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Philippine Navy to officially receive two armed AW109

Philippine Navy is set to officially receive final two AW-109E “Power” helicopters which are armed on Monday. This was confirmed to Philippine News Agency by Navy spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo. Arevalo added that tentative date for the commissioning of these armed choppers is on January 16, 2015. Upon officially receiving the two AW-109 helicopters, the […]

Marines receiving 40mm automatic grenade launchers 1Q 2015

Philippine Navy will be receiving 40mm automatic grenade launchers during the first quarter of 2015. These launchers will be used by the Marines for better medium range gun and direct fire support capabilities. “This will be used by the Marines as a medium range and direct fire support to maneuvering infantry for enhanced firepower,” Philippine […]

Use firecracker alternatives to prevent injuries – PNoy

“Few days before the year 2015, we keep on appealing to our people to cooperate in avoiding the use of damaging firecrackers and welcome the year 2015 safe and away from any danger,” President Benigno Aquino III said in a statement read over Radyo ng Bayan by Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. The President […]

Air Asia flight QZ8501 bound for SG from Indonesia missing

Air Asia flight QZ8501 was confirmed missing. The flight, Airbus 320-200, is bound for Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia. The flight has no less than 150 people on board. “AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact at 07:24hrs this morning,” AirAsia management says on its social networking site account, […]

Armed Forces in transition to territorial defense

Philippine Navy is acquiring more weapons for the Marines that will boost both capabilities of the Armed Force of the Philippines to address internal and territorial security threats. Navy Vice Commander Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad said a committee is now evaluating shoulder-launched multi-purpose assault weapons (SMAW). Having these will “fill the gaps in the direct […]