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Fearing US Sanctions, Philippines Scraps Russian Helicopter Deal
July 28, 2022

Fearing US Sanctions, Philippines Scraps Russian Helicopter Deal

By Jim Gomez
The first batch of the multi-purpose Mi-17 helicopters was scheduled for delivery by Russia's Sovtechnoexport in 2024.

Rethinking the Philippines’ Deterrence in the South China Sea
March 26, 2022

Rethinking the Philippines’ Deterrence in the South China Sea

By Erick Nielson C Javier
Manila should change the narrative from a focus on “how to defend” against China toward a more active strategy of deterring China.
Is There an Arms Race Underway in Southeast Asia?
February 08, 2022

Is There an Arms Race Underway in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
Fear of China is driving the region's recent spate of military procurements – but it's not the only factor.

The Philippines Post-VFA: No Easy Choices
February 27, 2020

The Philippines Post-VFA: No Easy Choices

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
If Manila wants to wean itself off the U.S. alliance, it has several options. Each has drawbacks – but so does the status quo.

What’s Next for the Philippines Multirole Fighter Program?
December 30, 2019

What’s Next for the Philippines Multirole Fighter Program?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Southeast Asian state continues to consider choices for its pursuit of additional fighter jets.

Philippines Submarine Quest: What’s in the French Option?
December 06, 2019

Philippines Submarine Quest: What’s in the French Option?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Recent developments have spotlighted the French Scorpene within the choices the Philippines has in a potential submarine quest.

What’s in the New South Korea-Philippines Shipbuilding Pact?
November 20, 2019

What’s in the New South Korea-Philippines Shipbuilding Pact?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The new agreement highlights the continued inroads both countries are making in this realm.
Helicopter Restoration Effort Highlights Philippines Air Force Capabilities  
October 16, 2019

Helicopter Restoration Effort Highlights Philippines Air Force Capabilities  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country continues to move forward with ongoing efforts to boost its aging helicopter fleet.

New Missile-Armed Attack Craft Puts Philippine Military Modernization Into Focus
October 09, 2019

New Missile-Armed Attack Craft Puts Philippine Military Modernization Into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Philippine Navy looks to be moving forward with more integration of a new missile system into its capabilities.

What’s in the New Philippines Joint Service Military Exercise?
September 13, 2019

What’s in the New Philippines Joint Service Military Exercise?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the significance of what would constitute the first engagement of its kind.

What’s in the First Spain Warship Voyage to the Philippines?  
September 09, 2019

What’s in the First Spain Warship Voyage to the Philippines?  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the first such goodwill visit of its kind since the colonial era relationship between the two sides.  
What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?
August 28, 2019

What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at what the new proposed allocations say about the country’s defense outlook for 2020 and beyond.

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