Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alacraz anchored at the mouth of the South China Sea in Ulugan Bay off Puerto Princesa on Palawan island. Ulugan Bay in 2014. Photo: AFP

Philippines mulls submarines as Japan seeks inclusion in military drills in disputed South China Sea

The impoverished nation which relies on US surplus ships for defence is studying the need for its own submarines even as it signs deals to transfer defence equipment and technology with countries such as Australia, Britain and India

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Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alacraz anchored at the mouth of the South China Sea in Ulugan Bay off Puerto Princesa on Palawan island. Ulugan Bay in 2014. Photo: AFP
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