5 additional Black Hawk S-70i helicopters turnover to AFP

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received five brand-new Sikorsky S-71i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters from Poland, bolstering its lift and transport capabilities. “Five brand new Sikorsky 70i BlackHawk helicopters were welcomed into our air fleet last December 3, completing the delivery of 16 units. These five new helicopters will further improve the lift capability… Continue reading 5 additional Black Hawk S-70i helicopters turnover to AFP

DND chief says reforms had a key role in Philippines’ ‘modest’ defense integrity rating

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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the country’s Defense System of Management played a key role in the rating given by Transparency International in its Government Defence Integrity Index 2020 Report. The Defense System of Management refers to the DND’s judicious use of resources in its acquisitions for the continued improvement of… Continue reading DND chief says reforms had a key role in Philippines’ ‘modest’ defense integrity rating

President Duterte has never wavered in affirming PH arbitral win over China — Nograles

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The allegation that President Rodrigo Duterte’s denunciation of China’s actions in the West Philippine Sea was “too little, too late” is unfounded, according to Malacañang. Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles refuted allegations of Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), claiming Duterte has always been consistent in affirming the country’s arbitral… Continue reading President Duterte has never wavered in affirming PH arbitral win over China — Nograles

Philippine Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force commence joint HADR exercise

The Philippine Army and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) formally opened the first-ever Japan-Philippines Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) Training Exercise on Tuesday, November 16, at the Mandirigtas Training Area, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Japanese Ministry of Defense representative Maika Saito and Col. Yu Nakano, Japan’s defense attache to the Philippines and Col. Jt… Continue reading Philippine Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force commence joint HADR exercise

Delivery of S-70i Black Hawk helicopters has been completed — PAF

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The Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced on Tuesday that the delivery of 16 Polish-made S-70i “Black Hawk” combat utility helicopters has been completed. Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Maynard Mariano told reporters that the last batch of five S-70i “Black Hawk” helicopters arrived at the Clark Air Base in Angeles City, Pampanga on Monday morning.… Continue reading Delivery of S-70i Black Hawk helicopters has been completed — PAF

Army chief pledges to be nonpartisan in 2022 elections

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In an exclusive interview with CNN Philippines on Saturday, November 6, 2021, Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino vowed that the Army will remain non-partisan in the coming elections. “We have always been a professional organization and we abide by that. And I suppose in the coming elections, we will again be called… Continue reading Army chief pledges to be nonpartisan in 2022 elections

Philippines, Spain inks intel protection pact

The Department of National Defense (DND) of the Philippines and the National Intelligence Center (CNI) of Spain inked on Thursday, November 4, 2021, a “Protection of Classified Information in the Field of Defense” agreement. “Recognizing the importance of information sharing in fostering mutual understanding and closer cooperation between security partners, an agreement between the Department… Continue reading Philippines, Spain inks intel protection pact

Philippine Army honors the Marawi Siege’s fallen heroes

During the Marawi Siege’s 4th-year anniversary in Marawi City on Saturday, October 16, 2021, the Philippine Army joined the government and the Filipino people in honouring the fallen heroes. “As we remember the liberation, we also commemorate our fallen and living heroes who have selflessly served to restore the peace in the city,” Army Commanding… Continue reading Philippine Army honors the Marawi Siege’s fallen heroes

Defense chief Lorenzana led the handover of 5 S-70i Black Hawks, 4 ScanEagle UAS

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the turn-over, acceptance, and blessing of five S-70i Black Hawks and four ScanEagle UAS at Clark Air Base, Pampanga on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The S-70i helicopter can be adapted for roles like as troop transport and air assault, command and control, border patrol, search and rescue, freight lift, and… Continue reading Defense chief Lorenzana led the handover of 5 S-70i Black Hawks, 4 ScanEagle UAS

Philippine Army receives HADR equipment from Japan

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The Philippine Army received Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) equipment donated by Japan in a Hand-Over and Blessing Ceremony at the Army Headquarters in Taguig City on October 6, 2021. The Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines, His Excellency Kazuhiko Koshikawa, the Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana, and the Commanding General of the… Continue reading Philippine Army receives HADR equipment from Japan