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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco / MANILA BULLETIN)

2 airplane units received by PH from Indonesia

By Francis Wakefield Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Tuesday said that the turn-over of two NC212i Light Lift Fixed-Wing Aircrafts from Indonesia to the Philippine Air…

A full-scale mock-up of the MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drone is seen in Canberra in April 2014. | AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE / VIA AFP-JIJI/ Manila Bulletin

Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea, Pacific

By Agence France-Presse Australia will invest Aus$7 billion (US$5.2 billion) to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China Sea, it said Tuesday. Canberra has…

Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers (REUTERS/Ryan Bacalso / MANILA BULLETIN)

AFP beefs up defense, security measures vs Reds

By Mike U. Crismundo Camp Bancasi, Butuan City – Combat maneuvering troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday intensified their defense…

South Korea's anti-war activists protest against deployment of US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Beijing holds successful missile defense test

By Agence France-Presse China said Tuesday it successfully conducted a test of a ground-based missile defense system amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Concern…