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AFP Announces $35 Billion Worth “Re-Horizon 3” Programme
Country Regional / Strategy

AFP Announces $35 Billion Worth “Re-Horizon 3” Programme

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced the “Re-Horizon 3” modernisation program to address evolving security threats.

U.S. Navy Conducts Drills with the Philippine Navy
Navy / Maritime Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

U.S. Navy Conducts Drills with the Philippine Navy

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson participated in joint drills between the U.S. and the Philippines in the South China Sea.

Philippines Receives Final Batch of Turkish T129 Helicopters
Air

Philippines Receives Final Batch of Turkish T129 Helicopters

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received the third batch of two T129 ATAK attack helicopters. The country is expected to order six more.

Navantia offers S80 Isaac Peral class submarines to the Philippines
Navy / Maritime

Navantia offers S80 Isaac Peral class submarines to the Philippines

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia confirmed it had submitted an offer to sell two S80 Isaac Peral class submarines to the Philippine Navy (PN).

TUSAŞ Exported Five ANKA UAVs to Tunisia
Air Expo and Air Show Unmanned Systems

TUSAŞ Exported Five ANKA UAVs to Tunisia

TUSAŞ Marketing and Communications President Bertan Kurt stated how many aerial platforms the company delivered. TUSAŞ delivered five ANKA to Tunisia.

The Philippines Orders Second T129 Batch
Air Bilateral Relations

The Philippines Orders Second T129 Batch

The Philippines, which has procured six T129 ATAK Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance helicopters from Turkiye, TUSAŞ, placed its second order.

The Philippines Wants to Acquire Six T129 ATAK Helicopters
Air

The Philippines Wants to Acquire Six T129 ATAK Helicopters

Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) is very close to selling six additional T129 Atak to the Philippines. The Asia Pacific country has purchased six T129s from Turkiye and is preparing for a new order.

Philippines to Procure Çukurova Defence 4X4X4 Fast Armoured Backhoe Loaders
Land

Philippines to Procure Çukurova Defence 4X4X4 Fast Armoured Backhoe Loaders

The Philippine Army (PA) is expected to formalise an order for four armoured backhoe loaders from Adana-based Turkish company Çukurova Defence to improve the service's combat engineering capabilities. The acquisition of armoured backhoe loaders is part of the Philippine Army's modernisation programme between 2018 to 2022 under its Combat Engineering Equipment Acquisition Project.

Lockheed Martin Extents its C-130J-30 Super Hercules fleet to the Philippines
Air

Lockheed Martin Extents its C-130J-30 Super Hercules fleet to the Philippines

After Indonesia, it is reported that the Philippines will acquire three C-130J-30 Super Hercules military transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin. The Philippine Department of National Defence (DND) released a Procurement Monitoring Report in January 2023.

Saab Gripen and F-16V Struggle for the PAF
Air

Saab Gripen and F-16V Struggle for the PAF

Saab is struggling to win a project to procure 12 new fighter jets in the Philippine Air Force, but its opponent is Lockheed Martin’s F-16V from the U.S.

More Atak Helicopters to the Philippines
Air

More Atak Helicopters to the Philippines

Turkish Aerospace continue to T129 Atak helicopter deliveries to the Philippines. Another two aircraft have been sent to the country.

PAF’s A-29B Super Tucano’s Operational for CAS
Air

PAF’s A-29B Super Tucano’s Operational for CAS

Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced that all six Embraer A-29B “Super Tucano” Close Air Support (CAS) aircraft are in service.

Airbus Delivers the Sixth C295MW For the Philippines
Air

Airbus Delivers the Sixth C295MW For the Philippines

Airbus delivered on November 9 the sixth Airbus C295MW airlifter out of seven ordered to the Philippines Air Force (PAF) in Manila.

Anti-Torpedo System for the Philippines
Navy / Maritime

Anti-Torpedo System for the Philippines

Anti-torpedo systems are vital for modern surface vessels. Many countries are equipping their ships with such countermeasures for additional security.