SPYDER missiles added to arsenal

January 25, 2019

Manila Standard:

The Department of National Defense will acquire a SPYDER missile system from Israel.

“Yes, we are. [However], I do not know [yet] the exact number of [batteries we will be getting],” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a message to the Philippine News Agency Thursday when sought for an update on the military’s modernization efforts.

Battery refers to the grouping of missile launchers. A normal battery consists of three or more missile launchers.

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