Lorenzana, Pentagon chief discuss massing of Chinese maritime militia in Julian Felipe Reef

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and United States Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin II talked via telephone on April 10. Among the topics discussed was the situation in the South China Sea and the recent massing of People’s Republic of China (PRC) maritime militia vessels at Julian Felipe Reef (Whitsun Reef) in West Philippine Sea. “Secretary Austin reiterated the U.S. commitment to maintaining a […]

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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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South Korea unveils next-generation fighter ‘KF-21’

South Korea unveiled the first prototype of next-generation Korean fighter KF-21 during a ceremony held on April 9. The ceremony was attended by South Korea President Moon Jae-in, Indonesian Defense Minister Frabower Subianto, South Korea Defense Minister Seo-wook, South Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration head Kang Eun-ho, and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) President Ahn Hyun-ho. […]

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Poland, Philippines sign agreement on purchase of arms, military equipment

The Philippines and Poland have signed Implementation Agreement with regard to the purchase of arms and military equipment, the Embassy of Poland in Manila said. The said signing ceremony for the said agreement was conducted online. “Signing ceremony on-line of ‘Implementation Agreement with regard to the purchase of arms and military equipment’ between Poland and […]

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Blinken reaffirms Locsin the applicability of defense treaty in South China Sea

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reaffirmed to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr. the applicability of the 1951 US-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty to the South China Sea. “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin, Jr. Both expressed their shared concerns with the massing […]

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