The aircraft will land for the first time on Philippine soil at Clark Air Base, officially becoming property of the PAF.
The two jets are the first of the PAF’s 12 newly ordered fighter jets from the Korea Aerospace Industries worth P18.9 billion.
“This is the first time that we will have supersonic capability since 2005 when our jets were decommissioned. This is the revival of the supersonic jet age,” said the Air Force spokesperson, Col. Enrico Canaya.
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin is expected to welcome the arrival of the jets, along with the PAF commanding general, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado.
The rest of the fighter trainer jets are set to be delivered by 2017 and is said to be the biggest military upgrade so far undertaken by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.