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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

French defense company opening office in Manila, eyes to supply submarines to Philippine Navy

Naval Group, a French naval systems provider and integrator, has said that it is opening a “representation office in the Philippines to be operated in Manila.” The French company is eyeing to supply the Philippine Navy with submarines under the Philippine government’s submarine project. “We are the only provider with previous experience in helping a […]

Continue Reading

Hontiveros shows contracts for allegedly overpriced PPE

Senator Risa Hontiveros today, September 29 showed contracts entered into by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to procure allegedly overpriced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in April and May. “You want evidence? Here are 11 pieces. DBM should plainly explain these contracts. Huwag nilang linlangin ang taumbayan gamit ang pagpapa-ikot ng maling impormasyon. What […]

Continue Reading

PAF’s new Gulfstream G280 aircraft arrives at Clark

According to flight trackers, Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s Gulfstream G280 aircraft (PAF1251) landed at Clark International Airport (CRK/RPLC) today, September 20 at 9:36am from Guam International Airport (GUM/PGUM). The said aircraft, Gulfstream G280 configured as “Command & Control” was ordered from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. “The G280’s unmatched performance combined with the backup of our world-renowned […]

Continue Reading

Philippine Navy eyes 2 more Pohang-class corvettes

South Korea has notified Philippines that two more Pohang-class corvettes are available and the Philippine Navy is eyeing to acquire them, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a report by PNA. The Philippine Navy is currently operating one donated Pohang-class corvette, BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39). “South Korea has already given the Navy a ‘Pohang’-class […]

Continue Reading