Philippines receives FA-50 simulator for FA-50 LCA

The exterior of the FA-50 Flight Simulator. Photo c/o Naver News.

To support their fleet of FA-50PH Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has inaugurated its new FA-50PH Flight Simulator facility at the 5th Fighter Wing's base in Basa Air Base, Pampanga province on 14 June 2019.

The flight simulator was supplied by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the same manufacturer of the FA-50PH LCA in a deal worth Php362.9 million (US$7.8 million) in November 2017.

The event was graces by Philippine Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana and South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Amb. Dong Man-han.

According to the Philippine Air Force, "the FA-50PH Flight Simulator is a ground-based simulation training system that can help improve the operational capability of real aircraft through systematic flight training and tactical mission training programs, providing the appropriate training environment for pilots by simulating scenarios similar to actual flight operations". 

Both the FA-50PH Flight Simulator with Facility and ILS Project is part of the Horizon 1 phase of the AFP Modernization Program.

[1] Philippine Air Force
[2] Naver News Korea
[3] MaxDefense Philippines
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