List of active military aircraft of the Philippines

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The following is a list of active military aircraft of the Philippines.

Air Force[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
KAI FA-50 South Korea light multirole fighter / LIFT FA-50PH 12[1] Plans to buy another 12 aircraft.[2]
OV-10 Bronco United States light attack / surveillance OV-10A/M 8[3] some upgraded to OV-10M with four-bladed propellers[4]
A-29 Super Tucano Brazil COIN / attack 6 on order[5]
SIAI-Marchetti S.211 Italy light attack / jet trainer 3[3]
Fokker F27 Netherlands transport / VIP 1[3]
Fokker F28 Netherlands VIP 1[3]
CASA C-212 Spain transport 2 on order[6]
CASA C-295 Spain utility / transport 3[3]
GAF Nomad Australia transport 1[3]
Cessna 210 United States light utility 1[7] allocated for cloud seeding duty
C-130 Hercules United States transport C-130B/H/T 5[3] 2 aircraft are former USMC C-130T’s
Turbo Commander United States maritime patrol 1[3]
Cessna 208 Caravan United States ISTAR aircraft 208B Grand Caravan EX 2[8][9]
Bell 412 United States SAR / VIP 412EP 13
Bell 205 United States utility 205A 8 2 of which are Huey II standard[10]
Bell UH-1 United States utility UH-1H/D 53 of 21 UH-1D’s ordered only seven were delivered[11]
PZL W-3 Poland SAR / utility 7[3] operated by the 505th SAR Group.[12]
Sikorsky S-76 United States utility / SAR 10
Sikorsky UH-60 United States VIP S-70A-5 1[13][10]
MD 500 Defender United States armed scout MD 520N 16
Leonardo Helicopters AW109 Italy armed scout / utility 8[3]
Trainer Aircraft
Cessna T-41 United States trainer T-41D 14[14]
SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 Italy basic trainer 260TP[15] 19[3]
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle United States UAS ScanEagle II 6[16] Consists of Six UAVs for each system, delivered from US Foreign Military Financing Program


Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Beechcraft Queen Air United States Utility aircraft Standard 3 In Service[17](s/n PA-701)
Cessna 421 United States Utility aircraft Cessna 421B 2 In Service [17]
Cessna 206 United States Utility aircraft Standard 2 In Service (s/n PA-072)[17]
Cessna 172 United States Utility aircraft Cessna 172M 2 In Service (s/n PA-101, PA-103)[17]
Cessna 150 United States Utility aircraft Cessna 150 1 In Service (s/n PA-501)[18]
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
DJI Phantom series China Miniature UAV Phantom 3 Professional
Phantom 4
unknown Commercial drones bought off-the-shelf by Philippine Army units.[19]
Raptor and Knight Falcon Philippines Miniature UAV 3[20] The first drone is known as Raptor and the second drone is known as Knight Falcon while a third drone is still being made.[20][21] The Raptor is smaller and has less endurance than the Knight Falcon.
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle United States Miniature UAV 27 United States transfer 6 ScanEagle UAVs to the Philippine also Philippine Receives 6 ScanEagle2's UAV From US and US set to Deliver 15 ScanEagle to Philippines on September or October -SND Lorenzana

Naval Air Group[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Fixed-wing Aircraft
Beechcraft King Air United States Maritime patrol aircraft TC-90 2 (+3) 3 more were to be delivered in March 2018
BN-2 Islander United Kingdom / Philippines Maritime patrol aircraft / Light transport aircraft BN-2A 6[22] more stored awaiting re-activation.license production
AgustaWestland AW159 United Kingdom Anti-Submarine Warfare AW159 0 (2) On order[23]
Leonardo Helicopters AW109 Italy Multi-purpose naval helicopter AW-109E Power 5 2 out of 5 choppers are armed with FN Herstal Rocket Machine Gun Pods (FN RMPs) on both sides.[24]
MBB Bo 105 Germany Utility helicopter Bo 105C 4[22] more stored awaiting re-activation
Robinson R22 United States Training helicopter R22 Beta II[25] 2[25]

Coast Guard[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Fixed-wing Aircraft
Britten-Norman Islander United Kingdom 2 Tail number: PCG–684, PCG-251
MBB Bo 105 Germany 1 1 of 2 grounded [26] PCG–163 (with hoist) - grounded; PCG-1636 in service

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "South Korea's KAI completes deliveries of FA-50PH aircraft to Philippines". Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "World Air Forces 2017". Flightglobal Insight. 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco Observation / Light Attack Aircraft (1966)". Military Factory. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Manila to beef up attack capability with Super Tucano". Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "World Air Forces 2015 pg. 26". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "3rd C-130 commissioned, Air Force boosts cargo assets". Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Navallo, Mike (27 July 2017). "PH receives 2 new surveillance planes from US". Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Peak, Robin (28 July 2017). "U.S. Delivers Two C-208B Aircraft to Philippine Air Force". Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Arms Transfers Database". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Philippine Air Force tests refurbished UH-1D helicopters". Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "All PAF W-3A 'Sokols' operational". Zambotimes. Retrieved 2014-12-24. 
  13. ^ "250th Presidential Airlift Wing". Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "World Air Forces 2004 pg. 80". Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Aircraft". Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "US delivers ScanEagle UAS to Philippine Air Force". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Defense system by the numbers". The GUIDON. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Army Aviation "Bagwis" Battalion, Light... - Army Aviation "Bagwis" Battalion, Light Armor Division, Philippine Army - Facebook". Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  19. ^ Luna, Thomas (2017-07-17). "DJI DRONES ARE GETTING SHOT DOWN IN THE BATTLE OF MARAWI". WeTalkUAV. WeTalkUAV. Retrieved 2017-07-20. 
  20. ^ a b Mangosing, Frances (19 December 2013). "PH Army displays drones to public". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  21. ^ Romero, Alexis (21 December 2013). "Gov't used drones vs MNLF in Zambo siege". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "World Air Forces 2014" (PDF). Flightglobal Insight. 2014. p. 23. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  23. ^
  24. ^ "PH Navy christens 2 brand new choppers, 2 supply ships". Rappler. August 10, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  25. ^ a b "Naval Air Group Historical Events". Naval Air Group Philippine Navy. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  26. ^ Phl beefing up sea patrol assets

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