Sunday, June 10, 2007

AFP to use refurbished Hueys to defeat communist terrorists by 2010

Personally, I prefer having the PAF acquire more S211A Jet Trainers from Italy. Although trainers, they could be fitted with rocket launchers and bombs. For internal defense purposes, I think they would be reasonably sufficient and would be a more cost-effective measure in dissuading insurgents especially when they hear the roar of a jet fighter. I saw one, presumably on a training mission, darting across the beach in Puerto Galera 2 weeks ago. For my companion, a neophyte unfamiliar with fighter planes, the fighter's roar was a very convincing warning to get the hell out of the place.

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