Why only 5 out of 12 FA-50 jets of the Phillipines are operational?

In recent years, South Korea’s arms exports have grown rapidly, especially the T-50/FA-50 “Golden Eagle” advanced trainer/light fighter developed with the assistance of the United States has received orders from many countries, which greatly changed the world’s impression about South Korea’s weapons. However, Philippines recently broke the news that only 5 of the 12 FA-50 … Read more

Philippine Air Force Wants to Add FA-50, More Capable Variant

Currently, the Philippine Air Force owns 12 of the FA-50 light fighter aircraft that it acquired in 2015. The Philippine Air Force intends to increase its holdings of FA-50 aircraft developed by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) company especially the more capable variant of the aircraft. According to report published by the Philippine govt “the Philippine Air Force (PAF) … Read more

Top 5 most powerful fighter aircrafts in Southeast Asia

Singapore has the largest defence budget in the region ($10.7 billion) and possesses the best and most advanced air force, whose inventory includes 40 F-15 strike eagles, 60 F-16 fighting falcons. Southeast Asia has emerged since the 1980s as one of the world’s leading arms markets, with defence industries in the region remaining limited and … Read more

Indonesia to purchase 42 latest generation Rafale fighter from France

Indonesia signed a deal with France Thursday to buy six Rafale warplanes as part of an anticipated total order of 42, Jakarta’s defence minister said, as Paris bolsters military ties in the Asia-Pacific. The agreement was announced as Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto met his French counterpart Florence Parly in Jakarta. “We agreed on the purchase of … Read more

Why Philippines buy “Brahmos” supersonic missiles from India?

On 28th January, 2022 India’s BrahMos Aerospace and the Philippines signed a deal to export three batteries of BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missile to the Philippines worth almost $375 million. It is the first export contract for the joint development of the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missile between India and Russia and will pave the way for … Read more

The Southeast Asia country with the most stealth frigates in the Navy

The Singapore Navy’s Formidable-class multi-role stealth frigates with strong air defense capabilities are truly a formidable force in Southeast Asia. The Formidable-class multi-role stealth frigates are the latest surface platforms to enter into service with the Republic of Singapore Navy, and are multi-mission derivatives of the French Navy‘s La Fayette-class frigate. The six ships form the First Flotilla of the RSN. All 6 Formidable-class frigates have … Read more

After Brahmos Philippines preparing to buy Dhruv and Do-228 aircraft from India

After the Brahmos missile deal Philippines planning to buy at least 7 Dhruv Helicopters and 8 Do-228 aircraft from India to modernize its armed forc On 28 January Philippines signed a contract with India to buy Brahmos missile worth almost $375 million to acquire three batteries of the BrahMos cruise missile. In mid-January, Philippine Defense … Read more

Worried about China, Indonesia spending money on modernizing navy

Indonesia is embarking on a program to modernize its navy and build an effective deterrent to counter acts of encroachment on its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) along its northern maritime boundary. Increased purchase of aircraft and warships Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Panjaitan has emphasized the need to build … Read more

Why did Philippines choose the US F-16 over JAS-39 fighter to confront China?

The Philippine fighter jet expert explained why Philippine Air Force chose the American F-16 over the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen to confront China. Philippine Air Force Modernization  With the “dragon” on the doorstep, the Philippines is in dire need of a strong air force, so Manila has prepared to buy a squadron of US F-16 C/D … Read more

How powerful is the Philippines new ATAK helicopter received from Turkey?

The first two of six T129 ATAK helicopters made by Turkey will be delivered to the Philippines this December. On 18 December 2018, The Philippine Air Force decided to purchase 6 T129 ATAKs for counterterrorism and ground support missions. The first batch of 6 T129 ATAK tactical attack and reconnaissance helicopters produced by Turkey with a total contract … Read more