China, France denounce US nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia

China on Thursday, September 16, denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region. Under the arrangement, dubbed AUKUS, the United States and Britain will provide Australia with the technology and capability to… Continue reading China, France denounce US nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia

South Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, September 15, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as it aims to better counter North Korea’s growing capabilities. South Korea’s missile test came the same day as North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles off its east… Continue reading South Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

Marines’ AAVs return to base after first forward deployment

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The first Philippine Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) Platoon on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, returned to base after their maiden tour as forward-deployed forces in Palawan as part of the Marine Amphibious Ready Unit (MARU). Their return was welcomed by Maj. Francel P. Mendoza PN(M) (GSC), Deputy Commander of the Assault Armor Battalion, and… Continue reading Marines’ AAVs return to base after first forward deployment

Navy conducts Joint Amphibious Operations on land and at sea during Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

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The Philippine Fleet, under the command of RADM Alberto B. Carlos PN, Commander Philippine Fleet, conducted a joint amphibious operation on land and at sea on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite, as part of the Exercise “PAGBUBUKLOD.” The goal of Exercise Pagbubuklod is to evaluate the Command’s organizational structure,… Continue reading Navy conducts Joint Amphibious Operations on land and at sea during Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

3 BIFF members surrender, hand over weaponry to Philippine Army’s 92IB

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Three more members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters surrendered and gave over their rifles to forces from the 92nd Infantry Battalion on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Brig. Gen. Ignatius Patrimonio, Commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, received them in Old Capitol, Barangay Satan, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao. The former violent extremists known as a.k.a.… Continue reading 3 BIFF members surrender, hand over weaponry to Philippine Army’s 92IB

NPA attempt to carry out terror attack in Misamis Occidental foiled by Philippine Army’s 10IB

The Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry (STEADY… ON) Battalion stopped a terror attack by the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) in Barangay Napangan, Don Victoriano Chiongbian, Misamis Occidental on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. “Our troops received information from concerned citizens that the weakened Guerilla Front Sendong operating in MisOcc is attempting to conduct arson of equipment of… Continue reading NPA attempt to carry out terror attack in Misamis Occidental foiled by Philippine Army’s 10IB

China deploys anti-stealth radars in West Philippine Sea to detect US F-35C jets — Military expert

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Anti-stealth radars are being used by China to detect F-35C aircraft currently stationed on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in the West Philippine Sea. On Wednesday, Fu Qianshao, a Chinese military specialist, told the Global Times that “China has already developed a number of anti-stealth radar systems, so the F-35C can be detected. China… Continue reading China deploys anti-stealth radars in West Philippine Sea to detect US F-35C jets — Military expert

COVID-19 pandemic delays funding for three major DND projects

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The government ‘s move to prioritize its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response has prompted the allocation of funds for three major military modernization projects to be postponed, according to the country’s defense chief. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in an online press briefing on Thursday, when asked if any modernization contracts would be completed before… Continue reading COVID-19 pandemic delays funding for three major DND projects

Top NPA leader, 8 comrades surrender to 23IB in Agusan del Norte

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A prominent leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) and eight of his adherents on Wednesday surrendered to the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB) at the unit’s headquarters in Barangay Alubihid, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. The surrenderers are members of the defunct Guerrilla Front 4A (DGF-4A), North Central Mindanao Regional Committee of the NPA, armed wing… Continue reading Top NPA leader, 8 comrades surrender to 23IB in Agusan del Norte

House approves on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND Accord

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The House of Representatives approved a bill on second reading on Wednesday that institutionalizes the 1989 accord between the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) into the UP Charter. House Bill 10171, which aims to amend Section 11 of Republic Act 9500, or the University of the Philippines Charter… Continue reading House approves on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND Accord