Russia looking to supply PH with radar and missile systems
In an exclusive interview of Manila Bulletin with visiting Russian Federal Service Deputy Director Konstantin Biryulin for Military-Technical Cooperation, it was made known that Russia is currently negotiating with Philippine government to provide the country’s armed forces with “radar stations and means of intercepting and destruction of violators.”
Russia is reportedly increasing the supply of surface to air missiles systems to various airbases where it operates both maritime and air forces. Posture of forces to counter any potential threats to the nation is on the priority for both the collation assets and partner countries. The surge in the surface to air missile systems in recent times are due to the unexpected warplanes operating and the continuous defense mechanisms used in the fight against Islamic countries.
The final location of the missile batteries are undisclosed and other countries are precautious on deployment of SAMS and drone aircraft operating technology for defense protection, learn the facts here as US and Russia have “deconfliction zone” where they have agreed not to operate, which was previously used for airspaces and different ground operations and now includes the ground territory. The surface to air missiles is deployed to counter any unprecedented attacks over the airbases with advanced technology.
Aircrafts are on the ready mode at all the time, as the surface to air missile systems is very active along with the tracking radars. The S-400 is an advanced system and can carry multiple, to short, very long missile systems and sensory equipments. Russian defense ministry has vowed to sell the weapons to other countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and India. The Russian made mobile missile batteries S-400 are expected to touch nearly a whooping $2 million over the next few years to come.
Russia may be offering the Department of National Defense with radar and surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, something that could shot down an aircraft flying in an altitude of 10,000 meters or more sophisticated hardware.
“We fully understand the problems Philippines has to face with its huge maritime border,” Konstantin Biryulin told Manila Bulletin on Friday.
“We have similar problems in Russia and we know how to tackle them. That’s why we have a proposal regarding equipments which could help in controlling those areas.”
About a day ago, a Russian-made SAM was reported to have allegedly downed a Malaysian Airlines plane killing 298 persons on board.
Would China or US allow a Russia-PH military hardware deal, will Philippines enter in this kind of deal.