DND moves close air support aircraft bidding, Archangel Block 3 joins

The Department of National Defense (DND) has moved to July 2 the bid opening and submission for the Philippine Air Force’s six close air support (CAS) aircraft project.

According to source, DND is eying the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano. However, another company have expressed its intent to join the bidding.

“IOMAX has previously done signals intelligence in Southeast Asia, and so we know the region. The Philippine mission is very well suited to the Archangel,” IOMAX USA, Inc. CEO Ron Howard said in report by IHS Jane.

IOMAX is offering the Archangel Block 3 Border Patrol Aircraft.

Archangel Block 3 PAF

Close air support (CAS) is defined as air action by fixed or rotary-winged aircraft against hostile targets that are close to friendly ground or naval forces, and which requires detailed integration of each air mission with fire and movement of these forces. Both helicopters and fighter jets can be utilized as close air support aircrafts.

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