US reiterates F-16 offer to Philippines

The United States government has reiterated it offer to sell Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft to the Philippines, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on October 9.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis reiterated the offer when Lorenzana visited the Pentagon last month.

“Yes, he offered to sell the [F-16],” Secretary Lorenzana said. However, Lorenzana said these aircraft are expensive.

He added that Mattis also offered their new attack helicopters.

“He also offered their new attack helicopters but they are also expensive,” he added.