Philippines has decided to accept firearms offer from China which will be payable over 25 years, President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday.
"China is pressing me on the firearms, which are already there. I'll accept them. They're rushing it," Duterte was quoted as saying by AP. Duterte further said that he'll ask his defense secretary to send military officials to China to receive the firearms.
Philippines is also considering purchasing sniper rifles from Russia. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Philippine army and marines would undertake a study to see whether a deal could be forged.
Philippines has turned to other countries for defense equipment as it is struggling to modernize its underfunded military in recent years, after its fall out with Obama Administration.
Philippines is now eyeing to import weapons and armory from Pakistan in the wake of the South East Asian countrys strained relationship with the USA. The move diversifies the country's sources from the US,
Russian Concern Kalashnikov briefed the Philippine Embassy in Moscow on its new and improved AK 47 rifles amid President Rodrigo Dutertes announcement calling off the deal to buy 26,000 M-4 rifles from the US for the nations police force. "I would like to announce now, that the 26,000 M16s that was maybe ordered, or were ordered already, I am ordering its cancellation," Duterte said Tuesday
Philippines will cancel the purchase of 26,000 assault rifles from the US after the sale was halted by the US state department and would instead purchase weapons from Russia. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to cancel their planned purchase of some 26,000 M-4 assault rifles from the US
The Phililippines plans to halt 28 military exercises that are carried out with US forces each year in addition to stopping joint naval patrols in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told local media Friday that he told the U
The Philippine Air Force is likely to commence procurement of attack helicopters and close-air support (CAS) aircraft in 2017 for possible purchase the following year. In addition, the Philippines is looking to procure additional KAI FA-50 aircraft from Korea as well as additional AW 109 attack helicopter from Agusta Westland
The Philippines has decided to shelve planned upgrades to facilities on Spartly islands it controls, such as repairing an eroded runway, to avoid incurring Chinas wrath. The Philippine foreign ministry sent a note verbale to the Chinese embassy last month after confirming a report from the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies about Chinas arms buildup in the Spratlys, Reuters reported Tuesday
Philippines will be establishing space agency for application of global navigation satellite systems to address the need of national security and disaster management. The senator Sen
A pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution imaging satellites, SuperView-1 01 and SuperView-1 02 launched by China on Wednesday, are currently deemed to be problematic as the two main payloads did not reach their intended orbit
Philippines has been offered guns and equipment worth US$14 million (RM62.6 million) by China to fight against drugs and terrorism
Chinese military analysts have said that the US underwater drone that was seized in South China Sea last week must have gathered military intelligence like the movements of submarines. Song Zhongping, a military commentator at Phoenix TV, told the
US has approved the proposed sale of $25 million worth AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars to Philippines. The sale also includes installation, training, testing, and support services, The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday
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