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Although there is no confirmation yet, Max Defense believes the free gap filler radar provided by IAI-Elta is the EL/M-2106 NG 3D tactical air defense radar.Although this appears to be a deal sweetener, Max Defense believes that this move was also a marketing strategy by Elta since the PAF is also expected to acquire gap filler radar systems that can be used for short range anti-aircraft missile systems, and if the PAF is satisfied with the performance, they would probably acquire more in the future.Security will also be tightened with the basing of high-value assets, and perimeter defense facilities would be improved.The same will be made once the Subic International Airport is handed-over to the Philippine Air Force is made, as well as on other airbases like in Antonio Bautista Air Base in Palawan, and in Edwin Andrews Air Base in Zamboanga.With the improvement of the air defense system of the country includes the acquisition of new air defense and surveillance radar systems to replace existing ageing units, and also providing new radar to additional sites in the near future.to be used for the upcoming APEC Summit this November 2015.
But the content of the report is well within the PAF plans, and would be discussed further within this blog entry.
Recently the Philippine Star released a news report regarding the planned acquisition of 24 fighter aircraft in the near future for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
The report's headline claims that the aircraft will be coming from South Korea, although the content of the report reveals that it is still unclear from which country the aircraft will be acquired.
Upon closer inspection, it appears that the news report came from SIPRI's .
The exact source is located on page 6 of the said report.