The Philippines will receive several weapon systems and military equipment from South Korea, according to a report by citing security officials familiar with the matter.
A group of Philippine military and defense officials went to South Korea earlier this month to inspect rocket systems and an anti-submarine warship used by the South Korean armed forces.
Representatives of the Philippine Navy also visited the Jinhae naval base to examine the decommissioned Pohang-class corvette ROKS Andong (PCC-771). If the transfer pushes through, the corvette will be the second ship donated to the Philippines by South Korea.
In addition to rocket systems and military vessels, Manila will likely receive additional equipment and ammunition, reportedly in the next few months.
Defense and security ties between the two Asian countries have continued to prosper after the Philippines sent 7,400 soldiers to help defend South Korea during the Korean War in 1950.