Infographic: Delayed military upgrade projects
(Philstar.com) - August 20, 2015 - 11:16pm

MANILA, Philippines — The country's defense spending has been on a steady rise since the 1990s, with a 25-percent leap eyed next year.

The proposed P25-billion defense budget in 2016 is part of a five-year military modernization program gearing to project a modern military with minimum credible defense and to make the Philippines a worthy member of security alliances.

While President Benigno Aquino III's administration has committed itself to a slew of upgrade projects for the military, several projects worth over P60 billion faced possible delays for lack of the commander-in-chief's signature, the STAR reported last month. These are:

Based on a report by The STAR / Alexis Romero; Infographic by Philstar.com / Jonathan Asuncion

Last week, the Philippine Navy christened two brand new weaponized AugustaWestlend AW109 helicopters for deployment on board its Pilar-class frigates.

Data recently obtained by The STAR showed that 55 military upgrade projects worth P11.71 billion have been completed under the Aquino administration.

VIEW INFOGRAPHICS: Completed Navy, Army, Air Force upgrade projects

AIR FORCE ALEXIS ROMERO AQUINO COMPLETED NAVY INFOGRAPHIC JONATHAN ASUNCION PHILIPPINE NAVY PROJECTS QUOT STRONG WHILE PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO
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