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Philippines mulls revised fighter acquisition programme

The Department of National Defense (DND) is reportedly considering a "new set of specifications" and "quantity" of new combat aircraft for the Multi-Role Fighter...
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Czech defence industry makes Southeast Asia tour

Czech Republic defence companies embedded as part of Czech prime minister Petr Fiala’s official Southeast Asia tour are reportedly in talks to supply equipment...
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Regional countries react to AUKUS and Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine ambition

Southeast Asian countries have raised concerns that Canberra’s decision to develop and procure eight nuclear-powered submarines under a trilateral security partnership with the United...
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Japan set to boost Philippines’ HADR readiness

Japan is providing the Philippine Armed Forces (PAF) with lifesaving equipment adopted by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) under its official development assistance...
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Philippines Insurgency concerning but controllable

Amplified by a suicide bombing and ongoing military clashes, alarm bells are ringing loudly across Southeast Asia: Mindanao, it seems in some quarters, is...
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Glock wins Philippine Police Procurement

The Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management of the Republic of the Philippines declared the Glock 17 Gen4 as the winner...
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Marines kill ISIS-link leader involved in ASEAN Hijacking

On 14 August it was announced that Badong Muktadil, major figure in the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) linked Abu Sayyaf group...
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Philippines acquires howitzers from Israel to battle ISIS

The Philippines Department of National Defence has acquired nine Elbit Systems M-71 155mm towed howitzers to support counter-insurgency efforts in the southern Philippines. The howitzers...
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China provides 3,000 rifles to Philippines

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has provided the Philippines Army with 3000 assault rifles as the force continues its efforts against the ISIS...

Duterte’s Distinct Diplomatic Dancing

Manilla looks towards new alliances in the Asia-Pacific, as it seeks to diversify its defence and diplomatic relationships away from Washington DC. The Philippines’ have...

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