The weight of geographic constraints on Chinese naval military development

Guest article by Noam Hakoune in full permanent access For the months of July and August 2021, the very influential journal Foreign Affairs wondered whether ...

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Will the Swedish JAS39 C / D Gripen win in the Philippines?

Despite a promising start and a very attractive performance-price ratio, the Swedish fighter Saab JAAS 39 Gripen struggles to win in international competitions, crowded between versatile fighters like…

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In Southeast Asia, the number of submarines has increased by 300% in 20 years

With the rise of the Chinese fleet, which aims to equal the US Navy by 2050, and the policy of accomplished facts sometimes implemented by Beijing, the tensions ...

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Sikorsky offers its S-70i Armed Black Hawk in the Philippines and tries to revive the market for armed maneuver helicopters

Definitely, the tiny Filipino market stirs up all the greed! In a previous article, we saw how the Americans Bell and Boeing positioned themselves with offers radically ...

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US authorizes export of combat helicopters to the Philippines, despite tensions between the two countries

At the end of last week, the US State Department approved the sale of helicopters to the Philippines, as part of an FMS (Foreign Military Sales) procedure. As is often the case with ...

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Philippine President R. Duterte wants to end 69 years of military cooperation with the United States

Initially a Spanish colony since the 16th century, the Philippines was ceded to the United States in compensation for the American-Spanish war which ended in 1898 with the Treaty of Paris. After…

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Naval Group's Scorpene submarine hypothesis in the Philippines becomes clearer

Over the past 20 years, the number of submarines deployed by the navies of Southeast Asian countries has almost quadrupled. This has led some ...

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Philippine Navy: acquisition of a submarine capacity (2018 - 2022)

The Philippine Navy (Hukbóng Dagat ng Pilipinas) has been carrying out the project since 2012 to acquire a submarine capacity, i.e. two to six submarines depending on the project. The program is set on ...

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