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PH Military officials now in Israel for 'missile system' aquisition project - by Raelyn Luchansky

As part of the military modernization project, defense and military officials have trooped to Israel to personally oversee how the Israeli missile system works.
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Photo courtesy of MaxDefense Philippines Facebook page. PTPA Raelyn Luchansky
According to MaxDefense Philippines, the live-fire demonstration was participated by Israel Military Industries (IMI) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)-ELTA which occurred in an unannounced location in Israel.

The said live-firing was to demonstrate Israeli firms’ offer for Philippine Army’s Shore Based Missile System (SBMS) acquisition project, MaxDefense said.

“Among those demonstrated were the IMI Lynx mobile launching system, the EXTRA, Accular, and Predator Hawk guided rocket systems, and smart ammunition for the 155mm howitzers, which are offered to the AFP as well,” MaxDefense said.

Photo courtesy of MaxDefense Philippines Facebook page. PTPA Raelyn Luchansky
Present during the said demonstration were National Defense Undersecretary for Finance and Material Raymund Elefante, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Ricardo Visaya, Army commanding general Lieutenant General Eduardo Año, Philippine Marine Corps commandant Major General Andre M. Costales Jr., Navy vice commander Rear Admiral Rafael G. Mariano, and other officials from the Army and Navy.

MaxDefense Philippines is being managed by Max Montero, an Australia-based defense analyst and a former naval reservist officer in the Philippine Navy.

A reprioritization in the AFP modernization program was made by senior defense and military officials shelving the planned SBMS acquisition project (at that time) in favor of equipment that can be used for internal threats.

All photos courtesy of MaxDefense Philippines.

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