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

Philippine Air Force

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

Philippine Navy

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

Counter Terrorism

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


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


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