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BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) frigate

Philippine Navy successfully fires C-Star ASCM

The Philippine Navy announced on 8 May that its Jose Rizal-class missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), had successfully hit a surface target with...

Philippines releases further funds for corvette construction

The Philippine Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released the fourth milestone payment worth US$106 million to fund the ongoing construction of two...
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The Pros and Cons of Joining the Big League of Arms...

South Korea’s rapid rise as a defence manufacturer is resulting in increasingly tougher challenges to its export policy. Although China might be Asia’s top defence...
Second Thomas Shoal

China Puts Squeeze on Philippine Reefs in South China Sea

Second Thomas Shoal has emerged as a South China Sea flashpoint, as China smothers Philippine aspirations to protect its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This...
Fly-by and assorted vessels at the conclusion of the naval demonstration. (Andrew Drwiega)

Naval Sector Strong at Malaysia’s LIMA 23 Defence Show

LIMA 23 made a welcome return to the international event circuit boasting a heavy naval presence. Malaysia is one of the nations in the Asia...
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Submarines Resurgent

Submarines are undergoing a renaissance in the Asia-Pacific region. Excluding mini-submarines, approximately 230 are in service. With a growing naval superpower present in the Asia-Pacific...

Israel Shipyards delivers third batch of fast patrol crafts to Philippines

The Philippine Navy has received the third batch of Shaldag Mk V fast attack interdiction craft built by Israel Shipyards on 18 November, the...

Philippines Undersecretary Of National Defense Visits Hanwha Ocean

Philippines Undersecretary of National Defense, Irineo Espino, embarked on a visit to South Korea to attend the prestigious ADEX 2023 exhibition. During his stay,...
Hanwha Ocean Geoje Shipyard - No. 1 Dock

Philippines Undersecretary of National Defense Visits Korean Navy’s Submarine Force Command...

Philippines Undersecretary of National Defense, Irineo Espino, embarked on a visit to South Korea to attend the prestigious ADEX 2023 exhibition. During his stay,...

Australia and Philippines boost strategic cooperation

Australia and the Philippines jointly announced that both countries have entered into a strategic partnership during the inaugural meeting of Australian Prime Minister Anthony...

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