the main purpose of this visit is to sign a five-year agreement on military cooperation .
According to the Russian World Arms Trade Center site on February 14 , the Philippines has signed with the Italian Ministry of Defence for a period of five years of weapons and equipment procurement contracts . By convention, the Italian military in the next five years within the Philippines, the transfer of a large number of second-hand fighter-bombers , frigates , destroyers , and unmanned aerial vehicles .
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The Philippines, local media reported that a delegation led by the Philippine Defense Minister Bor Tai Lei Jia Siming last week a visit to Italy , the main purpose of this visit is to sign a five-year agreement on military cooperation .
Earlier there was news that the Philippines would like to purchase medium-sized transport aircraft, shore -based radar systems , multi-role fighter and remote maritime patrol machines and other military equipment to the Italian .
Philippine Defense Secretary also declared that the Philippine government is currently working on the $ 70 billion pesos (about $ 1.64 billion ) for the procurement of weapons and equipment .
Russia’s arms trade and Analysis Center recently reported that Philippine President Corazon Aquino in 2011 , has approved a plan to strengthen the country’s military presence in the South China Sea region was also decided that funding of approximately $ 183 million for the Philippine Air Force procurement of equipment .
Philippine military combat capability to strengthen the Philippine Army unit stationed in Palawan will contribute to the maintenance of Philippine interests in the disputed waters of neighboring countries