From the Philippine Information Agency (Oct 14): PAF in the market for PHP17.6-M worth of SF-260 parts
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated the sum of PHP17,623,000 for the acquisition of spare parts needed for the maintenance and repairs of its SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 ground attack aircraft
Bid opening is scheduled for Oct. 18, 9 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
The PAF has an estimated 30 to 40 SF-260 attack planes in its fleet and its primarily used for supporting ground troops in Mindanao.
It is an Italian light aircraft marketed as an aerobatics and military trainer. The military versions are popular with smaller air forces, which can also arm it for use in the close-support role.