Army’s RPG launchers ordered from Russia to be delivered soon

“The Philippine Army (PA) is expected to receive its shipment of Russian-made RPG-7V2 rocket propelled grenade (RPG) launchers in the next few days,” MaxDefense Philippines said in its Armed Forces of the Philipppines (AFP) modernization portal.

The said project was delayed due to issues on United States government’s Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

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The Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) worth PHP408 million was released by Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in June 2018 to cover the Rocket Launcher Light Acquisition Project under the Horizon 1 of the Revised AFP Modernization Program.

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Director General of JSC Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev signed the deal for supply and delivery of RPG-7V grenade launchers and ammunition in October 2017 at the sidelines of 4th ASEAN Defence Ministers-Plus Meeting in in Clark, Pampanga.