The Philippines expands US access to its military bases. What could be the reason behind this expansion? 

The United States and the Philippines announced an agreement on Friday to give US troops access to four other bases in the Southeast Asian country as longtime allies try to counter China’s military buildup. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin of the United States signed an agreement to increase collaboration in “strategic regions of the country” during … Read more

India to deliver BrahMos missile to Philippines in early 2023

According to recent reports by ANI, the first deliveries of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines will begin in 2023, co-director of the joint Russian-Indian venture BrahMos Aerospace Alexander Maksichev said in a statement. The USD 375-million deal for the supply of BrahMos missiles to the Philippines was reached in January and is … Read more

Philippines buy 6 new Korean-built ships in one go, spend $573 million

The South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries has got a contract to supply the Philippine Navy with six new 2,400-tonne offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). In recent years, southeast Asian navies have also expanded their armies. Compared with Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and other countries, the Philippines, which has limited economic strength, started a little later, but in … 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

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

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

Can the Philippines’ BrahMos Missiles Really Deter China?

After much chatter going back to 2019, it is finally a done deal: Earlier this month, the Philippines announced that it had inked an agreement worth $375 million to procure the Indo-Russian BrahMos anti-ship missile and its supporting assets. The mainstream argument is that the supersonic weapon will improve Manila’s anemic defense capabilities, especially as the … 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

Philippines allocates $375 to buy BrahMos missiles from India

BrahMos is the main weapon system of the Indian Navy warships and has been deployed on almost all of its surface platforms BrahMos missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound Philippines on Friday accepted BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd’s to supply Shore-Based Anti-Ship Missile System Acquisition Project … Read more

Philippines allocates funds to purchase BrahMos missile from India

The government of the Philippines is set to become the first foreign buyer of the Indian/Russian BrahMos cruise missile, one of the fastest anti-ship missiles in the world. The acquisition would give the Philippines The Philippines is set to become the first foreign customer for the BrahMos cruise missile system jointly developed by India and … Read more