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Philippine Army selects Sabrah light tank

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The Philippine Army has selected Sabrah light tank for the Philippine Army’s Light Tank Acquisition Project. The Israeli company Elbit Systems has won a $196 million contract to produce and supply the Sabrah 105mm light tank based on General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) tracked platform ASCOD 2 and wheeled platform Pandur II. According to […]

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No money, Philippines will not buy American attack helicopters

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Philippines delays the purchase of AH-1Z Viper or AH-64E Apache attack helicopters offered by the United States under the two Foreign Military Sales (FMS) package, according to INQUIRER.net. Philippine’s Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana also said that the American offers are too expensive for the country. “The money allotted to buy attack helicopters is only P13 […]

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U.S. brings advanced F-35B fighters to Philippines’ Balikatan exercise for first time

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The advanced F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), with embarked Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) 4, led by 4th Marine Regiment, arrived in Subic Bay on March 30, 2019, in preparation for Exercise Balikatan. According to a Stars and Stripes news report, […]

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Philippines, Bangladesh to procure 100 Kaplan medium tanks

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The Philippines and Bangladesh have put an order for 100 Kaplan medium tanks which are co-produced by Turkish defense contractor FNSS and Indonesia’s PT Pindad, said Windu Paramata, the head of the medium tank project at Pindad. That was reported by the Anadolu Agency. Paramata said the two countries had expressed willingness to buy 40 to […]

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PT Pindad close to starting modern medium-weight tank production

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Indonesian defence company PT Pindad is nearing serial production of the modern medium-weight tank production called Kaplan MT (Medium Tank) developed jointly by Turkish company FNSS. PT Pindad has announced that company is close to starting Kaplan MT production at a new factory in Indonesia, which series production expects will begin in 2019. FNSS and PT Pindad initiated […]

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Philippine Air Force orders 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters

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Bell Helicopter, part of American conglomerate Textron, announces the signature of a purchase agreement with the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) for 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters that will be operated by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on 6 February. The 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters, fully configured and equipped with advanced features, are being acquired as part […]

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Airbus Helicopters PHL offers new H145M helicopter for Philippines

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Airbus Helicopters Philippines Inc. has offered the new H145M light military helicopter for Armed Forces of the Philippines. According to the GMA, the Airbus Helicopters Philippines Inc. is in talks with the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the latter’s possible purchase of military helicopters. “There are ongoing talks between Airbus and the Philippine military for the purchase of helicopters,” […]

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South Korea completes delivery of FA-50PH fighter jets to Philippines

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South Korea has completed the delivery of FA-50PH fighter jets for the Philippine Air Force, that was reported by news.abs-cbn.com. Two more FA-50PH fighter jets from South Korea arrived on 31 May morning at the Philippine Air Force Harribon Hangar in Clark Airbase, Pampanga. The latest batch completes the PAF acquisition of 12 FA-50PH fighter […]

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Japan Weighing Exporting MSDF Trainer Planes to Philippines

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Japan is considering offering training aircraft to the Philippines, which would mark the first time it has exported used defense equipment overseas. If realized, the shipment of aircraft to the Philippines is seen as a way of strengthening Japan’s ties with Southeast Asian nations through defense cooperation in light of China’s maritime advances. The move […]

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DND seals deal on 28 Israel-made armored infantry fighting vehicles

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The Department of National Defense has signed a P882-million contract with an Israel-based firm for the purchase of 28 armored infantry fighting vehicles. DND Assistant Secretary Patrick Velez said in an interview on Thursday that the deal was signed last week with Elbit Systems Land and C4L for the “very capable” vehicles. Velez declined to […]

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