United States-based global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company Lockheed Martin is present at the Asian Defense, Security & Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference (ADAS) 2018 which opened today and will run until September 28.
According to MaxDefense Philippines, Lockheed Martin is present mainly for the marketing of F-16V Block 70/72 Viper fighter aircraft to the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
“The F-16V Viper was said to be among those offered by the US government to Pres. Duterte to fulfill the Philippine Air Force’s requirement for at least 12 Multi-Role Fighters as part of the Horizon 2 phase of the [Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program],” MaxDefense said.
“This was confirmed by LM’s representatives at ADAS 2018, and that they are hoping that the PAF and DND pick their product,” it added.
Sources: https://www.facebook.com/MaxDefense/posts/820066868163972; http://edm.campaign2u.com/newsletter/ADAS%202018%20EDM%2015.html