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**Kalayaan Island (Spratly) / West Philippine Sea - AFP

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    Share ko lang. F-5s during the Macapagal Admin. (Thanks to Daddystargazer)

    Kailan naman kaya ang ipapalit na JAS 39 Gripen NG? Pangarap lang.....
  • as long na d malaya ang china. d din malaya ng HK.

    pag naka revolution man. dapat handa tayo. i take over ang post nila sa west ph sea.
  • Asa pa na bibitawan nila yan.
  • The Philippines said on Saturday it has shelved planned improvements on a military airstrip in the disputed South China Sea to support its bid for a UN ruling against Beijing over the tense territorial row.

    The Philippines infuriated China in March by asking a United Nations tribunal to declare Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea a violation of international law.

    China claims almost all of the sea, a vital avenue for world trade that is also believed to harbour vast oil and gas reserves.

    But its claims overlap in parts with those of the Philippines, as well as Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan.

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino's spokeswoman Abigail Valte said the government had suspended long-planned upgrade work on a military runway in the disputed Spratly islands to boost chances of a favourable ruling at the UN.

    "We wanted to maintain the moral high ground in light of the case we filed at the (UN) arbitration tribunal regarding the West Philippine Sea," Valte said, using the Filipino name for the area.

    lakc of budget or lack of courage? Ouch
  • Is Indonesia Beijing’s Next Target in the South China Sea?

    Until recently, Indonesia seemed immune to the maritime disputes. That could be changing.

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    One-two punch, Gripen for A2A and the F/A-18F for A2G /anti-ship...Wow!

    F18F with four Harpoons...
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  • 10 of 21 refurbished ‘Huey’ helicopters now in PH
    October 4, 2014 7:47 pm

    Ten out of the 21 refurbished UH-IH “Huey” helicopters are now at Clark Air Force Base in Angeles City, Pampanga, a military observer said Saturday.

    The aircraft are now undergoing inspection and flight testing.

    The remaining 11 are expected to be delivered within the end of the year, the observer added.

    These planes were acquired as the Philippine Air Force’s “Huey” fleet was whittled down to just 18 helicopters, from an estimated 100, due to airframe aging and accidents.

    The contract for the 21 refurbished UH-1Hs is estimated to be worth around P1.2 billion.

    It was signed earlier this year with Rice Aircraft Services Inc. and the Canadian company Eagle Copters Ltd.

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  • sana maka avail din ng chinook ang pinas pang dagdag sa C-130

    -- edited by mujahko on Oct 09 2014, 10:11 PM
  • South Korea announced official terms for its Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35 stealth fighter deal, which includes technology to build its own fighter as tensions rise with North Korea.

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    noon - south korea buys f-16's
    ngayon, well in the near future - philippines buys budget LIFT planes "inspired" by the f-16

    who knows. maybe in 25 years or so history will repeat itself with us buying stealth planes inspired on the f-35

    -- edited by AmalgamvsAloof on Oct 09 2014, 11:06 PM
  • Air Force successfully test fires guided missile

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    An AGM-65G Maverick is fired from an FA-50 fighter jet. [NEWSIS]

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    -- edited by gerod on Oct 11 2014, 11:56 AM
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    Pohang-class corvette

    Gyeongju PCC-758
  • South Korea warns North of 'strong' response after exchange of fire
    (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it had warned North Korea of a "strong" response if it provoked an incident similar to one last week that sparked an exchange of machinegun fire across their border.

    The warning came as South Korean President Park Geun-hye reiterated on Monday her commitment to engage with the North, despite what she called "the dual nature" of ties, saying the "door was always open to dialogue".

    South Korea said the North Korean firing was a "provocative act" that had violated the truce suspending their 1950-53 war and the complaint was reiterated in a notice the South sent the North late on Sunday.

    "It is a stern warning of a strong response in the event of further provocation," South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told a briefing.

    The exchange of fire on Friday began after North Korea fired shots at balloons carrying leaflets sent towards the North by South Korean activists critical of the North's leadership.

    North Korea has long criticised the leaflet drops as provocative and it has threatened to respond to them with force. But before Friday, it had never done so.

    No one was hurt in the firing.

    North Korea's state media said on Saturday that expected talks with the South to try to improve ties were in danger of being cancelled because authorities in South Korea had allowed the activists to float their balloons.

    "The leaflet-scattering operation ... was a premeditated and deliberate politically motivated provocation perpetrated under the backstage wire-pulling of the U.S. and the South Korean authorities," the North's KCNA news agency said.

    North Korea sent a high-level delegation on a surprise visit to the South on Oct. 4 and the two sides agreed to reopen dialogue, which has been stalled since February, late this month or early next.

    Private groups in the South, often led by defectors from the North, cite their constitutional freedom of expression in releasing their balloons.

    The South's Unification Ministry, which handles relations with the North, repeated on Monday it had no legal justification to stop the leaflet drops but said authorities may try to step in to prevent them on the basis of ensuring public safety.

    (Reporting By Sohee Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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    3 Japanese warships in Phl for 4-day goodwill visit

    Penge naman kami nyan..=) Mukhang naka pending parin yung bid sa new frigate. Ouch. Dapat tinuloy nalang yung sa Italy.
  • David vs. Goliath in the South China Sea: The Philippines vs. China

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    Thanks to the strategic foresight of the late Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos (1966-1986), who recognized the importance of establishing permanent, defensible structures over contested features in the South China Sea, the Philippines has managed to exercise effective and continuous sovereignty over the island,

    salamat Apo...iba ka pa rin talaga.

    In short, the Philippines has prioritized an inherently uncertain legal maneuver at the expense of investing in tangible mechanisms, which can actually protect the areas under its control.

    may punto ang writer.
  • As China Deploys Nuclear Submarines, U.S. P-8 Poseidon Jets Snoop on Them

    OKINAWA, Japan—Swooping down to 500 feet over the western Pacific, Cmdr. Bill Pennington pilots his U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft toward an unidentified vessel off southern Japan.

    In the back of the plane, a heavily modified Boeing 737, the crew homes in on the vessel using a barrage of surveillance equipment, including radar, GPS and infrared cameras.

    Further down the fuselage stand rows of tube-shaped sonar buoys that the crew can catapult into the sea and that float for up to eight hours as they track objects underwater.

    This is a dummy run: Today’s target is a Singaporean container ship, and the P-8 roars by without dropping the buoys. But the aircraft is designed to hunt a far more elusive, and potentially dangerous, quarry: Chinese submarines.

    It is one of six P-8 jets the U.S. has sent to its Kadena air base in Okinawa since December as part of its strategy of “rebalancing” toward Asia, deploying more military and diplomatic resources to the region in response to China’s growing firepower and assertiveness.

    Okinawa is integral to that strategy because it flanks the East China Sea site of a bitter territorial dispute between China and Japan. And it houses the closest U.S. base to the South China Sea, where China’s maritime claims overlap with those of the Philippines, another U.S. ally.

    Okinawa also sits next to one of the main chokepoints, the Miyako Strait, that U.S. officials say Chinese subs have used in recent years to enter the Pacific. “If we have history, if there’s a trend of them getting from point A to point B, then we’ll exploit that,” says Cmdr. Pennington. He calls the P-8 a “game-changer,” despite some criticism in the U.S. of the $34 billion the Pentagon is spending on developing and buying the planes.

    The jet is designed to replace the old propeller-driven P-3 Orions in Okinawa that were built to hunt Soviet subs and have been flying since the 1960s. The P-8 can drop and monitor up to 64 “sonobuoys,” twice the P-3’s capacity.

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