Philippines among considered potential users of next-gen Korean fighter KF-21

Philippines is among the nations considered as potential exporters of next-generation Korean fighter KF-21 “Boramae” (Hawk) by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). During the unveiling event on April 9 for the first prototype of KF-21, the fighter aircraft was lit up with flags of nations believed to be potential users including the Philippine flag. The Philippine […]

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‘This is a clear provocative action’: Lorenzana on presence 220 Chinese militia boats

“We view with grave concern the presence of 220 Chinese militia boats in the Julian Felipe Reef (internationally known as Whitsun Reef, located within Union Reefs) in the West Philippine Sea. This is a clear provocative action of militarizing the area. These are territories well within Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf (CS) […]

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Air Force officers undergo training on Israeli air defense system SPYDER

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has started the training of its officers who will operate the soon to be delivered SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) ground-based air defense system (GBADS) from Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. According to report of Frances Mangosing in Inquirer.net, Lieutenant Colonel Generoso Bautista and Lieutenant Colonel Emerson Bermeo, the group commander […]

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Australia selects ‘most lethal’ AH-64E Apache Guardian for armed recon capability

The Australian government has selected the AH-64E Apache Guardian for Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance helicopter (ARH) requirement. The Apache Guardian is expected to replace Australian Army’s ARH starting 2025. “This new ARH capability will strengthen Australia’s armed reconnaissance force to better shape our strategic environment and deter actions against our national interest,” Minister for Defence, Senator […]

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General Gapay wants all NPA ‘guerrilla fronts’ dismantled in 2021

Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay ordered military commanders to work together in dismantling all remaining communist guerrilla fronts by end of 2021. He gave the order during the yearend Command Conference on Friday, January 15, attended by top military commanders and officials of the AFP. “All remaining communist guerrilla […]

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Japan releases 10 billion yen loan to Philippines

The Japanese government, through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), released 10 billion yen to Philippines government as second tranche disbursement under the Post-Disaster Stand-by Loan Phase 2 (PDSL 2) on January 5, 2021. “This assistance is expected to greatly contribute to the multifaceted and intensive efforts of the Government of the Philippines to redress the […]

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