December 19, 2019 – The Department of National Defense (DND) and the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) of the Republic of Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on defense cooperation on Tuesday. Included in this deal are the construction of one MILGEM corvette and one T-129 attack helicopter.
The signing took place at Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said in a message to reporters.
The MOU was signed by DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana for the Philippines and President of Defense Industries of Turkey, Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir.
The MOU will focus on government-to-government acquisition, as well as the development, production, co-production, and transfer of defense technology between the DND and the SSB.