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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:16 am 
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These may just be short-ranged missiles, but it's a start when it comes to modernization aimed at acquiring more SSMs.

Something to make Chinese PLA-N and CMS (Chinese Coast Guard) think twice about bullying the Philippines:

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PH Navy gets first ever missile system
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ
INQUIRER.net / 03:52 PM May 02, 2018

The Philippine Navy finally received its first ever Spike-ER short range surface-to-surface missiles for its multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) after a few delays, the Department of National Defense said Wednesday.

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President Duterte seems to be courting China so these missiles might not be aimed in their direction. Hopefully he will stick to what is in the best interests of the Philippines but he is so unstable that he might be seduced into ceding territory to China.

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Philippines to acquire new missiles from Israel
(philstar.com) - January 25, 2019 - 5:02pm
MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has confirmed that the Philippines will acquire more missiles from Israel.
The Department of National Defense will be purchasing a Surface-to-air Python and Derby (SPYDER) mobile-air defense system from Israeli defense technology firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, according to a report from state-run Philippines News Agency.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:45 am 
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Just what we need...another idiot with weapons of mass destruction! :whistle:
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:36 am 
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those are not weapons of mass destruction.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:28 pm 
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Both missile systems are short-range Air Defense missiles. Python is an IR-Guided missile and Derby (Spyder) is a radar guided missile.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:37 pm 
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DavidP wrote:
those are not weapons of mass destruction.

If you can destroy a ship with a crew of 500+, how many casualties do you need to have "mass destruction"? Anyway, they all start that way ... a small missile leads to bigger missiles... bigger warheads... bigger idiot heads... bigger egos... :destroyer:
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:03 pm 
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any semi automatic weapon is now a weapon of mass destruction then. the Spike ER missile cannot destroy a ship unless with multiple hits or a lucky hit in a magazine. the Perry class frigate USS Stark took 2 hits from Exocet missiles with bigger warheads then the Spike ER missile & survived.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Stark_incident
https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/exocet/
https://www.eurospike.com/spike_er.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:57 am 
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Just hyperbole and cynicism on my part! :big_grin:
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30 missile vessels on the way?

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Navy to acquire 30 more missile-equipped ships
By: Julie Alipala - Reporter / @alipalajulieINQ
Inquirer Mindanao / 08:06 PM March 07, 2019
INQUIRER.net/Frances Mangosing

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine Navy will acquire around 30 more ships equipped with missile system and automated 50 caliber machine guns that can sink ships at a distance as far as two kilometers.

Navy’s Flag Officer In Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad confirmed Thursday morning that three Navy vessels called Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC), which were acquired recently, are armed with missiles.

“We have MPAC equipped with missile system. Each MPAC costs P270 million, iba naman ang presyo ng missiles. We have three with missile system but in the future, magkakaron tayo ng 30 more ships with missile systems so that if we are invaded by another country, we can protect our maritime nation by using our system,”
Empedrad said in an interview after the ceremonial turn over at Tangan Gym, inside Naval Forces Western Mindanao command here.

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Do they talk about these small boats?

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maxim wrote:
Do they talk about these small boats?


Yes, the MPACs mentioned are those vessels.

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