Future of the Vietnamese Defense Industry to 2024

Future of the Vietnamese Defense Industry to 2024 Vietnamese defense budget is projected to register a CAGR of 9.43% over 2020-2024, to reach $7.9 billion by 2024. This report provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies and key news. China’s increased naval presence and territorial claims in the disputed waters of South China Sea are the major factors compelling the Vietnamese government to increase its military capabilities. The Vietnamese Government…

Japan, Philippines agree on defense cooperation – News – NHK WORLD

The defense chiefs of Japan and the Philippines have agreed to continue cooperation in a variety of areas. Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana held talks in Tokyo on Wednesday. Iwaya pointed out that defense cooperation between the two countries is steadily advancing in many areas. He said Japan will further contribute in terms of assistance in times of natural disasters and enhancing the warning and surveillance capabilities of the Philippines. Lorenzana said he wants to further strengthen his country’s strategic partnership with Japan as…

The US and Philippines discuss deploying missile system in South China Sea | April 2019 Global Defense Security army news industry | Defense Security global news industry army 2019

The US and the Philippines discussed the placement of an upgraded missile system in the South China Sea to defend against Chinese expansion in the disputed territory, the South China Morning Post reported, echoed by Rosie Perper, Business Insider US. The Philippine defense department was allocated P188.2 billion ($3.6 billion) in 2019, a 34% increase from the previous year. The Philippines is angry about the presence of a Chinese fleet close to Thitu Island in the South China Sea (Photo: CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe) Regional security experts told the…

The Philippines “Mutual” Defense Treaty Isn’t Really Mutual at All

For Washington, allies have become the equivalent of Facebook friends: the more the better. Yet rarely does America consider the cost of such military commitments. Officials assume the mere threat from Washington is enough to force even the most hardened adversary to back down. That appears to be the attitude of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. On a recent trip to the Philippines, he threatened the People’s Republic of China with war lest it so much looks crossly at “Philippine forces, aircraft or public vessels.” Or more accurately, attack any…

‘Scaled-up’ Balikatan focuses on territorial defense, counterterrorism

‘Scaled-up’ Balikatan focuses on territorial defense, counterterrorism MANILA, Philippines — This year’s joint Balikatan exercises between the Philippines and the United States would focus more on territorial defense and counterterrorism. The two allies launched the annual Balikatan, which means “shoulder-to-shoulder” in Filipino, which will run from April 1 to 12 in several areas in Luzon. “Unique from the previous years, Balikatan 2019 have scaled-up exercises gaining more focus on the area of territorial defense and counterterrorism operations. It is our primary goal that the exercise outcome would be beneficial…

Defense Meeting Puts Philippines-Vietnam Security Cooperation into Focus

The interaction spotlighted the military collaboration between the two sides despite lingering challenges. From March 10 to March 13, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana paid a visit to Vietnam for a ministerial meeting. His visit spotlighted the ongoing efforts by both sides to continue to develop the defense aspect of their relationship despite lingering challenges they face bilaterally as well as in their wider domestic and foreign policies. As I have noted before in these pages, while Vietnam-Philippine diplomatic ties stretch back far longer, the relationship had been given a…

What’s in the New Philippines-Cambodia Defense Meeting?

Both countries finally held the inaugural iteration of a new defense meeting earlier this month. Earlier this month, the Philippines and Cambodia finally held the first iteration of a new defense cooperation meeting that both sides had formally agreed to back in 2017. Though few details were publicly issued about the nature of the meeting, it nonetheless highlighted the ongoing collaboration between the two countries in the security realm that has been more in the spotlight in recent years. While the Philippines and Cambodia have a contemporary diplomatic relationship that…

US B-52H Bombers Train With Japan Air Self Defense Force Over East China Sea

The U.S. Air Force has been stepping up its bomber missions over Asian waters in recent months. Two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers conducted a training mission with the U.S. Navy and Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) over the East China Sea on March 20, according to the U.S. military. “Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base [AFB], Guam, and conducted integration training with the U.S. Navy, Koku Jieitai [Japan Air Self-Defense Force] and F-15C Eagles assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena…

No request to renegotiate PH-US Mutual Defense Treaty » Manila Bulletin News

Published March 25, 2019, 10:37 PM By Roy Mabasa United States Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Patrick Murphy has clarified that there is no request from either Manila or Washington to renegotiate the provisions of the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) despite “many voices” in the Philippines who are making observations about the accord. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy(Credit: kh.usembassy.gov / MANILA BULLETIN) “There is no request from either side to renegotiate the treaty. That said, we have…

Japan’s death penalty hinders defense talks with Australia:The Asahi Shimbun

Japan’s use of the death penalty has hampered negotiations with Australia on what would be an unprecedented agreement to tighten maritime defense cooperation in the face of China’s aggressive behavior. The talks are intended to set the legal status of both armed forces when they visit each other’s countries to respond to natural disasters or conduct joint operations. Essentially, the proposed reciprocal access agreement would ease the immigration process for visiting forces and allow Australian military vehicles and fighter jets to enter Japan for use in the Self-Defense Forces’ exercise…