Philippines intends to purchase Russian military helicopters

Philippines intends to purchase Russian military helicopters

The Philippines intends to purchase 12 military helicopters in Russia. This was stated by President Rodrigo Duterte, reports news CNN Philippines resource.


In an interview with Duterte, he said that 12 “Russian-made military helicopters” would soon be armed with the Philippine army. According to him, the previously discussed plan for the purchase of military equipment in Russia was frozen due to a lack of budget funds.

From the fact that Russia is a friend, it does not follow that we do not pay our debts. Now we have placed orders for the supply of 12 military helicopters

- He said, without explaining which helicopters will be purchased in Russia.

In 2019, the Philippine Armed Forces command announced an assessment of the possibility of buying 16 helicopters in Russia, as well as armaments, as part of an ongoing modernization program, which Duterte seeks to complete before the expiration of its term of office in 2023.

Note that until the 2017 year, the Philippines, along with Brunei, remained the only states in the Asia-Pacific region that never bought Russian weapons. However, with the advent of President Rodrigo Duterte, Manila began to actively show interest in establishing military-technical cooperation with Moscow. As Duterte explained, "when Russia sells weapon, it does not impose any conditions ", unlike the United States.

Experts characterized Duterte’s foreign policy as a turn to Russia and China from the United States. The United States was the largest arms supplier of the Philippine Armed Forces until 2016, when it refused to supply 20 assault rifles to the Philippine National Police.

The first contract Russia signed with the Philippines was an agreement to supply RPG-7V grenade launchers and shots to them. Russian weapons arrived in the Philippines last July.

In November last year, it was reported that the Philippine Defense Ministry is considering the Russian Su-30MKI fighter as one of the contenders for victory in the tender announced by the country's Air Force.
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  1. solzh 29 January 2020 11: 54 New
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    Philippines intends to purchase 12 military helicopters in Russia

    I wonder what kind of helicopters are going to buy?
    As Duterte explained, “when Russia sells weapons, it does not impose any conditions,” unlike the United States.

    Unlike the United States, we try to honestly fulfill our obligations in different directions and even more so in the sale of weapons.
    1. smart ass 29 January 2020 11: 57 New
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      What is your position in Rosoboronexport?
      1. solzh 29 January 2020 12: 01 New
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        The most important
        1. smart ass 29 January 2020 12: 12 New
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          Sofa analytic?
          1. solzh 29 January 2020 12: 15 New
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            Yeah. Guessed it! AND? What did you want to say in the end?
            1. smart ass 29 January 2020 12: 19 New
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              It's just that you are so sure to write that, unlike the United States, we try to honestly fulfill our obligations in different directions and even more so in the sale of weapons
              1. solzh 29 January 2020 12: 21 New
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                Do you think I'm wrong? I wonder what exactly. It’s just that in my memory there are no scandals related to the fulfillment of our obligations.
                1. smart ass 29 January 2020 12: 27 New
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                  Simple, I think that 95% of information on Rosoboronexport transactions is closed. And how do you know the details, and this is guesswork)
                  1. St Petrov 29 January 2020 12: 35 New
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                    And how do you know the details, and this is guesswork)


                    but from where do I know the details that the great Ukrainians pumped contracts with Thailand?

                    And there are more details about the contract for armored personnel carriers for Iraq

                    and more recently, great Ukrainians won a tender for the supply of aircraft to Peru, which are not wassat

                    so write some game. Which, in principle, is normal in your case. I already see how Russia does not fulfill the contracts, but no one knows about it, because Russia has closed the information. You are probably yourself, a great Ukrainian? You now have a period of 5 years - to catch blunt fish out of the blue.
                  2. solzh 29 January 2020 12: 37 New
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                    Quote: Clever man
                    And how do you know the details, and this is guesswork)

                    Clear laughing
                    I did not write about the details only. In my commentary, I 1) was interested in what kind of helicopters were interested in the Philippines and 2) we honestly carry out and carry out our transactions, there are no scandals, there were no serious scandals, there are no complaints against us. If something serious happened, then at VO we would have already discussed such a scandal, but I don’t remember anything like that. At the same time, there were enough scandals with the supply of military products by other countries and there were such articles at the military. That’s basically it.
                    1. maxim947 29 January 2020 12: 49 New
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                      It’s good, all that’s left is to sign a contract and sit in Duterte’s chair at least until its execution.
                      1. Sergej1972 29 January 2020 14: 24 New
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                        Why doesn't he sit still? Siloviki and common people for him.
                      2. maxim947 29 January 2020 14: 32 New
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                        I only For)) And so, you never know? anything happens ...
                  3. smart ass 29 January 2020 14: 22 New
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                    Understand
              2. Vladimir_6 29 January 2020 15: 31 New
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                Quote: solzh
                It’s just that in my memory there are no scandals related to the fulfillment of our obligations.

                And in my memory there.
                "September 22, 2010
                Today it was announced that a decision had been made to abandon the supply of S-300 air defense systems to Iran, Chief of the General Staff Nikolay Makarov announced this. "The decision was made not to supply S-300 to Iran."
                https://inosmi.ru/asia/20100928/163244530.html
                1. orionvitt 29 January 2020 20: 21 New
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                  However, they set, albeit with a delay. And they recognized their own.
                  1. Vladimir_6 29 January 2020 23: 12 New
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                    Quote: orionvitt
                    However, they set, albeit with a delay. And they recognized their own.

                    True, it all ended happily. hi
    2. Hunter 2 29 January 2020 12: 04 New
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      Well and good, there is a serious struggle for arms markets. To tear the USA from military exporters is not such a small country as the Philippines ... serious success. Hopefully, everything will go smoothly with the contract!
      1. LiSiCyn 29 January 2020 12: 17 New
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        Duterte is stubborn. good
        I think they will buy the Mi-17. He seems to have agreed with Kalashnikov. Production open.
        1. Thrall 29 January 2020 12: 37 New
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          Canada and the Philippines previously made a $ 233 million deal to buy Manila 16 Bell 412EPI type helicopters. Subsequently, the Canadian authorities announced their intention to review the deal on the sale of helicopters to the Philippines in connection with the Philippines plans to use them in military operations in the country. Last week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation of the deal
          1. St Petrov 29 January 2020 12: 44 New
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            Subsequently, the Canadian authorities announced their intention to review the deal on the sale of helicopters to the Philippines in connection with the Philippines plans to use them in military operations in the country.


            I love when this near-human dyuha wags our competitors and the conclusion of contracts by Russia. Duterte understood where the waffles are wet, and where there are solid contracts and fulfilled obligations.

            Soon the West will understand that Duterte does not like transformers and in general there will be the whole Philippine market - our
  2. Keyser soze 29 January 2020 12: 00 New
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    unlike the USA, we try to honestly fulfill our obligations


    Your problem is only in the logistics, service and supply of spare parts.
    1. solzh 29 January 2020 12: 02 New
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      Quote: Keyser Soze
      Your problem is only in the logistics, service and supply of spare parts

      Namely? Who has any complaints against us?
      1. Fan-fan 29 January 2020 12: 19 New
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        The Indians have a lot of complaints.
        1. carstorm 11 29 January 2020 12: 23 New
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          official or newspaper?))) I generally doubt that there is at least someone in the world towards whom the Indian press does not throw out claims.
        2. solzh 29 January 2020 12: 24 New
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          Quote: Fan-Fan
          The Indians have a lot of complaints.

          This can not be called claims. They themselves do not really know what they want and preferably cheaper.
          1. Fan-fan 29 January 2020 12: 27 New
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            We, too, cannot be recognized by mere mortals, since secrecy is everywhere. Only by indirect signs can we determine, for example, the main sign - refusal to buy from us and purchase from others similar weapons, even at a higher price. Why? Who will answer this question?
  • lopuhan2006 29 January 2020 12: 00 New
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    Oh well. Both ours and yours. This is how Ukraine switch to NATO. Money wagon at all. Maybe they will take a pair of Mi-17s, but they promise .....
  • Vasyan1971 29 January 2020 12: 01 New
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    It does not follow from the fact that Russia is a friend that we do not pay our debts.

    Golden words!
    1. bessmertniy 29 January 2020 12: 08 New
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      It’s just nice that Russia is his friend. Although where else should he go to friends, if the US graters about one thing, with China on the other. what
      1. Vasyan1971 29 January 2020 13: 05 New
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        Quote: bessmertniy
        It’s just nice that Russia is his friend.

        It is much more pleasant that he is going to pay (at least in words). And preferably - with money.
    2. Fan-fan 29 January 2020 12: 20 New
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      Still to learn what this "friend" will pay, God forbid, palm oil.
  • Retvizan 8 29 January 2020 12: 01 New
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    "Have you decided to buy Russian combat helicopters? - Then we will go to you!"
    Advertising the US State Department.))
    1. Vasyan1971 29 January 2020 13: 10 New
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      Quote: Retvizan 8
      "Have you decided to buy Russian combat helicopters? - Then we will go to you!"
      Advertising the US State Department.))

      Yes. In Afghanistan, just now, such an event is in full swing.
  • Lord of the Sith 29 January 2020 12: 14 New
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    Good news. Slowly we crawl into those countries where the Yankees traditionally raged.
    Bite off the market))
  • knn54 29 January 2020 12: 18 New
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    Most likely, they will buy second-hand Black Hawk at $ 15 million per bird.
    - inexpensive;
    -there is operating experience;
    - I do not want sanctions.
    Interestingly, the Yankees will sacrifice principles? After all, Canada refused to sell its Bell 412 because of "concern" for the "rebels."
    1. Livonetc 29 January 2020 12: 24 New
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      You, apparently Rodrigo Duterte, are confusing someone or do not follow the course of the current Philippines government.
  • rocket757 29 January 2020 12: 27 New
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    So it would be nice .... let's look at the results of the "event".
  • Cowbra 29 January 2020 12: 35 New
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    Something here yesterday told me about that. what a bad service Rosvertol has ... But it turns out. I was right - they do not buy from Rosvertol not because of the service, but because they go to the US as slaves. like Afghanistan ... But the Philippines are satisfied with the service ...
  • FC Rostov 29 January 2020 16: 24 New
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    Yesterday there was news on the VO about the T38 helicopter, maybe this is our customers
  • Pension 29 January 2020 17: 54 New
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    Philippines intends to purchase Russian military helicopters

    In turn, partners and remember the main thing now ..
    To make money in the morning, in the evening chairs! (we are not the USSR with its power and influence)
    I look a lot of you who want to get Russian weapons are divorced and rightly gentlemen ..
    Russian weapons are the weapons of victory, were and will be!
    PS Maybe it’s not so beautiful and brightly colored with many buttons and functions for heating the lower body ..))) But it is reliable and deadly and was created to protect and punish aggressors (this is our history example.) hi