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Philippine Army Will Get this Land-based Weapon System

The Philippines would become the first nation to purchase the missile if the two parties manage to seal an agreement. Indian and the Philippines officials are reportedly negotiating the price terms of a potential sale of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to the Philippines. Part of the negotiations is after-sale logistics to enlist the 292 […]

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US Warship Challenge Chinese Occupied Territory in West Philippine Sea

China on Friday accused the United States of provocative after two separate occasions in a single week, U.S. warships sailed near the islands maintained by Beijing. The U.S. Navy has sent warships on two events in recent days near islands maintained by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea. USS Gabrielle Giffords littoral combat ship […]

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Hermes 450

Philippine Air Force Are Going to Have Advance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

A photo leak from Maxdefense Facebook Page shows the Elbit Hermes 450 medium altitude long endurance UAV. This aircraft painted with Philippine Air Force with a tail number 4001 are being transported to the Philippines. Hermes 450 is a multirole high-performance Tactical Unmanned Air System (UAS) produced by Elbit Systems. It has been serving primarily […]

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Mine Countermeasures

US Navy Mine Countermeasures Ship Visited Palawan

Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, for a port visit for resupply and routine maintenance purposes, May 9. Pioneer and Patriot sailors will also have the opportunity to learn about the Filipino culture and engage with the Puerto Princesa community. For many Filipino-American […]

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The arrival of Several Armoured Vehicle in Jolo, Sulu

Loaded in Philippine Navy BRP Bacolod City (LS-550), several armored vehicles from Philippine Army unloaded in Jolo, Sulu to provide assistance this coming May 13, election. Here’s the arrival of military assets of Armed Forces of the Philippines Several of the newly acquired tanks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines arrive in Jolo Sulu […]

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Vietnam Strongly Oppose Fishing Banned Impose by China in the West Philippine Sea

Vietnam strongly opposed and firmly rejected China’s unilateral decision to ban fishing in the South China Sea where the prohibition of fishing covers the Exclusive Economic Zone of neighboring countries. The ban started on May 1 and will be ended on August 16, 2019. No fishing activities are allowed in parts of the sea under […]

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Two US Navy Warship Challenge Chinese Occupation in Spratly Islands

The United States Navy guided-missile destroyers Preble and Chung Hoon to conduct freedom of navigation operation within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson Reefs in the Spratly Islands, a U.S. military spokesperson told Reuters news agency. According to Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the Seventh Fleet, the innocent passage aimed to challenge excessive […]

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Taiwanese Coast Guard Vessel Threw Stun Grenade at Chinese fishermen

Reported by CNA, on Thursday the Chinese fishing vessels crossed the maritime boundary between China and Taiwan in the waters of Matsu. Despite several warnings by a Taiwanese Coast Guard to leave Taiwan maritime border, the sailors of the Chinese fishing boats refused and threw rocks at the Taiwanese vessel. The Coast Guard patrol boat […]

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Bulgarian Bird Detained and Accused of Spying Yemen

Bulgarian Vulture detained for spying and became hostage to the Yemeni Army. According to Ivelin Ivanov, the army confiscated the bird in suspicion that the vulture is a spy because they think the transmitter is a spy device. After they sent a letter, Yemen Embassy in Bulgaria managed to convince the commander of the army […]

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MOU Between Croatia and the Philippines

Defense Secretary Lorenzana Signed Defense MOU Between PH-Croatian Government

The Department of National Defense recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Defense Cooperation with the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia, increasing bilateral defense relations between the two countries. The Memorandum of Understanding signed by Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Damir Krstičević last […]

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Lots of Patriot Missiles: Google Maps Found Missile Defence Location of Taiwan

Defense Ministry officials in Taiwan are requesting Google to obscure the country’s missile defense locations, which were exposed in 3D detail in the newest upgrade of Google’s satellite map application. Taiwan Defence Minister, Yen Teh-fa said an agency had been set up to work with Google and seek changes to safeguard national security and to […]

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After Basa Airbase Facility, US Military to Open-up Palawan Facility

China has developed military bases and placed missiles on artificial islands in the disputed waters that are subject to claims by many bordering countries, including the Philippines. Recently, the Philippines and the United States on Tuesday launched the first facility under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). Officials present at the inauguration at Basa Air […]

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China Y-9

Japan And South Korea Intercept China Military Aircraft

Japan and South Korea scrambled fighter jets to track a Chinese military aircraft that flew close to their airspace on Thursday. According to Yonhap News Agency, the PLA aircraft believed to be a Y-9 type reconnaissance aircraft entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone on three separate instants within the day without providing any notice […]

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Bataan Nuclear

Defense Secretary Support Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Revival

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana support the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant as its benefits the country. “Wala naman ako nakikita dahil it will just be revived to generate electricity. Hindi naman tayo siguro capable to develop our own nuclear bomb, pero hindi naman siguro yung purpose nun,” Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Lorenzana said […]

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USS Greeneville and Emory S. Land host Philippine delegates aboard ship, submarine during port visit

PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines – The crews of USS Greeneville (SSN 772) and the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) welcomed Philippine officials aboard today for a tour and opportunity to meet and have lunch with submarine force crewmembers. Cmdr. Terry A. Nemec, Greeneville’s commanding officer, hosted Armed Forces of the […]

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Chinese Navy Warship Provoking U.S. Destroyer in West Philippine Sea

China accused the United States of mocking its sovereignty after an American warship cruised near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, further disturbing relations between the two countries.  A Chinese destroyer appeared within meters of the U.S. Navy ship Sunday, forcing it to change direction in what American officials called an […]

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Vietnam Oil Field

China’s Foreign Minister Visited Vietnam and Promised Peaceful Cooperation

Foreign Ministers from China and Vietnam promised to address disputes peacefully. The commitment came during a meeting between Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi who is currently on an official visit to the country. “Both sides should abide by the basic governing principles on resolving maritime issues. […]

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USS Nebraska USS (SSBN-739) Submarine Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile

SAN DIEGO — The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) along with the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 Missiles, March 26. The unarmed test missiles were launched as part of Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) 28 in the Pacific Test Range off the […]

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