Philippines,Thailand in talks with India for possible BrahMos acquisition

Philippines,Thailand in talks with India for possible BrahMos acquisition

The Philippines before the year ends might just have its first Land Based Anti-Ship Missile System as part of the second list of Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program Horizon 2.
The Hindu reports, Thailand and the Philippines are stepping up serious negotiations for the acquisition of the Brahmos cruise missiles. If the sale materializes, it will be the first export of the BrahMos missile by India. 

“Negotiations are on. It may not happen this year, but most likely next year,” diplomatic sources said, as quoted by The Hindu.
India's BrahMos cruise missiles
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Representatives from the Thai navy are currently in discussions on the project for its materialization.
As for the country, it might come a little earlier since President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is supportive of the project.
“Our sources also indicated that President 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 said.

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is currently the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation. The missile travels at speeds of Mach 2.8 to 3.0 which is being upgraded to Mach 5.0.
Both land-launched and ship-launched versions of the BrahMos are already in service, with the air and submarine-launched versions currently in the testing phase.

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