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Plans Made For Israeli Spyder Air Defense Systems 

Source: Philippines News Agency

January 25 2019


The Philippines will acquire a new air defense system from Israel, reports the official Philippine News Agency. 

The Dept. of National Defense will purchase the Surface-to-air Python and Derby (SPYDER) mobile air defense system from Israeli firm Rafael, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Friday. 

Lorenzana said he did not know how many batteries Manila would receive. 

A battery typically consists of at least three launchers.

Lorenzana did not say if a contract had been signed or reveal a delivery schedule. 

The Philippines previously purchased surface-to-surface Spike-ER missiles from Israel for the navy's multi-purpose assault craft. 

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