Air Warfare

PREMIUM: Philippines seeks to restart lapsed MPA project

25th November 2020 - 02:35 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


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The maritime patrol requirements of the Philippines are as vast as its territory, but gaps could begin to be plugged soon.

Maritime patrol remains a critical capability for the Philippines, especially as China throws its expansionist weight around the South China Sea, so Manila is about to restart a bid to acquire two long-range aircraft. At the same time, the navy plans to obtain multiple smaller aircraft from the US for ...

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