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It completes the Air Force's fleet of 16 Black Hawks.
The Philippine Air Force has received the final batch of the U.S.-made S-70i Black Hawk attack helicopters. In February 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the purchase of Black Hawks in order to boost the country’s air force fleet, considered the weakest in ...
 
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Spell deterrence.
The Philippines can now truly create deterrence in the West Philippine Sea. For the first time in history, the country has acquired Mistral Mk 3 (M3) surface-to-air missiles (SAM), which will be mounted on the navy’s flagship warships: The BRP Jose Rizal ...
 
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Pag-asa island will be turned into a logistics base.
In a move to counter China’s recent activities in the West Philippine Sea, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said it is planning to make improvements and significantly expand the facilities in one of the islands the country currently occupies in the ...
 
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In this province, the pandemic curfew isn't the only thing keeping people indoors after dark.
When curfew begins at nine in my province, there’s not much work left for the barangay tanods to do. Streets are shut as soon as the sun bids goodbye. That’s about normal for a world in lockdown, but here in Misamis Occidental, ...
 
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Sources said the AFP had already made the decision to acquire the tank earlier this year.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines has reportedly selected an Israeli defense company to supply the Philippine Army with light tanks as part of the government’s military modernization program.A report in popular defense blog MaxDefense Philippines, citing sources from within the Philippine ...
 
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Nearly 10,000 troops may be stationed in American bases in the region.
Thousands of the United States’ troops stationed in Germany may be realigned to bases in Asia Pacific, ostensibly to counter the "two great power competitors of China and Russia.” Multiple reports claim the troop redeployment is imminent based on an opinion piece written ...
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