Category: Defense

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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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Indonesia and Philippine Navy Maritime Maneuver Begins

Four naval warships will be used in Maritime Training Activity. Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao will deploy Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas Apolinario Mabini and BRP Liberato Picar, while the Indonesian will be using KRI Layang and KRI Pandarong Warship. The first Philippine-Indonesia Maritime Training Activity starts at the Naval Station Felix, Apolinario, Panacan, on Monday. […]

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Who Else Want to Accept Additional US Coast Guard Cutter?

The United States is giving Vietnam’s coastguard a second cutter vessel, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said last Wednesday, vowing to maintain a regular military presence in the disputed South China Sea. “This ship represents another concrete symbol for our strengthening relationship,” Esper said during a speech to a group of students at the Diplomatic […]

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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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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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North Korea

Failed Negotiation with US–North Korea Launches Another Type of Missile

North Korea test-fired a new variety of tactical guided weapon as a possible sign of its displeasure with unfinished nuclear talks with the United States. North Korea’s latest weapons test emphasized the sensitivity around confronting North Korea’s vast arsenal of missiles. While Washington is preoccupied with North Korea’s attempt to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs, South Korea, […]

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Days Before the US Secretary Visit, China Strongly Disagree with US Operation in the West Philippine Sea

The first visit of the United States Secretary Michael Pompeo to the country acts a great chance for the United States to better know the country’s independent foreign policy, a political analyst said. Pompeo arrives in the Philippines recently and meet with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and pay a courtesy call on President […]

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China Appeal the Philippines Not to Ban Chinese Companies

Two Chinese companies are reportedly interested in buying the Philippines’ largest shipyard, once an important US naval base in the Pacific region. Some Philippine politicians have expressed concern over a possible Chinese takeover, saying it will be a very significant national security issue. An unexpected choice is brewing in the Philippines. Since the start of […]

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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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More Philippine Navy’s High-speed and Missile-armed Multi-purpose Assault Craft (MPAC)

MANILA — Aside from anti-piracy missions, the Philippine Navy’s (PN) high-speed and missile-armed multi-purpose assault craft (MPAC) can also be utilized against large surface targets intruding in the country’s territorial waters. Commander Jonathan Zata, Philippine Navy spokesperson, said this is the essence of “swarming tactic” developed by the Navy for its MPAC fleet. Under the said […]

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Two B-52H Stratofortress Bombers Patrol Over the Vicinity of West Philippine Sea

The two B-52H Stratofortress bombers left Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and crossed the vicinity of the West Philippine Sea, according to a statement issued by the US Pacific Air Forces. “This recent mission is consistent with international law and United States’ long-standing commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the statement added. In […]

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Close Emcounter

US Navy Sailed Johnson and Gaven Reefs in Spratly Islands and The Chinese Navy Response

The Decatur had sailed within 22 kilometers of Johnson and Gaven reefs in the Spratly chain as part of the United States’ FONOP program. The operations are intended to enforce the right of free passage in international waters under international law. Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines also claim the two islets. The photos, published on […]

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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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China Backout Security Meeting With the United States

China has dropped a security meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis that had been planned for this October, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, days after a top Chinese official said there was no reason to panic over tensions between the countries. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday there was […]

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Philippine Coast Guard Acquires 2 Patrol Vessels and 4 Speedboats

The Philippine government has acquired on Wednesday two more 44m class patrol vessels and four more 7m class high-speed boats during a commissioning and handover ceremony at the Headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila. Japan Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the event, together with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PCG Commandant Rear Admiral Elson […]

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Philippines Will Develop Petroleum Blocks Not Disputed by China

The Government has drafted plans to invite oil and gas companies to develop 14 petroleum blocks elsewhere in the archipelago nation.  A Philippine official told the Financial Times that the government was planning a roadshow in the UK, US, and Singapore during the third quarter of this year to drum up investors’ interest in the […]

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