The modernization process continues in the Philippine Air Force. In this context, the Philippine National Defence Ministry has reached an agreement with Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for four long-range air defence radars. According to MaxDefence Philippines, the radars included in the deal are the J/FPS-3ME 3D Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) advanced long-range fixed radar system, and the J/TPS-P14ME truck-mounted long-range mobile radar system.
The J/FPS-3ME is a development of the 90s-era J/FPS-3 radar in service with the Japan Air Self Defence Force <(JASDF), improved signal processing, and jamming resistance. It also has a secondary antenna optimized for short range detection. The Philippines is expected to receive the radars between late 2021 to 2022, and are expected to be deployed in the northeast, central and southwest parts of the country.