Palace: Govt a step closer to acquiring Korean jet fighters

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014. Filed under: Philippine News
The Philippine government is set to acquire 12 fighter jets from South Korea – FA-50 Golden Eagle light jet fighters as shown above – as it tries to improve its military capability in the wake of territorial disputes in parts of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

The Philippine government is set to acquire 12 fighter jets from South Korea – FA-50 Golden Eagle light jet fighters as shown above – as it tries to improve its military capability in the wake of territorial disputes in parts of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines is one step closer to beefing up its air defense capability following Malacañang’s approval of the payment mode for them, a Palace official said Saturday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace’s approval usually means President Benigno Aquino III’s questions about the transaction had been addressed.

Usually po ‘pag ganyan, that means na-iron out na po ‘yung mga kinks or at least the President’s questions had been sufficiently answered by the department,” Valte said on government-run dzRB radio.

Earlier reports indicated the Philippine government is seeking to acquire 12 fighter jets from South Korea.

The Philippines had been trying to improve its military capability in the wake of territorial disputes in parts of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

In past months, Philippine forces had figured in tense moments with Chinese vessels in some of the disputed areas.

Manila has sought arbitration and a rules-based approach to settle the row. (MNS)

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