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Philippines Defence Spending Plans 2017

Philippines Defence Spending Plans 2017

With President Rodrigo Duterte signing off the 2017 national defence budget of PHP137.2 billion (USD 2.76 billion) into law last December, this marked an 18% increase in defence expenditure compared to 2016. In addition, with the second horizon of the Philippine military modernization plan coming up in 2018, 2017 is expected to be a significant year for defencerelated procurement and activity.  Top on the agenda at the moment are upgrades for two new frigates, the multipurpose patrol vessel programme, and two maritime patrol aircraft. To learn more, we take a look at the procurement plans of the Philippine Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force.

Naval Procurement in Asia Pacific: Trends, Budgets and Requirements

Naval Procurement in Asia Pacific: Trends, Budgets and Requirements

As the proliferation and volume of threats in South East Asian waters become increasingly serious and ever more diverse, this report has been produced to detail the known holdings and requirements for all the maritime surveillance assets in the region including OPVs, surface warships, maritime ISR assets, naval combat systems and UAVs

Is Growing Military Spending in Asia Indication of an Arms Race?

Is Growing Military Spending in Asia Indication of an Arms Race?

Increased military spending, contemporary territorial disputes and aggressive rhetoric from regional players is leading many people to question whether an arms race is currently  taking place in Asia Pacific. To answer this question, we compare the views of several leading analysts, Richard A. Bitzinger of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Dr Alessio Patalano of King's College London and Ian Sundstrom of the US Navy.
The Asia OPV and Corvette Market Report

The Asia OPV and Corvette Market Report

This comprehensive report features details of naval capabilities and procurement plans of Asia’s Pacific’s navies and coastguards. Click above to download this market report.