Month: August 2015

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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Philippine Navy Aw109 Power Helicopter

Philippine Navy Armed AW-109Es Capable of Shipboard Action

MANILA, Aug. 19 (PNA) — The Philippine Navy (PN)’s armed AgustaWestland AW-109E helicopters, which was commissioned last Aug.10, is now capable of shipboard service. This was disclosed by PN public affairs office chief Cmdr. Lued Lincuna in a message to the PNA Wednesday. “(The two armed AW-109Es are) now capable of shipboard operations and the […]

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Indonesian Navy Makassar Class

Philippine Navy Strategic Sealift Vessel Weapon System

The Indonesia company PT PAL was awarded a USD 92 million ( or more than Php 4 billion pesos) contract in June 2014 to construct the two Strategic Sealift Vessel. The agreement includes a support package that will make possible the Philippine industry to undertake ship preservation and support in collaboration with the Philippine Navy. […]

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Japan and China Flag

China – the World watching Japan’s Next Move

Related to  the reports about Japan is supplying maritime patrol aircraft to the Philippines, several public figures and personalities  have come up into their views and opinions. One of them is top Chinese diplomat assumed that the world is watching Japan’s reactions as the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Japanese […]

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Spanish C-295

The 5.98 Billion Pesos Maritime Patrol Aircraft Deal

The bidding for the two long-range maritime patrol aircraft worth 5.98-billion pesos has failed as bidders were not able to meet the requirements set by the Defense department. The special Bids and Awards Committee declared a failed bidding after examining bid documents for almost 12 hours. The defense department’s bids and awards committee did not reach […]

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Rice Aircraft Services Huey

Philippine Air Force Received 10 New Helicopter

PASAY CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) welcomes the newest addition to its inventory of air assets in a turnover and blessing ceremony held at the Villamor Air Base, today. The new air assets include eight combat helicopters known as the Bell-412EP, which were acquired from Canada, and two attack AW-109E helicopters […]

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PAL Airbus A330-300

Taiwan-Philippines Revise Aviation Agreement to Allow More Flights

Taiwan and Philippines come up into amendment to any aviation that will considerably increase flights and open up for tourism between the two countries. Under the contract, the number of passenger seats between the two countries will raise from 4,800 a week  to 20,000 per week this year. By 2016, an additional capacity will increase […]

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Rice Aircraft Services Huey

Cancelled Huey Helicopter Highlight Risks in Philippines deal

The Defense Department terminated Mr. Robert Rice Jr. contract in March after only seven out 21 aircraft had been delivered, due to what it said were missed delivery deadlines. Mr. Rice is a former engineer in the U.S. Air Force, he established also the Rice Aircraft Services Inc. in 2003. His firm refurbished and resold […]

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China JH-7A Fighter-Bomber to boost for PLA’s electronic Warfare Capability

The People’s Liberation Army is excited that its innovative JH-7A “Flying Leopard” fighter bomber can help equip China a much-needed boost in aerial electronic warfare. The JH-7A is an upgraded version of the JH-7 twin-engine fourth generation aircraft manufactured by the Xi’an Aircraft Industry Corporation. The fighter-bomber is said to be the most important step […]

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AFP to Secure Oil Deepwater Drill in West Philippine Sea

Public affairs office chief, Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said that the activity to be carried out by an Australian-Filipino consortium would be protected by the Philippine Navy. Its serving for them since they have to protect the territory, the military official did not disclose how many units or […]

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