Year: 2015


Philippine Army Demonstrate M-113A2 .50 RCWS

MANILA, Sept. 20 (PNA) — The Philippine Army (PA) will be testing before the media on Monday the .50 caliber-remote controlled weapons system (RCWS) of its six newly-acquired M-113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) in Capas, Tarlac. Col. Benjamin Hao, PA spokesperson, said on Sunday the demonstration will take place at the rifle range of the […]

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China First Island and Second Island Chain

Ph Vietnam to Sign Cooperation Pact

The strategic partnership agreement between Philippine and Vietnam would likely be signed on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Leaders Meeting in Manila on November 18 and 19 this year. Vietnam Ambassador to the Philippines Truong Trie Duong is negotiating already for the partnership were over and started finalizing the draft of the agreement. […]

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Combat helicopter

Philippine Air Force 2015 – 8 Brand New Attack Helicopters

Shortly after the awarding of three 3 Philippine Navy Helicopter, the Philippine Air Force immediately plan to  acquire new attack helicopter. By  June 2013, DND confirmed the acquisition of brand new attack helicopter. In October  2013,  AgustaWestland company won the bidding to supply 8 attack helicopters. Under the 3.44 billion contract price, the helicopter must have […]

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Thailand Needs 4,000 English Teachers

Thailand has opened schools teaching the different languages of the Southeast Asian countries in preparation for the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community by the end of the year. Thai government is hoping to employ up 4,000 Filipinos who can teach English in Thailand. The Prime Minister of Thailand and President Aquino have the same […]

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Philippine Navy 2015 - SSV

Philippine Navy 2015 Strategic Sealift Vessel Acquisition

In January 2014, PT PAL Indonesia won the bidding of SSV with a price offer of P3.8 billion. Two months after, PT PAL hand over the scale model of the strategic sealift vessel to Philippine Navy. As of August 2015, IHS Jane confirmed that the first Strategic Sealift Vessel is nearly 70 percent complete while the […]

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Shipbuilding works

Philippines Shipbuilding Law Move Forward

A Naval Architecture bill is proposed for the local shipbuilding industry that would upgrade and strengthen the Philippine Army . The bill’s principal author, Angkla party-list Rep. Jesulito Manalo said House Bill 5535 will be a pattern shift towards uplifting the already inappropriate practice of naval architecture and marine engineering in the Philippines. The proposed […]

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Airbus C-295 Light lift

Philippine Air Force Allocates 4.2 Million to C295 Spare Parts

The Philippine Air Force allocate  P42 million budget  for the purchase of spare parts for the communication navigation and environmental systems of  Medium lift C-295 transport aircraft. The bid is open to all who have purchase the bidding certificates worth P5,000. The pre-bid meeting is scheduled on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Air Force Procurement […]

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Philippine Marines

Philipine Army To Add More Than 2000 Recruit Soldiers

The recruitment for 2,300 soldiers this year is now on going in different units across the country. The 10th Infantry Division currently needs 200 soldiers while the Mechanized Infantry Division needs 120 candidate soldiers.  Each unit has an average quota between 50 to 100 soldiers. The Training and Doctrine Command, Division Training Schools, Combat Support […]

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Indonesian Navy Makassar Class

Philippine Navy 2 Strategic Sealift Vessel P4 billion Acquisition

The Philippine Navy revealed the fleet desired force mix in 2012, which indicated that would require four Landing Platforms Do LPD-type vessels. In 2013, the Department of National Defense released the Strategic Sealift Vessels requirements and the vessels must be at least: Minimum displacement = 7,300 tons Minimum length = 120 meters Minimum cruising speed […]

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US Surveillance and Attack Drones

Taiwan Unveil the Newly Developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology’s Aeronautical Systems Research Division, is the foremost institute of Taiwan for weapons research and development unit.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)  is the latest they developed on their division and would be the first time to be revealed to the public. The military will showcase an array of […]

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M-4 Rifle

All Remington M-4 Rifle Rear Sights Fixed

MANILA, Aug. 25 (PNA) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that all 44,186 M-4 automatic rifles at its inventory have been corrected of its rear sight deficiencies. This was disclosed by AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato Tuesday. Of these, 24,300 have been accepted and ready for issuance to ground […]

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Philippines Cannot Afford Full Armed Forces Modernization

As President Benigno Aquino took office in 2010, the Philippines has only acquired handful ordnance which include two former US coast guard cutters, three landing craft vessels from Australia and South Korea and seven Huey helicopters. This acquisition indicated that the military can’t really afford full modernization, but a frugal and economical military upgrade only. […]

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Modern Helicopters Turned over to Philippine Air Force

As part of  ongoing Armed Forces of the Philippines  modernization program, eight Bell-412EP Combat Utility Helicopters from the Canadian Commercial Corporation and two Italian AW-109E Power attack helicopters were also turned over  at the Villamor Air Base. The Bell-412EP helicopters are likely improve security and transport capabilities for the military and would play different roles […]

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Philippines Needs Arms to Protect the West Philippine Sea

According to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that China’s historical claim over the South China Sea has no basis at all. It was only in the 1930’s that Chinese maps went beyond Hainan Island, China’s southernmost territory, adding that it was only 1933 that a Chinese map showed the Paracels as part of Hainan. […]

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C-130 Transport Aircraft

United States Show Support AFP Modernization

During the turnover and commissioning of eight Philippine Air Force brand new Bell-412EPs Helicopter  from Canada and the two attack versions of AgustaWestland AW-109 Power Helicopter from Italy. The United States of America show their help and  support to the armed forces modernization program of the Philippines through giving excess defense articles with two more […]

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Fighting Egale F/A 50

Fighting Eagle F/A-50 First Philippine Air Force Aircraft with Electronic Countermeasures

PUERTO PRINCESA, — With the arrival of the South Korean-made F/A-50 “Fighting Eagle” by the last quarter of this year, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be at last fielding aircraft with “electronic countermeasures” (ECM) capability. It is an electrical or electronic device designed to trick or deceive radar, sonar or other detection systems, like […]

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