Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program (RAFPMP)

The revised AFP Modernization Program (RAFPMP) enacted in 2012 extended the remit of first modernization program under the Republic Act 7898 for another fifteen years, with the goal of providing the AFP with the means to address a wide spectrum of defense and security threats and challenges amid changing domestic and regional security challenges.

The RAFPMP is divided into three phases, or Horizons, covering the period from 2013 to 2027. The First Horizon, which lasted from 2013 to 2017 was focused upon rebuilding the capabilities of the AFP primarily with regards to internal security and ongoing counter-insurgency.

The Second Horizon (2018 – 2022)

This focus is set to change over the next five years, with the DND and AFP implementing plans that cover the acquisition of major defense equipment and capabilities such as, but not limited to, the following:

Philippine Army

  • 155mm Howitzers (Towed and Self-Propelled)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System
  • Light Tanks
  • Armored Recovery Vehicles (Wheeled)
  • Fire Support Vehicles
  • Missile Systems (Short and Medium Range)
  • Tactical Radios (5W, 20W, 50W, 100W, 150W)
  • Ground Mobility Equipment (Light, Medium and Heavy)
  • Individual Weapons
  • Crew-Served Weapons
  • Night Fighting System

Philippine Air Force

  • Multirole Fighter Aircraft
  • Air Surveillance Radar System
  • Light Utility Aircraft
  • Medium Lift Aircraft
  • Heavy Lift Helicopters
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3)
  • Helicopters (Attack and Combat Utility)
  • Special Mission and Long Range Patrol Aircraft
  • Trainer Aircraft (Basic and Primary)

Philippine Navy

  • Frigates
  • Corvettes
  • Submarines
  • Amphibious Assault Vehicles
  • Anti-Submarine Helicopters
  • Attack Crafts
  • Medium Lift Naval Helicopter
  • Multi-Purpose Medium Lift Helicopter
  • Landing Dock

Counter Terrorism

  • C3 Command Posts and Vehicles, and Communication Relay Vehicles
  • Individual weapons, Communication Equipment, and Force Protection Equipment
  • Shelter Systems, Information Awareness Systems
  • Light Tactical Vehicles, Special Assault Vehicles
  • Ballistic Shields, CBRN Equipment, EOD Equipment
  • Parachute Systems, Fast Rope Systems, Rappel Kits, and Scuba Gear
  • Breaching Equipment
  • Portable Assault Weapons
  • Night Fighting Systems, Thermal Systems, and Display Sights
  • Assault boats, RHIBs, and Associated Equipment


  • Combat Engineering Equipment and Mobile Bridges
  • Mobility Equipment (Trucks, Boats), Utility Vehicles
  • SAR Helicopters
  • Ambulances, Medical Vehicles, Tankers, Water Carriers
  • Mobile Water Purification Systems
  • Palletized Cargo Systems, Mobile Shelters, Power Generation Equipment
  • Material Handling Systems, Fork Lifts, and Similar Equipment
  • Medical, Surgery and Dental Equipment


  • Combat Engineer Equipment
  • Force Protection Equipment
  • EOD Equipment
  • CBRN Equipment
  • HA/DR Equipment
  • Medical Equipment
  • Aircraft Armaments
  • Air Munitions
  • Special Munitions
  • C4ISTAR (Philippine Army and Philippine Air Force)
  • Fixed Communication System
  • Data Linked Systems