attack Turboprop to the Philippines

IOMAX, an US defence company has submitted a bid to the Philippine government, in which it is pitching the Archangel as a replacement for the PAF's nine remaining OV-10s, which were acquired second-hand in the 1990s. The Philippine requirement was formally launched in mid-May, when the Department of National Defense issued tender documents to acquire six close air support aircraft and an accompanying logistics support package.
In its documents, the DND noted that the selected bidder must have had prior experience of such programmes over the previous decade, and that the selected platform should already be in service with the armed forces of the country of origin or by the military of at least two other countries.
It's thought the Philippines has Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano in mind.
Other platforms expected to compete include the Beechcraft AT-6 Texan II, and perhaps even the Pilatus PC-21.

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