India’s Tejas is dropped as the PAF shortlists the F-16 and Gripen in the fighter jet tender.

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has nominated the Lockheed Martin F-16 and the Saab JAS-39 Gripen in its multi-role fighter jet (MRF) contract. Col. Maynard Mariano, a PAF spokesperson, was quoted by the Philippine News Agency as saying in a press release issued on July 6, 2022, “(The) two last competitors, (for the PAF MRF … Read more

For the first time, the US deployed Patriot missiles in the Philippines.

In the Balikatan joint exercise, the US military transported four Patriot launchers to the Philippines, marking the first time this air defence missile complex has taken part in the event. Major Kurt Stahl, a spokesman for the US 3rd Marine Division, said four Patriot missile launchers and 130 Marines from the US Army’s 1st Air … Read more