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  • Did Philippines Gave Up with T129 Atak?
    Did Philippines Gave Up with T129 Atak? 1 July 2020
    The bad news came from the Philippines, which started a comprehensive armament program to improve army capabilities. According to the Philippines media and open sources, the country gave up the procurement of T129 Atak. AS a result of the news; the problems experienced in the export license of LHTEC CTS800 engines that power Atak helicopters shown. In addition, it was mentioned that some imported components used in the platform's avionics are one of the reasons that halted ...
  • Bangladesh, Philippines may acquire KT-1 Woongbi trainers
    Bangladesh, Philippines may acquire KT-1 Woongbi trainers 23 June 2020
    The diplomats of Bangladesh and the Philippines to Republic of Korea (ROK) confirmed that there are ongoing discussions with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) on potential sale of the company’s KT-1 Woongbi turboprop trainer aircraft. The announcement was coincidentally made at the day Turkish Aerospace Hürkus-B trainer crashed in Ankara Beypazari. In a report by Korea JoongAng Daily, Bangladesh Ambassador ROK Abida Islam confirmed her country is considering the ...
  • First Guided Missile Frigate Completed Delivery Voyage
    First Guided Missile Frigate Completed Delivery Voyage 18 June 2020
    The Philippines, which carries out activities for the establishment of the army again with a stronger infrastructure, is experiencing delivery exictement. BRP Joze Rizal (FF 150), the first guided-missile frigate ordered by the Philippines to the Republic of Korea, arrived in the country. Reaching the country in the last week of May, the platform was quarantined for two weeks due to the COVID-19 process. The Frigate was officially put into service with a ceremony attended by Ph...
  • Philippine Navy Plans to Acquire BrahMos Coastal Defence System
    Philippine Navy Plans to Acquire BrahMos Coastal Defence System 11 June 2020
    The Philippine Navy (PN) is interested in having their own shore-based anti-ship missile systems and is eyeing the Indian BrahMos coastal defence system for the requirement. MaxDefense from the Philippines reported that the PN is planning to acquire three batteries to enable an area defence/area denial (A2/AD) capability to protect the country’s territories. The Philippine Army (PA) has earlier announced its intentions to acquire two batteries of the BrahMos land-based missile...
  • New Frigate Set Sail for Delivery
    New Frigate Set Sail for Delivery 21 May 2020
    Philippines, which has prepared a stronger naval infrastructure within the scope of the restructuring of the armed forces, is close to receiving its first guided missile frigate. BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the first platform of the Jose Rizal class frigates ordered by the Philippines to the Republic of Korea, set sail from the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard following the completion of its construction and testing activities. The ship, which sails to the Philippines for the commissi...
  • Philippines to Continue with Turkey for Attack Helicopter Procurement Program
    Philippines to Continue with Turkey for Attack Helicopter Procurement Program 14 May 2020
    The decision was announced in November 2019 that the Philippines would procure six T129 Atak Attack helicopters from Turkey. While no agreement has yet been signed for procuring, the United States has proposed the AH-1Z Viper for the Philippines attack helicopter procurement program. The T129 Atak helicopter is a cost-effective solution than the AH-1Z Viper, Philippine Defence Minister Delfin Lorenzana said, adding that they have allocated a budget of USD 258 million for the pr...
  • Truck Mounted Howitzer Market Increases
    Truck Mounted Howitzer Market Increases 6 May 2020
    Demand for truck-mounted howitzer is increasing day by day thanks to its ease of use as well as low acquisition and operating costs. The Philippines, which has accelerated the procurement process for the reconstruction and armament of the army, announced a new procurement plan. A statement from the Philippines Department of National Defence said the country has acquired new artillery systems. According to official information confirmed by Manila, 155 mm 52 calibre ATMOS self-propell...
  • Apache and Viper Approved
    Apache and Viper Approved 3 May 2020
    The Philippines, which restructuring the army and decided to re-establish many elements after ISIS has started in the country, continues its activities. An important announcement was made in the attack helicopter process of the Philippines, which continues to be armed with limited economic opportunities. The U.S. has approved the possible sale of eight AH-64E Apache Guardian or AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters as part of the country's attack helicopter requirements. ...
  • USA Grants UAV to Malaysia
    USA Grants UAV to Malaysia 30 March 2020
    As part of the USA's capacity building program in Southeast Asian seas, Malaysia received the first ScanEagle 2 UAVs. As part of the Maritime Security Initiative / MSI program, the U.S. will grant UAVs to Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia. As part of the program launched in 2016, a total of 12 platforms will be given to Malaysia. The Malaysian Armed Forces (Malaysian Armed Forces / MAF) received six Insitu ScanEagles along with support equipment. The remaining six...
  • Submarine Movement Increases in Pacific
    Submarine Movement Increases in Pacific 17 March 2020
    The Philippines, which can be described as the gate of the Far East in the Pacific due to its strategic location, is experiencing unusual movements. For the first time in its history, Russia will send submarine to the Philippines. The platform will visit Manila Bay as part of the International Fleet Review (IFR) Exercise. In the statement made by the Russian Navy, ships in Russian inventory will participate in the activity to be carried out near Corregidor and Ba...
  • Radar from Japan for Philippine Air Force
    Radar from Japan for Philippine Air Force 12 March 2020
    The modernization process continues in the Philippine Air Force. In this context, the Philippine National Defence Ministry has reached an agreement with Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for four long-range air defence radars. According to MaxDefence Philippines, the radars included in the deal are the J/FPS-3ME 3D Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) advanced long-range fixed radar system, and the J/TPS-P14ME truck-mounted long-range mobile radar system. The J/FPS-3ME i...
  • FNSS AACE for the Philippine Combat Engineers
    FNSS AACE for the Philippine Combat Engineers 11 February 2020
    FNSS, added a new one to its export successes. FNSS, which has facilities located in Ankara, inked an agreement with Philippines and added new country to its export customers. AACE (Armoured Amphibious Combat Earthmover), which has been operating successfully in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory, will serve in the Philippines Army. FNSS General Manager and CEO Nail Kurt has given good news of export in the interview with Anadolu Agency. While Kurt did not specify how many vehicles ...
  • Additional Investment to ASW Capability
    Additional Investment to ASW Capability 31 January 2020
    The Philippines, which has carrying out the process of restructuring its armed forces, is increasing investments in naval power. Philippine Navy Commander Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad made a statement about the investments to be made for the navy at the retirement ceremony of the phased out ships. "We will acquire two additional anti submarine warfare helicopters to provide long-range patrol-patrol capability for the two corvettes we will procure in the futu...
  • Retirement Season in Navy
    Retirement Season in Navy 30 January 2020
    Philippine Navy entered a period of change and innovation. The Philippine Navy formally decommissioned two naval combat assets during ceremonies held on 29 January 2020 at its naval base in Cavite City. During the ceremonies, PN chief Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad said that the PN needed to retire these ships as they have become more difficult to maintain. The Rizal-class patrol vessel BRP Rizal (PS-74) has been decommissioned after serving the PN for more than 54 years. The former US Nav...
  • Short List on MANPADS Tender
    Short List on MANPADS Tender 27 January 2020
    The Philippines, which has reducing its soldier number and equipments until 2014, when the radical religionist terrorist organization ISIS began to grow stronger in the region, continues its re-armament process. A short list was announced in the tender for the short-range air defence system (MANPADS / Man Portable Air Defence System), which is one of the procurement projects launched for the reconstruction and equipment of the armed forces. French MBDA and Korean LIG Nex1 ...
  • Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA
    Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA 29 December 2019
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received on 18 December 2019, an offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) from French shipbuilder OCEA. The ship will arrive in the Philippines by February 2020. The ship is based from OCEA's OPV-270 design and with a length of almost 84 meters, the largest monohull patrol boat in the world made of aluminium, and is expected to be the PCG's newest flagship and largest patrol vessel. The ship will host 40 offic...
  • Atak Goes to the Philippines 30 November 2019
    The Philippines chose Turkey in an attack helicopter procurement program. It is learned that the Philippines decided to acquire six T-129 Attack Helicopter from Turkey. The Philippines will acquire them as direct procurement from one source without any tender. The agreement will be signed soon.
  • 15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020
    15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020 30 October 2019
    Expos to be nationally attended for 2020 are announced. A total of 15 fairs will be attended in 2020. Two of these fairs are in Turkey and Germany. Remaining expos are in Qatar, Chile, Malaysia, France, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan, Republic of South Africa, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) will provide national participation to nine of the fairs. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI) will provide national participation t...
  • Regional Power Wars in Asia
    Regional Power Wars in Asia 9 October 2019
    According to Philippine media reports, the Philippines is considering supplying the BrahMos cruise missile. The missile was developed with a joint subsidiary of Russia and India. “Talks are now ongoing for Philippine Army’s BraHmos missile acquisition project with India,” a senior military official bared. The missile has a ramjet propulsion system and a range of up to 1,900 kilometres. Seeking to supply the land-based variant of the missile, the Philippines is gradually shif...
  • Aircraft Carrier in the Philippines
    Aircraft Carrier in the Philippines 10 August 2019
    The U.S. Navy announced that the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in the Philippines, Manila, August 7. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group includes Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Antietam (CG 54).   “This visit is a great representation of our strong friendship, partnership and alliance with the Philippines, as well as a testament to our...
  • Additional Helicopters to the Philippines
    Additional Helicopters to the Philippines 13 May 2019
    Philippines, which increased their procurement fort he military, has taken delivery of new vehicles after KAAV7A1’s Two AW159 ASW helicopters ordered by the Philippines Navy to be used in the security of trade routes, logistics and naval operations were delivered to the country. The platforms, which are described as having a significant ability leap for the navy, have also been reported to have a anti-submarine warfare capability. The helicopters, which the country will deploy...
  • Helicopter Spare Parts to the Philippines 1 April 2019
    Philippines procured spare parts of US $ 48 million for UH-1 Huey helicopters in its inventory from Japan. It was announced that the spare parts and equipment were donated to the Philippines in order to increase the defence and humanitarian capabilities of the Philippines Army. After retiring its UH-1 Huey helicopters, Japan is trying to dispose of spare parts and hardware in its warehouses and make room for new systems. In a statement from the Philippines, the equipment donated fro...
  • Sector News Issue 69 10 January 2019
    First Flight for Modernised Spartan Indra’s Nightmare Simulation SB1 Defiant, Counting Days Major Step in Electrical Propulsion ATAK, On Its Way to the Philippines TEI Powers ANKA Nurol’s Ejder, Seen in Qatar Croat Ship to Feature ASELSAN MUHAFIZ
  • Philippines and Turkey Inked MoU
    Philippines and Turkey Inked MoU 18 December 2018
    Turkey, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines. Agreement between the Philippines and Turkey is on the defence industry cooperation.       With the agreement signed to increase cooperation between the two countries, the two countries will cooperate in defence. In addition to many projects, the procurement of weapons, ammunition and pistols is expected to continue. Besides, many projects such as T129 Atak helicopters, un...
  • The South of Asia-Pacific is on the Move: INDODEFENCE 2018
    The South of Asia-Pacific is on the Move: INDODEFENCE 2018 8 December 2018
    Organised in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta on 7-10 November, IndoDefence 2018 was significant for demonstrating not only local defence requirements but also consequences of Chinese-centred mobility observed recently in the Asia-Pacific region.   Composed of a thousands of islands scattered along the intersection point of the Pacific and the Indian oceans, the highly-populated Indonesia suffers mainly from marine-based security problems just like the neig...
  • Philippines to acquire Less Than 10 T129
    Philippines to acquire Less Than 10 T129 7 December 2018
    The Philippine Air Force’s technical working group (TWG) has identified the combat utility and attack helicopters that have met its requirements to fulfil its capability demands. 24pilipinas.com stated that Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the TWG has recommended the Sikorsky Black Hawk for its combat utility helicopter acquisition project, while the T129 ATAK of the Turkish Aerospace Industries was selected for its attack helicopter project. Lorenzana sa...
  • Philippines' Technical Choice is Atak
    Philippines' Technical Choice is Atak 28 November 2018
    According to a news published in the Philippines, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has issued important reports. T129 Atak took a step forward for the Philippines according to a report. In the report, the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Philippine Air Force has submitted a positive rating report for the T129 Attack helicopter in its technical evaluation studies carried out under the attack helicopter procurement program. The report was confirmed at a ceremony attended by the PAF ...
  • Indonesia Announces Export Data
    Indonesia Announces Export Data 26 November 2018
    Indonesian Ministry of Defence announced military export revenues. According to official data announced by an official from the Ministry of Defence, Jakarta exported a total of 284.1 million USD between 2015 and 2018. PT Dirgantara Indonesia, PT PAL and PT Lundin Shipyards and PT Pindad companies realized a large portion of sales. In this process, only PTDI sales amounted to US $ 161 million. The company earned most of its revenue from CN 235-220 and NC212. Sales were made to Senega...
  • Philippines, Bangladesh are interested in Turkish-Indonesian KAPLAN MT Tanks
    Philippines, Bangladesh are interested in Turkish-Indonesian KAPLAN MT Tanks 7 September 2018
    The Philippines and Bangladesh are likely to order about 100 KAPLAN medium tanks which are co-produced by Turkish defence contractor FNNS and Indonesia's PT Pindad. Windu Paramata, the head of the medium tank project at PT Pindad said the two countries had expressed willingness to buy 40 to 50 units each. "In October, we will be demonstrating medium tanks there, as a condition for the procurement of defence equipment in their countries," Paramata told Anadolu Agency on Friday.
  • New Helicopters to Philippines
    New Helicopters to Philippines 31 July 2018
    The Philippine Navy will receive two AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters. Anti-submarine warfare capable helicopters will be delivered in March 2019. When the helicopters are put into service, they will be deployed to the new frigates ordered by the Navy to Republic of Korea. In 2016, the Philippines signed an agreement with Leonardo for anti-submarine warfare helicopter of US $ 101 million. The Lynx Wildcat helicopters, which can be managed by a two-man crew, have a maxim...
  • Additional Broncos to Pacific
    Additional Broncos to Pacific 25 July 2018
    The Philippines wants to increase aerial COIN (Counterinsurgency) capability. In this context, Philippines requested four additional Rockwell OV-10 Bronco from the US, had previously supplied two OV-10As and two OV-10Gs. The Philippines, which plans to replace these aircraft with the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano from the end of 2019, has already received two Cessna 208B Grand Caravans and 12 FA-50s, all adapted for ISR missions. Philippines who struggle with a struggling t...
  • Indonesian unmanned aviation squadron to be formed
    Indonesian unmanned aviation squadron to be formed 14 July 2018
    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia) is establishing its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron to oversee the service’s unmanned naval aviation requirements. The first equipment will be Insitu ScanEagle. Indonesia is currently anticipating the delivery of four Insitu ScanEagle UAVs from the US government. The UAVs are granted by the US government under a capacity-building programme for Southeast Asian navies known as the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI). The The...
  • T-129 Atak preliminary talks in Philippines
    T-129 Atak preliminary talks in Philippines 11 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is at preliminary talks in Philippines for 23 T-129 helicopter according to kokpit.aero. This country has  AW159 in its inventory. AW159 helicopters have same engine family onboard with T-129. It is believed that this common use would provide advantage to Turkey.
  • Elbit Touch on Philippine M113's
    Elbit Touch on Philippine M113's 19 June 2018
    Elbit will upgrade capabilities of the M113A2 vehicles in the Philippines Army inventory. Under the agreement signed between Philippines and Elbit, 44 M113A2 will undergo upgrade. Among these enhancements will be the integration of Elbit production Dragon 12.7 millimeter remote controlled weapons station and Combat NG Battlefield Management System (BMS). Soltam Cardom 81 mm mortar system will be integrated to five of the 44 vehicles In the inventory of the Philippine Army ...
  • Sea Giraffe to the Philippines
    Sea Giraffe to the Philippines 21 May 2018
    Philippines ordered Sea Giraffe AMB radar. Saab produced radar will be integrated into the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) frigates of the Philippines, along with 9LV radar control systems and screens to increase situational awareness. Radars will be delivered after the FMS (Foreign Military Sales) agreement between the US and the Philippines. Philippines has supplied two ships from the United States in 2011 and 2013. Sea Giraffe...
  • Contested Deployment by China
    Contested Deployment by China 4 May 2018
    Beijing has installed anti-ship cruise and surface-to-air missiles in the Spratly islands west of the Philippines, the Chinese foreign ministry has confirmed. Intelligence assessments say the missile platforms were moved to the outposts in the strategic Spratly Islands within the past 30 days. The land-based anti-ship cruise missiles, designated as YJ-12B, allow China to strike surface vessels within 295 nautical miles while the long-range surface-to-air missiles designate...
  • ScanEagle Grant to the Philippines
    ScanEagle Grant to the Philippines 13 March 2018
    The Philippine Air Force (PAF) received 6 ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on 13 March from the US through a foreign military financing grant which is estimated at $13.76 million. The UAVs will be used in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in support of internal security and counterterrorism operations. 
  • Philippines Cancelled Helicopter Order
    Philippines Cancelled Helicopter Order 12 February 2018
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday ordered the cancellation of a $233-million agreement to purchase 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters with Canada.  The Philippines and Canada formally signed the helicopter deal on 6 February. However, the Canadian government had raised concerns over Philippine's acquisition on the ground of possible human rights violations. In response, Duterte ordered the cancellation of the agreement and said they will look for another...
  • Indigenous Solution for Humanitarian Missions
    Indigenous Solution for Humanitarian Missions 2 January 2018
    The Philippines has commissioned two indigenously built multi-mission offshore vessels (MMOVs) on 21 December which will boost the country's humanitarian assistance and fishery patrol capabilities. The vessels have been christened BRP Lapu-Lapu, and BRP Francisco Dagohoy respectively. The construction of the vessels began in January 2016, and the vessels were subsequently launched in August. 50.5 m in overall length, the vessels are p...
  • Super Tucano Order by Philippines
    Super Tucano Order by Philippines 1 December 2017
    Embraer announced yesterday a firm order of six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The aircraft will be deployed for close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counter-insurgency missions. Deliveries will start in 2019.