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Additional Broncos to Pacific

The Philippines wants to increase aerial COIN (Counterinsurgency) capability. In this context, Philippines requested four additional Rockwell OV-10 Bronco from the US, had previously supplied two OV-10As and two OV-10Gs. The Philippines, which plans to replace these aircraft with the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano from the end of 2019, has already received two Cessna 208B Grand Caravans and 12 FA-50s, all adapted for ISR missions.

Philippines who struggle with a struggling terrorist group and take prevention against increasing terrorist incidents have supplied different kinds of weapons and equipment within the scope of the developing need in this direction.

Bronco's first flight was carried out in 1965, and was used extensively during the Vietnam War. With the addition of FLIR and countermeasures systems, the only user of the Bronco is Philippines. OV-10 Bronco offers a cost-effective solution for low-intensity conflicts thanks to its simple and durable structure. Managed by a two-man crew, the platform has a maximum take-off weight of 6,500 kilograms and has a payload capacity of 630 kilograms and an operational radius of 370 kilometers.

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