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South Korea and Philippines commit to industrial engagement | Janes - 02 May 2018
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Such engagement is primarily intended to support South Korean military exports to the Southeast Asian country but the MND also indicated that co-operation in research and development is also a possibility. “The ministers agreed to further develop defence co-operation,” added the MND.

The MND said that a first step in expanding collaboration is to support recent South Korean military sales to the Philippines.
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Re: PHL & South Korea to Expand Military Industrial Collaboration
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 04:38:46 PM »
2 South Korean companies keen on setting weapons factory in PH | Manila Bulletin - Updated June 7, 2018, 4:34 PM
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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the government would study the proposals made by S&T Motiv and Dasan Machineries Co. Ltd. and determine which Korean firm offers the best deal to build and supply firearms to the military and police.

“Two companies, S&T Motiv, one of the biggest manufacturers of firearms here, and Dasan want to transfer technology in the country in cooperation with the government arsenal,” Lorenzana said in Filipino during a media interview at the Incheon airport in South Korea.

“So we will look into which of the two companies offer the best proposal to us. It will depend on our study. If it is good for us, they might put up their plant there to manufacture firearms, ammunition and other equipment,” he added.

Lorenzana said proposed firearms manufacturing facility must meet the needs of the Armed Forces, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and other agencies before considering any export operation.

“If they have surplus supplies, only then they can export the firearms. That was our discussion,” he said.

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Re: PHL & South Korea to Expand Military Industrial Collaboration
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 03:10:01 AM »
New weapons contract between South Korea and the Philippines | Army Recognition - 12 October 2018 13:58
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In September 2018, two top arms companies from South Korea and the Philippines inked a key joint venture deal. While the initial scope of collaboration in the deal covers only firearms, it nonetheless put the focus on ongoing activity within the defense aspect of the Philippines-South Korea relationship.

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The joint venture agreement by two sides is focused initially around producing firearms for the Philippine military and police force. The initial focus of collaboration will be on the manufacturing and supply of firearms, as well as further areas such as research and development on existing platforms and the development of new weapons. There could be future expansion in this initial scope as well. S&T Motiv president and chief executive officer Kijoon Yu told The Philippine Inquirer that there may be a manufacturing facility eventually set up in the country if the expansion is successful. And there is also an eye on eventually expanding collaboration to include other markets as well beyond just the Philippines as well.

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Re: PHL & South Korea to Expand Military Industrial Collaboration
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 10:11:14 AM »
This has to be successful, eventually we need to put up our own arms (heavy and sophisticated platforms) industry for self-reliance and possibly for export.