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The Philippines is asking the United States to assist in upgrading the Filipino military in light of the South China Sea standoff with China at Scarborough Shoal. Specifically, the Philippines needed naval patrol vessels, aircraft, advanced radar systems, and coastal surveillance facilities.
Against a backdrop of a Filipino-Chinese standoff in a small corner of the South China Sea, senior US and Filipino representatives concluded defense discussions 30 April with a firm commitment to fully honor their respective mutual defense treaty obligations.