In December 2011, President Noynoy Aquino promised to buy at least two more C-130 cargo aircraft by 2012.
Refurbishing of C-130
Medium lift aircraft
On 20 June 2012, it was reported that the Alenia C-27J Spartan medium lift transport aircraft was chosen and a total of 3 units will be acquired for PhP5.9 billion (USD 137 million).
Light lift aircraft
On 20 June 2012, it was reported that the IPTN NC-212 Aviocar light lift transport aircraft from Indonesia was chosen and a total of 2 units will be acquired for PhP 814 million (USD 18.9 million).
On September 26, 2013 the DND declared PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace as the only qualified bidder. They are offering the Series 200, Series 300 and the Series 400 versions of the IPTN NC-212 Aviocar.