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Ah, found something.
On August 15, 2013, 6 US-made riverine patrol boats arrived at the Philippine Marine Headquarters. These were manufactured by aluminum vessel manufacturer Silver Ships.
The brand new 40-foot vessels were transferred to the country under the Foreign Military Sales program through which the US government facilitated the procurement of the items for the Navy.
The boats were ordered through FMS in 2011 and manufacturing was completed in 2012. Transport and freight problems, however, delayed the boats' delivery from May 2013 to August 2013.
The boats will reportedly be used in shallow water operations but are also capable of traversing open waters.
 

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AgustaWestland has handed over the two AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters to the Royal Thai Army(Source). The delivery forms part of a contract secured by the company to supply two helicopters along with a comprehensive maintenance and training package, to assist army in conducting transport and utility operations throughout the country, in October 2012.

 

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US would ‘help’ Philippines in South China Sea: Navy chief
By Agence France-Presse on Friday, February 14th, 2014

The United States will “help” the Philippines in the event that China occupies disputed islands in the South China Sea, the US Chief of Naval Operations said Thursday.

Admiral Jonathan Greenert also stressed that the US would honour its mutual defence treaty with the Philippines amid a seething territorial conflict with China over the resource-rich waters.

“Of course we would help you. I don’t know what that help would be, specifically. I mean we have an obligation because we have a treaty,” he told students at a state defence college during a visit to Manila.

His remarks — one of the strongest US declarations of support for the Philippines — come as concerns rise that China will attempt to forcefully assert its claim to almost all of the South China Sea.

China’s claim conflicts with that of the Philippines, which has a 1951 treaty with the United States that officials say bind the two partners to defend each other in case of external attack.

The United States has not taken a stand on the conflicting territorial claims over the South China Sea, which also involve Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam.

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US would ‘help’ Philippines in South China Sea: Navy chief
By Agence France-Presse on Friday, February 14th, 2014

The United States will “help” the Philippines in the event that China occupies disputed islands in the South China Sea, the US Chief of Naval Operations said Thursday.

http://www.defencetalk.com/us-would...uth-china-sea-navy-chief-50717/#ixzz2tHgoJzKS
Sounds like another lip service sung by American. They even did nothing to defend their NATO-ally Georgia when attacked by Russia.
 

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Sounds like another lip service sung by American. They even did nothing to defend their NATO-ally Georgia when attacked by Russia.
krn uji coba nyali mrk gagal total. Saat itu ada kurang lebih 1 kompi marinir USA di Georgia dlm rangka latihan bersama jk tdk salah.

Jk waktu itu, Rusia mengurungkan serangan krn kehadiran dan keberadaan marinir USA tsb, sdh pasti NATO bakal datang berbondong-bondong sesuai tradisi NATO selama ini.
 

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Indonesia adds new fighter jets to Air Force​

Indonesias Air Force (TNI AU) has been strengthened by new fighter jets T 50i Golden Eagle made in South Korea. I read in this article that a total of 16 units or a squadron of the fighter jets were handed over by the Ministry of Defense to TNI AU during a ceremony at the military headquarters, here on Thursday, attended by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

 

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Singapore could ultimately decide SABR/RACR showdown in SE Asia



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Rumours continue to circulate suggesting that the USAF is to cancel its CAPES F-16 AESA/avionics upgrade
The effects of such a decision will be keenly felt in Southeast Asia, where Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore are all looking to modernise their own F-16s with an AESA-based upgrade

The story of which industry team will capture the lion's share of the business to upgrade the Lockheed Martin F-16 has taken a new turn, with a decision by Singapore potentially now a 'game winner', while rumours continue to circulate about the US Air Force's (USAF's) future plans for modernising its own F-16 fleet.

The USAF's Combat Avionics Programmed Extension Suite (CAPES) programme was originally intended to involve 300 US F-16 aircraft, all of which would be upgraded with Northrop Grumman's Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) and a set of other onboard systems integrated by Lockheed Martin, the aircraft's original manufacturer.

Both the SABR and its competitor, the Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar (RACR), are active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars designed to replace the F-16's existing Northrop Grumman AN/APG-68 mechanically steered array (MSA) radar set. For its proposed upgrade Raytheon is paired with BAE Systems, which performs the role of integrator and supplier for a new set of cockpit displays, an electronic warfare suite, and a main mission computer.

Taiwan (the Republic of China - ROC) had elected to join the USAF in a joint effort focused on the SABR radar, with Lockheed Martin as the programme integrator, and would have 146 of its aircraft upgraded with this package. The island nation is one of the three near-term export customers for an F-16 modernisation, along with South Korea, with 130 F-16s to be modernised, and Singapore, which is looking to modernise between 60 and 70 of the type.

Taiwan elected to go with the same upgrade configuration as the USAF on the basis that the programme's non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs would be amortised over a total of 446 aircraft. However, there have been rumours for months now that on 4 March the USAF could zero out budgeting for the CAPES upgrade in its 2015 budget plan in an effort to maintain current funding levels for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
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Contracts Confirmed for Malaysia SGPV/LCS radar, Sonar Fits


Thales has firmed up contracts for the supply of three-dimensional (3-D) surveillance radars and low-frequency active/passive towed array sonars for Malaysia's Second Generation Patrol Vessel/Littoral Combat Ship (SGPV/LCS) programme.

In an 18 February announcement, the company said it had signed a letter of award with Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn Bhd (a joint venture between Boustead Heavy Industries and Rheinmetall Air Defence AG) for six SMART-S Mk 2 E/F-band multibeam surveillance radar systems and six CAPTAS-2 variable-depth sonar systems for the SGPV programme. No contract value was disclosed.

Six SGPV/LCS vessels are on order from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd under a RM9 billion (USD2.73 billion) contract awarded in late 2011, with the first vessel expected to be delivered to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in 2018.
 

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It is still the largest in the region ....

Singapore Ministry of Defence Budget 2014


Committee of Supply - Head J
Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)

Mission Statement
The mission of Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is to enhance Singapore’s peace and security through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor.

To achieve this mission, MINDEF will strengthen the military, manpower and technological edge of the SAF, whilst fostering close relations with friendly countries in the region and beyond through greater dialogue, confidence building, and co-operation.

Desired Outcomes
• A safe and secure environment where Singapore’s territorial integrity and sovereignty are protected and preserved
• Safe and secure access to Singapore’s air and sea lines of communications
• A strong network of defence ties in the region and beyond
• Committed National Servicemen who are dedicated to Total Defence
• An operationally ready and well-equipped SAF that can deal with a broad range of threats to Singapore’s security
• A highly skilled, professional and technologically advanced SAF

A Defence Budget of S$12.56 billion - a record high - has been proposed for FY 2014/15.

The proposed sum represents an increase of 3.2%, or S$391 million, over the S$12.18 billion FY 2013/14 budget for MINDEF.

Of this, S$12.14 billion or 96.6% is for operating expenditure and the balance of S$429 million or 3.4% is for development expenditure.
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Spanish firm wins bidding for supply of fixed wing aircraft
By Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 28, 2014 - 12:00am


MANILA, Philippines - A Spanish firm was declared winner in the bidding for the supply of three medium lift fixed wing aircraft worth P5 billion.

Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo told The STAR a notice of award has been issued to Airbus Military, one of the two firms that submitted offers for the project.

“The notice of award was issued to Airbus last week,” he said. “The contract for the medium-lift fixed wing aircraft is now being prepared.”

Air Force spokesman Col. Miguel Okol said the helicopters will complement their C-130s and allow them to fly more missions.

“As a whole this will enhance the total lift capability of the country,” he said.

The first of the three aircraft will be delivered in August 2015, while the second one will arrive in March 2016. The Air Force is expected to receive the third aircraft in September 2016.
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Airbus Military offered to supply C-295 planes for P5.29 billion, lower than the approved budget of P5.3 billion.

The other bidder, PT Dirgantara Indonesia, was disqualified because its offer was not compliant with the technical specifications.

Airbus said the aircraft is the most capable and versatile transport and surveillance aircraft.

“The air assets can carry up to nine tons of payload or up to 71 personnel, at a maximum cruise speed of 260 kt or 480 km/h,” Airbus added.

The medium-lift fixed wing aircraft project landed in the news after some sectors had questioned their quality.

Critics said the planes figured in the 2008 crash that killed 20 people in Poland.

However, Airbus Military said in a statement its C-295 plane has an exceptional safety record and is the market leader in its segment.

“The aircraft is proven in real service and fully meets the standards required by the Department of National Defense of the Philippines,” read the statement.

Airbus Military said human error caused the crash in Poland and had nothing to do with the quality of the aircraft.

“While a C-295 aircraft of the Polish Air Force was unfortunately involved in an accident in January 2008, a full and thorough investigation was undertaken by the Polish government which found no fault with the aircraft,” Airbus said.

Reports published in 2012 said the Czech military had returned “faulty” C-295 planes.

However, Airbus Military said four more C-295s have been delivered to the Czech Republic last year “to full satisfaction.”

“The Czech Republic now has joined Spain, Poland and Finland in using the C-295 for peace-keeping missions,” Airbus Military said.

“While we have undertaken additional upgrades on aircraft post-delivery, as is not unusual with military aircraft, it is incorrect to say that the aircraft were returned to us due to quality issues or failure of tests.”

The C-295 plane is ideal for defense and civic missions like humanitarian actions, homeland security and environmental surveillance, Airbus Military said.


Taken from: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2...-firm-wins-bidding-supply-fixed-wing-aircraft
 

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China hosts ASEAN meeting amid South China Sea tensions
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press, Beijing | World | Fri, October 16 2015, 8:12 PM


In this May 11, 2015, file photo, an aerial photo taken through a glass window of a military plane shows China's alleged on-going reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool Photo via AP)

China hosted Southeast Asian defense ministers on Friday in an effort to burnish its reputation in a region wary of its territorial ambitions, while expectations grow that the US might directly challenge Chinese claims in the South China Sea.

The meeting in Beijing was the first time China has hosted such a gathering. Four of the countries from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations taking part have claims to seas and islands in the South China Sea that clash with Beijing's own.

The meeting was expected to skirt such contentious issues as China seeks to leverage such forums to soften its image. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan did not directly mention the dispute in his opening remarks, pointing instead to the threats that terrorism, radicalism, natural disasters and major accidents pose to the region.

"China desires cooperation and dialogue with ASEAN defense bodies to together safeguard regional peace and stability and join hands to create a good security environment," Chang said.

Reporters were barred from the rest of the gathering and it wasn't immediately clear what issues were raised.

The informal meeting will be followed by the Xiangshan Forum this weekend, at which analysts, military leaders and others from around the globe will discuss Asian-Pacific security, maritime issues and anti-terrorism.

In a speech at a welcoming dinner Friday night, retired top admiral Sun Jianguo told participants the forum would "contribute more insights and ideas into regional peace and stability."

He was followed by Cambodian President Hun Sen, who praised China's regional leadership and said ASEAN was not suited to negotiate with Beijing on South China Sea issues, reflecting China's preferred approach of negotiating with each disputant individually.

"China wants to use these sorts of forums to promote China's views, explain China's policies and improve China's security image," said regional security expert Li Mingjiang of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

"Because the meeting is in Beijing, it would be hard for any country to confront China over the South China Sea," Li said. "There's also a lack of solidarity among ASEAN countries over the issue."

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