Pres. Duterte to Purchase SPYDER Air Defense Missile System from Israel

The Philippines under the admin of President Rody Duterte plans to purchase Spyder Air Defense System from Israel. Apart from the world-renowned air defense missile system, the Philippine Air Force as well plans to buy at least 13 Hermes long-range drones and also two new radars.

President Rody Duterte traveled to Israel, is the first-ever by a Filipino President, claimed that his admin are willing to purchase advance defense systems from Rafael, considered one of the world’s primary arms dealer.

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The Philippines and also Israel are set to approve a deal worth millions for the purchase of Rafael Advance Defense System SPYDER medium-range air defense missile system, along with other Hermes long-range drones.

Based on a news article published by The Jerusalem Post, the purchase of the SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) by the Philippines is under the Revised AFP Modernization Horizon Phase 2 by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) for its own Ground-Based Air Defense System (GBADS) obtaining project.

MaxDefense Blog additionally claimed that the choice of the SPYDER system has been recently passed to the Department of National Defense (DND) for settlement with Israel’s Ministry of Defense International Defense Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

Outgoing PAF Commander Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar. supported and also authorized the decision to obtain the SPYDER Missile Defense System.

He was cited as stating Manila was “looking forward to the conclusion of three big contracts by early next year” which include 16 BlackHawk helicopters from the US, 6 T-129 attack helicopters from Turkey and also 3 ground-based air defense systems from Israel.

Throughout the remarks, Kintanar additionally declared the PAF will also be acquiring two new radars from IAI as well as some 13 Hermes UAVs from Elbit Systems.

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Source: MaxDefense Blog / The Jerusalem Post