Tag: AFP Modernization

Cessna C-208B Grand Caravans

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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VLS Missile Launch

Department of National Defense Finalizing Two Missile Armed Warship

MANILA – The contract for the Philippine Navy’s two missile-armed frigates is now being finalized, Department of National Defense (DND) public affairs office chief Arsenio Andolong said Monday. Once the contract is finalized, it will be signed by DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and the duly authorized representative of the winning proponent, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), […]

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Hyundai Heavy Industries

South Korea Hyundai Heavy Industries Awarded Two Missile-armed Frigates Project

MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) has awarded its two missile-armed frigates project to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). This was confirmed to the PNA Friday by DND public affairs service chief Arsenio Andolong. “NOA was given to HHI as GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd) was post-disqualified after it was determined that […]

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M-35 Truck Ph Army

PHP 20 Million M-35 Truck Spare Parts Acquisition

The Philippine Army (PA) is allocating PHP20 million for the procurement of spare parts needed for the maintenance and repair of its M-35 cargo trucks. The Philippine Army Bids and Awards Committee will hold a pre-conference at 9 a.m. on Sept. 5 at its office in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Receipt and opening of bid […]

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TC-90 aircrafts

Japan – Philippines Signing of Agreement on the Lease of Aircraft

Philippines leased five more aircraft patrol with Japan as declared in disclosed documents signed by both parties dealt with the transfer of military equipment’s and technology, essential documents are vital to refrain from being tagged as third party coordination. Japan will lease TC-90 aircrafts, part of their contribution to stronger claims and resistance of the […]

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AgustaWEstland AW-159 ASW Helicopter

AgustaWestland Won 5.4 Billion-Peso Bidding For Anti-Submarine Helicopter

Php 5.4 billion was earmarked to Philippine Navy by the National Government for the acquisition of two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters, sourced from the AFP Modernization Trust Fund according to Bids and Awards Committee that was later confirmed by Department of National Defense Undersecretary for Finance, Modernization, Installations and Munitions Fernando Manalo. Bidding has gone […]

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Turkey Was Tagged as the Lowest Bidder by DND and BAC

Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) was presided by retired general Assistant Secretary Ernesto Boac which declared Aselsan A.S, Turkey as the lowest bidder for Night Fighting System Deal. The company was specifically dealing in electronic warfare gear. Aselsan, Turkey was represented by Murat Unluturk, the owner of Defense Marketing Consultancy (DMC). It’s local partner is […]

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Philippine Air Force FA-50

PAF to Acquire Transmitter, Fire Control Radar

MANILA, Feb. 23  — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated the sum of Php 39,593,364 for the procurement of a transmitter and “FCR” for the avionic system of its brand-new FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” lift-interim fighter aircraft. The latter are sensitive components needed for the efficient operation of the aircraft. Submission and opening of bids […]

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Philippine Air Force 11 Billion Multirole Combat Aircraft Procurement

The Philippines, incontestable country to feed its needs to stronger defense as we fight for our right in claiming the West Philippine Sea territory. Lack of manpower is not really the problem, for we are gigantic for our little island, but lack of technology and the supporting actor itself, the departmental budget. Philippine Air Force […]

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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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C23 Sherpa Aircraft

Philippine Army and Coast Guard 2015- to receive Sherpa C-23B+ Transport Aircraft

British company’s Shorts Brothers and now owned by the Bombardier Aerospace produced the Sherpa C-23B+. US Army used the Sherpa C-23B+ type of aircraft since 1985. The aircraft is capable of landing in soft surface small airfields. It is a medium transport aircraft that can provide troops airdrop, cargo transport, and aeromedical evacuation. The plane can […]

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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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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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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

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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Philippine Navy AW109 Power Helicopter

Maximize the Newly Acquired Ordnance for the Philippine Navy

The two Landing Class Heavy from Australia and additional two AgustaWestland AW109 Power helicopters were blessed during a joint ceremony on Monday. During the Ceremony  President Aquino told the newly appointed Navy Chief Rear Admiral Caesar C. Taccad that his responsibilities are no joke concerning the threats and country’s  security. At the same time he […]

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Philippine Air Force Huey Helicopter

Philippine Air Force New Helicopter Not Defective

The Philippine Air Force denied allegations that five of its seven newly purchased helicopters were malfunctioning due to defects and missing parts when the military held flight demonstrations earlier this month. Philippine Air Force (PAF) used  two helicopters during the flight demonstration last July 2015 to demonstrated to the media and the public the similarities including […]

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Philippine Army Night Fighting System Acquisition

The Department of National Defense (DND) will spend more than Php 1 billion pesos to acquire night fighting system for the Philippine Army. The procurement will be done through open competitive bidding procedures as provided by the implementing rules of the procurement law. The bidding is open to both foreign and local bidders subject to […]

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