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Philippines selects SPYDER for GBAD

2nd January 2019 - 08:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is believed to have selected Rafael’s Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby (SPYDER) system for its ground-based air defence requirement under Horizon 2 (spanning 2018-22) of the armed forces’ modernisation plan.

A technical working group spent several years evaluating contenders, with the Israeli system eventually getting the nod. The Department of National Defense will now begin negotiations as part of a government-to-government procurement process.

Lt Gen Galileo Gerard Kintanar, the former commanding general of the PAF, announced on 21 December during a change-of-command ceremony that the air force would acquire three GBAD batteries from Israel. It is

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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