The Philippine navy is currently undergoing a modernisation drive. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Philippine navy is currently undergoing a modernisation drive. Photo: EPA-EFE

Philippine navy seeks ‘dream fleet’ in South China Sea, buys two South Korean warships to ramp up maritime defences

  • The navy hopes the corvettes worth US$556 million will boost its maritime strength in the resource-rich waterways where Manila faces a dispute with Beijing
  • The acquisition is part of the country’s effort to modernise its navy which is largely dependent on allies to counter China’s maritime assertiveness

Topic |   The Philippines
The Philippine navy is currently undergoing a modernisation drive. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Philippine navy is currently undergoing a modernisation drive. Photo: EPA-EFE
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