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Facing CAATSA, the Philippines cancels Mi-17 helicopter procurement
Air Bilateral Relations

Facing CAATSA, the Philippines cancels Mi-17 helicopter procurement

The Philippines has cancelled a deal worth $227 million to purchase 16 Mil Mi-17 Hip transport helicopters from Russia for the PAF.

The Philippines selected ROK’s HHI to build six new OPVs
Navy / Maritime

The Philippines selected ROK’s HHI to build six new OPVs

The Philippine Navy has recommended awarding a contract to build six new Offshore Patrol Vessels to the ROK shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

The Philippines will Proceed with the Mi-17 contract
Air

The Philippines will Proceed with the Mi-17 contract

The Philippines will proceed with plans to acquire 17 Mi-17 helicopters from Russia, Department of National Defence (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Wednesday. Lorenzana explained that the contract was signed and the down payment made before the war took place in Ukraine. He added “only time will tell” if the procurement contract will be affected by the crisis.

The Philippines Doubled Black Hawk Order
Air

The Philippines Doubled Black Hawk Order

The Philippines decided to procure an extra 32 S-70i Black Hawk Helicopters, which are worth roughly $ 624 million.

Philippines inked BrahMos Deal with India
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Philippines inked BrahMos Deal with India

Philippines and India inked the $374.9 million worth deal for BrahMos shore-based anti-ship cruise missile system for the Philippine Navy.

The Philippines to acquire 32 new S-70i Black Hawks
Air

The Philippines to acquire 32 new S-70i Black Hawks

The Philippines is buying 32 S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary PZL-Mielec in Poland to supplement its existing fleet of 12, the country’s defence chief said on Sunday, as it tries to improve disaster response capabilities. The Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin business owns the PZL-Mielec factory.

Manila Expects 1st batch of Turkish T129B in December
Air

Manila Expects 1st batch of Turkish T129B in December

Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes, head of the PAF, stated Tuesday night that the first batch of six Turkish-made T129 "ATAK" attack helicopters would arrive in December.