20 May '12, 6am

Philippines Looking to Buy Non-USA Combat Aircraft: The Philippines is looking to non-USA sources for combat air...

Philippines Looking to Buy Non-USA Combat Aircraft: The Philippines is looking to non-USA sources for combat air...

Dr. Galvez indicated that his nation was in the market for second-hand combat aircraft and missile-firing gunboats in an effort to modernize the military and build an effective defense force. In consideration of the nation’s budget limitations, the DND seeks to achieve an acceptable balance of cost, capability, maintenance needs, and longevity in purchasing the desired warfighting assets. The Philippines is now locked in a tense maritime dispute with China over ownership and control of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Chinese and Filipino ships have been in a face-to-face standoff for more than a month now with no end in sight. Both nations have dispatched ships to the area to secure their claims to the Shoal and the surrounding waters. Dr. Galvez also stated that the DND is also reviewing the possibility of procuring jet trainers for the Philippine Air Force (PAF...

Full article: http://defense-update.com/20120520_philippines-looking-to...

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