Category: Military

US Japan and Australia Destroyer

Trilateral Patrol of Naval Destroyer in the West Philippine Sea

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the South China Sea for multinational exercises, Oct. 19. Participants included John S. McCain, JS Kirisame (DD 104) of the JMSDF, and HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) of the RAN. These exercises […]

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Philippine NAvy Patrol Ships

Philippine Navy Ready to Protect Ships Engaged in Oil Exploration

Philippine Navy (PN) is ready to protect Filipino ships that would conduct oil exploration and survey in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). “I cannot predict what will happen next but I (would like) to inform you that the Philippine Navy is ready to protect our vessels conducting oil exploration or conducting surveys in our areas, […]

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Philippine Navy’s BRP Conrado Yap Corvette to Guard Palawan Waters

The Philippine Navy (PN) will deploy its anti-submarine corvette, the BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), to help secure Palawan waters. Palawan is home to Philippines ‘ oil and gas field. The Malampaya gas field or the Malampaya-Camago field is a deepwater gas-condensate reservoir, located in the Service Contract 38 license area, located offshore, 65 km northwest […]

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Philippine Navy Newest Warship–Sea Trials Successful

The first sea trials of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the country’s first-ever guided-missile frigate, confirmed successfully. According to Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, the first sea trials which took place last November 23 to 27 were successful. Even the tests reach Sea State 4 conditions. Sea State 4 […]

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Philippine Army Recovered AK-47 Rifle and Munitions

Government troops seized ammunition and electric wires used to explode improvised explosive devices (IEDs) following an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas before midnight Sunday in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Soldiers recovered 23 rounds of ammunition for AK47 rifle and an AK47 magazine assembly, along with several meters of electric wire. They also found […]

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Philippine Air force Cobra Helis

Philippine Air Force Cobra’s Are Here!

Recently Antonov An-124 Ruslan heavy strategic airlifter arrive in Clark Air Base today, bringing the Philippine Air Force Bell AH-1S Cobra attack helicopter. This information is confirmed by the Maxdefense community lately. The attack helicopter, Bell AH-1S Cobra gunships previously used by the Royal Jordanian Air Force and were offered to the Philippines in 2017. […]

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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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Philippine Navy Newest Warship Undergoes Sea Trials

BRP Jose Rizal (FF150), the very first of two multi-mission frigates built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries for the Philippine Navy, has begun sea trials. Over the next several days, a specialized crew from the shipyard will be onboard as the ship cruises in oceans off Ulsan, Busan, and Mokpo for maneuverings and […]

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Made in France: Philippine Coast Guard Ship Set to Arrive

Several officers and members of the sailing crew arrive in France for familiarization training for the PCG’s first offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV 8301). The team will conduct two-month vessel familiarization training in Les Sables-d’Olonne in France. Some personnel from the Coast Guard Surface Support Force and Coast Guard Weapons, Communications, Electronics and […]

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Philippine Air Force Going to Receive Best Attack Helicopter

The Philippine Air Force is ready to receive the two Attack Helicopter from Jordan, but unfortunately on another delay. According to the Philippine Air Force chief, the attack helicopters supposedly arrived this month. But is delayed again due to pilots ongoing training. The delivery will be move early next year. The Jordanian government-guaranteed last year, […]

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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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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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FA-50

US Delivers Weapons for the Philippine Air Force

On Saturday, The US Embassy in Manila said that “officials from the Joint United States Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) recently provide 1,040 rocket motors and 992 rockets to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) through the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA).” Philippine Air Force received counterterrorism weapons and equipment from the United States to help its […]

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U.S. Delivers Two C-208B Surveillance Aircraft to Philippine Air Force

VILLAMOR AIR BASE, Philippines (July 27, 2017)—The U.S. formally delivered two new Cessna 208B (C-208B) Grand Caravan Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) during a handover ceremony, Thursday. The delivery of the aircraft is part of a $33 million package through the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act Building Partnership […]

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India Increases Counter Terrorism Cooperation with the Philippines

India has intensified its anti-terror and de-radicalisation cooperation with the Philippines, which is currently fighting a month long siege with Islamic State affiliated militants in the city of Marawi. India provides financial support amounting Php 25 million pesos to the Philippines help rehabilitate the damage of the siege done by the  ISIS affiliated terror groups in […]

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AFP Chief of Staff Visaya

Outgoing Armed Forces Chief Denies Connivance with Marcos

MANILA – Outgoing AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya has denied secretly allow with the Marcos family in the unannounced interment of the late dictator Pres. Ferdinand Marcos last November 18. General Visaya said he would be ready to go jail once proven that the military allowed the family of the late president in burying the […]

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Military Weapons

ASEAN Military Weapons to be used in 26th AARM competition

MANILA – Infantry weapons, widely used by Southeast Asian militaries, will be utilized in the upcoming ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet on Nov. 28. “Weapons (that will be) used by Army shooters for this AARM 2016 are the 7.62mm machine gun, 5.56mm M-16 automatic rifle, 5.56mm carbine rifle, and 9mm pistol,” Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) […]

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