Philippine Consider To Acquire Advanced Russian Weapons, Philippine Deploys All Asset For Special Op
Published at : 16 Nov 2020
This week saw the Philippines close to a decision on whether to procure 16 The Hip helicopters from Russia, in an attempt to meet the Philippine Air Force requirement for heavy-lift helicopters. The potential purchase of the Russian helicopters was valued at 12.8 Billion.
Russia Ambassador said that Russia is ready to supply the Philippines with sophisticated weapons including aircraft and submarines and aims to become a close friend of the traditional U.S. ally as it diversifies its foreign ties.
Russian Ambassador also said that russia is ready to supply small arms and light weapons, some helicopters, submarines, aeroplanes, and many other weapons. Sophisticated weapons. Not the second-hand ones.
Meanwhile, Philippine Navy vessels Patrol Boat 356 and 358, under Naval Task Force 50, operating in Naval Forces Central area of responsibility have conducted a test firing of armaments while on patrol.
Also, The Philippine Marine Corps has sent three of its Amphibious Assault Vehicles to Rodriguez Rizal to help in rescue operations in communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses. And also 4 helicopters were dispatched by the Armed Forces of the Philippine’s Northern Luzon Command to Cagayan Valley on Saturday as they shift the focus of their post-Ulysses humanitarian missions to Region 2.
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