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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.

DRDO along with officials from the Indian MoD is participating in Asian Defence & Security 2022 in Manila, Philippines from 27-29th April 2022, where it will be Exhibiting state of art systems based on advanced technologies. DRDO pavilion will be used to promote other Indian-made weapons systems after concluding a deal for the sale of the Indo-Russian Brahmos cruise missiles system to the Philippines.

DRDO is highlighting the capabilities of the Akash surface-to-air missile system and Pinaka rocket system to the Philippines Army. Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has supplied SPYDER, a ground-based air defense system to the Philippine Air Force but the Philippines Army is interested in acquiring a ground-based air defense system that can be installed on strategic locations facing the West Philippine Sea.

The Philippines is also planning to equip its Army Artillery Regiment with a multi-launch rocket system (MLRS) and recently received 22 used 130mm K136 Kooryong from South Korea as a donation. DRDO plans to offer 214 mm Pinaka guided (75km) and Mk-II ER (90km) rockets to the Philippine Army (PA) and Philippine Marine Corps (PMC).

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