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Between a rock and a hard place

10th August 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Mike Yeo in Melbourne


In the face of domestic insurgency and an increasingly belligerent China, updating or replacing military helicopter fleets in the Philippines has become a matter of increasing urgency.

Indeed, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) remains a modest force, struggling with budget constraints and tasked with a diverse set of challenges brought about to a large extent by the tyranny of geography and international geopolitics.

Nevertheless, there have been attempts made to modernise the AFP and, unsurprisingly, helicopters feature prominently on the AFP’s acquisition priorities, opening up a potential market for manufacturers to tap into.

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Mike Yeo


Mike Yeo

Mike Yeo is a Shephard correspondent based in Australia.

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