Philippine Air Force Gets Additional C-130H Hercules Transport Aircraft from US
Philippine Air Force Gets Additional C-130H Hercules Transport Aircraft from US

Tyonek Awarded $24 Million Contract for Philippines Air Force C-130 EDA Regeneration

Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility, Kiln, Mississippi, has been awarded a ceiling $24,988,351 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Excess Defense Article (EDA) Regeneration for the Philippines Air Force. The estimated value of the first order is $4,700,000. The contractor will provide the Philippines Air Force with full C-130 EDA Regeneration to include program depot maintenance. Work will be performed in Waco, Texas, and is expected to be completed by December 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and is 100% Foreign Military Sales. U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

With facility at Stennis International airport in Kiln, MS, Tyonek is uniquely equipped to provide every technical and logistical activity needed to complete the most sophisticated avionics systems integration or maintenance project. Tyonek is fully qualified to identify and provide solutions to aircraft upgrade requirements. Tyonek have a wide range of core competencies in mechanical and electrical design and testing; FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Development; Systems Engineering (avionics, flight control systems, etc.); Flight Test & Evaluation; Prototype Development; Aerodynamics; Structures; Stress and Structural Analysis, EMI/EMC/ECP/ECO; Powerplants, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

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Philippine Air Force Gets Additional C-130H Hercules Transport Aircraft from US
The airplane is the first of two C-130H aircraft granted to the Philippines by the US government through the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. (Photo courtesy of the Air Force Public Affairs Office)

The United States offered two C-130H Hercules capability worth $32.2 million to the Philippines Air Force through the Foreign Military Financing grant program to strengthen the Philippine military’s logistical capacity for military and civil support operations, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and distribution of COVID-19 supplies. The C-130H Hercules is capable of a maximum payload of 19,000 kilograms, with a flying range of over 1,900 kilometers. The 220 Airlift Wing at the Philippine Air Force Brigadier General Benito N. Ebuen Air Base in Cebu will own and operate the aircraft.

The Philippine Air Force 222nd Airlift Squadron, which is under the command of the 220th Airlift Wing, currently fields four C-130s – two C-130Ts, one C-130B, and one C-130H – all of which operate from Cebu. The C-130B is expected to be retired in the near future. The 222nd Airlift Squadron will acquire two more Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” cargo aircraft to add to its existing fleet of five used to transport medical supplies and personnel tasked to contain the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Philippine Air Force Gets Additional C-130H Hercules Transport Aircraft from US
Philippine Air Force officials pose in front of the Lockheed C-130H aircraft that arrived at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Friday. (Photo courtesy of the Air Force Public Affairs Office)
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