French shipbuilder OCEA wants shipyard in Philippines

French shipbuilder OCEA, the builder of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), has expressed its intention to establish a shipyard in the Philippines. According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), OCEA pledged ₱1.5 billion in investments for a shipyard project in the Philippines that may potentially create […]Read More

‘I never abandoned our relationship with America’ – Duterte

“I made friends with China, but I never abandoned our relationship with America. Wala naman akong sinabing masakit sa kanila,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his meeting with Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) executives and other government officials on July 7. “The Filipinos must realize na ang Amerikano nandito not because they want to […]Read More

Gripen ensures PHL sovereignty, interoperability with allies – SAAB

“Gripen guarantees the ability of the Philippines to cooperate with its friends while always protecting its national interests,” Swedish aerospace and defence company SAAB said in its brochure available in its online booth at Philippine Air Force (PAF) Symposium 2021 website. SAAB is offering the Gripen for PAF’s Multi-Role Fighter Acquisition Project. “As a national […]Read More

US approves possible sale of Sidewinder missiles to Philippines

The United States (US) State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale to Philippines of AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Tactical Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $42.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said it delivered the required certification notifying US Congress of the possible sale on June 24. “The Government […]Read More

DND chief extends sympathies to families of 3 airmen, 3

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has released a statement regarding the crash of one Philippine Air Force (PAF) S-70i Blackhawk helicopter. He extended sympathies to the families of three airmen and three pilots of the said helicopter. “We at the Department of National Defense extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the three pilots […]Read More

Former President Aquino advocated strengthening of our defense, security capabilities

“The Department of National Defense joins the nation in grieving the demise of former President Benigno Aquino III,” National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement. “Serving as our country’s leader from 2010-2016, President Aquino advocated the strengthening of our defense and security capabilities to support national development,” Secretary Lorenzana added. “During his term, […]Read More

Philippine Navy successfully test fires 2.75-inch rockets

The Philippine Navy has conducted a test firing activity for 2.75-inch rockets through rocket launchers installed on AW-109 naval helicopter. Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Alberto B. Carlos observed the test firing on June 22 at Crow Valley Range, Capas, Tarlac. “As the primary provider of Naval ships and aircrafts, RADM Carlos saw through the […]Read More

PAF Huey helicopters flying back to bases for proper storage

The Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s 205ᵗʰ Tactical Helicopter Wing has said that UH-1H Huey helicopters deployed at Wallace Air Station, La Union, performed a one-time flight to Clark Air Base, Pampanga on June 8. The helicopter wing said Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff has approved the one-time flight of all Hueys […]Read More

Navy chief officially visits corvette BRP Conrado Yap

Newly installed Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Rear Admiral Adeluis S. Bordado conducted his first official visit as Navy chief aboard corvette BRP Conrado Yap (PS39). “Flag Officer In Command, Rear Adm. Adeluis Bordado, was warmly welcomed by the officers and crew of BRP Conrado Yap (PS39) during his visit before the ship’s deployment to the […]Read More