BrahMos ideal weapon for the Philippine Navy missile project

According to a press release published by Philippine News Agency on March 10, 2021, the medium-range ramjet supersonic BrahMos cruise missile system is the ideal weapon for the planned shore-based anti-ship missile project of the Philippine Navy (PN), its chief said.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 BrahMos supersonic cruise missile fired from INS Chennai during TROPEX 2017. (Picture source Wikimedia)

Bacordo said the project is being pursued as part of the Navy's requirements for a credible defense posture as envisioned in its ongoing modernization program.

Earlier, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the acquisition program for the BrahMos would push through after his department and India's Defense Ministry signed on March 2 the implementing agreement concerning the procurement of defense material and equipment.

When asked how many BrahMos batteries the country would procure, he answered only one would be acquired.

A missile battery typically consists of three mobile autonomous launchers with two or three missile tubes each, along with the tracking systems.

The BrahMos cruise missile can be launched from a ship, aircraft, submarine, or land and has a top of Mach 3 and capable of carrying warheads weighing 200 kg. to 300 kg.

The acquisition of a land-based missile system is under Horizon Two of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program, which is slated for 2018 to 2022 and geared for the acquisition of equipment for external defense and has a budget of PHP300 billion. (PNA)

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