18 Agustus 2017

DND Chief Sees Need to Invest in Missile Defense Technology

18 Agustus 2017

Spike missile onboard SSV (photo : Update)

MANILA -- With the threats of long-range missile bombardment now a looming reality, there is a need for the Philippines to invest in missile defense technology to fully protect itself against these threats.

This was disclosed by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday when asked on whether the country is planning to acquire such defensive capabilities in wake of North Korea's cancelled attempt to fire four intermediate-range missiles off the waters of Guam.

"Yes, definitely. Since future wars will be fought off with stand-off weapons, meaning those missiles launched from a great distances. We need to invest on defenses to protect ourselves," he added.

While acquisition of these capabilities are not slated for Armed Forces of the Modernization Program (AFP) Horizon 2, which will run from 2018 to 2022, the DND chief said it is possible that the country might initially acquire detection capabilities before the actual missile batteries themselves.

Horizon 2 is the phase where the AFP will begin the acquisition of multi-role fighters and other advanced weaponry.


13 komentar:

  1. I have doubts on this Philippines must buy first Vshorad and Medium range anti aircraft missile systems to be able the personel familiarize and train themselves

    1. Why you always doubt of Philippines

    2. i have doubt on this project only because its a missile defense systems and it is highly expensive

    3. You are my underestimating your own country. Your country could buy hundred of dozens of this if they want.political will on your government is needed to fulfill this plan

    4. i am not underestimating my own country you should understand the priorities of the Philippine military

    5. So you don't have trust in your Armed Forces?

    6. Problem is they lack political will.

  2. Balasan
    1. Marawi could drive their will. I myself thought that scs dispute would drive them. It did but that drive soon simmered down. Propably because of unclos they thought they had it. Still china didnt even care. Unclos is just a rule a law n it is own paper. rule and law is one thing but whats the point of rules and laws when no one is there to enforced it? Phillippine cant enforced it. UN is about rule and law. In the end when it comes to enforcememt it is uncle sam who do all the work. They r doing it for the phillippines when perfroming freedom of navigation. At the same time they r doing this for themselves and for the interest of all parties who wish the seas to be open all except a few. Now the tide has changed. Seems like the phillippines is taking a more china friendly approach. China is nice to give some assets. Still we all know there is a motivation behind it. Whether china thinks that by giving or helping the phillippines would give them the advantage by grabbing islands and reclaim land is ultimately the will of tge phillippines. If they just accept the offer and dont care china is happy. Still it will be ironic if one day their weapons were to be used against them.

    2. A very complex situation now. Question is where does the phillippine really stand?

  3. Slowly but must sure philipines

  4. Indonesia now still trying to make air defance vshorad. Still nedded of guiden tecnology and propelan tecnology much Indonesia mastered. South Korea need 8 years to can make air defance vshorad. If Filiphine can make air defance 2 or 3 years later, i am thumbs up for you filiphine

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