Land-based anti-ship missile maker meets Filipino officials

“Just before the year ended, the Philippine Navy and Department of National Defense had another meeting with officials from BrahMos Aerospace Corporation in Manila, which is related to their offer of the BrahMos land-based anti-ship missile system,” MaxDefense Philippines said on January 1, 2019.

According to MaxDefense the Philippine Navy is positioned to acquire Land Based Anti-Ship Missile System as part of the second list of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program Horizon 2.

“Our sources also indicated that Pres. Duterte himself is supportive of this project and also prefers India’s offer, as he was presented of the system during his visit to India in 2018,” MaxDefense added.

MaxDefense said in August 2018 that BrahMos officials visited the Philippines “to explain further their proposal to use the Brahmos land-based anti-ship missile for the Philippine Marine Corps’ Shore-Based Anti-Ship Missile System (SBASMS) acquisition project” through a workshop.

However, MaxDefense noted that BrahMos is not yet selected. “The project’s Technical Working Group and the Navy’s leadership will still be evaluating other offers to be made by other countries or companies,” it added.