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The area of ​​potential combat use when deploying BrahMos missiles is shown in the Philippines

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The deployment of military infrastructure by China in the disputed water area provoked an increase in the combat capabilities of the armed forces of a number of states claiming certain sections of the South China Sea. Among them are the Philippines, which has relied on the "asymmetric containment" of China due to the lack of fleetcapable of competing with the PLA Navy.


When looking for means to counter Beijing, Manila opted for coastal mobile missile systems armed with BrahMos anti-ship missiles. This is the first export success of a Russian-Indian product.

The Philippine military hopes that the anti-ship BrahMos will create a "combat superiority area" in the waters adjacent to the territory of the state at a distance of 290 kilometers. In fact, this is the area of ​​combat use of such weapons when they are deployed in the Philippines.

The cruise missile has a maximum flight speed of about Mach 2,8 and is capable of hitting the pennant of the enemy fleet with a warhead weighing from 200 to 300 kilograms.

Brahmos is perfect weapons to create a system of anti-ship defense of the country

- said Giovanni Bacordo when he commanded the Philippine Navy.

Local observers have already identified the ship kill zone created by the deployment of the Russian-Indian system in the direction of the contested Paracel Islands. It does not “reach out” to them, but, taking into account the strike means available to Taiwan, it is capable of blocking the passage of the Chinese fleet to the east.

The area of ​​potential combat use when deploying BrahMos missiles is shown in the Philippines
Photos used:
Website of BrahMos Aerospace; Defense Studies
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 21 January 2022 08: 40
    +3
    The Philippine military hopes that the anti-ship BrahMos will create a "combat superiority area" in the waters adjacent to the territory of the state ...

    The Philippine military needs to soberly assess the situation. The coastal anti-ship missile systems are not a panacea, because in addition to the PRC Navy, there is also the Air Force ... But this "problem" will not be coped with by the kondachka ...
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 January 2022 08: 42
    +3
    Manila made a choice in favor of coastal mobile missile systems armed with BrahMos anti-ship missile systems.
    This means that China will have, in the event of hostilities, to destroy the sites of these missiles. Against scrap, there is another scrap.
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 21 January 2022 08: 50
      +4
      Against scrap, there is another scrap.
      don’t be afraid of a knife, but be afraid of a fork - one hit four holes .... so in this case .... there is no combat triad ... sip into two holes and don’t allow yourself to be stupid .... you will be alive for some time. .... Tobacco has a specific place
  3. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 21 January 2022 08: 59
    -1
    It would still be necessary to adapt a carrier (resource) such as Tu16 or B737 to it ..... with a pair of such missiles and AFAR.
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 21 January 2022 09: 15
      0
      Quote: Zaurbek
      It would still be necessary to adapt a carrier (resource) such as Tu16 or B737 to it ..... with a pair of such missiles and AFAR.

      So the Indians have already screwed them on the Su30.
      True, AFAR is not there yet, but there are already plans for modernization.
      And so, of course, without DLRO no full-fledged defense will work.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 21 January 2022 09: 31
        0
        Su30 fighter ..... and a fighter resource .... You can do it on a conditional B737, 2-3-4 cars with AFAR and one AWACS for them. They can fly for a long time and economically, civilian pilots, a huge resource .... and Poseidons on the same basis
        1. Jacket in stock
          Jacket in stock 21 January 2022 09: 51
          0
          Quote: Zaurbek
          fighter .... You can do it on a conditional B737, 2-3-4 cars with AFAR and one AWACS for them

          Anything can be done. But who will do it? Philippines, right?
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 21 January 2022 10: 03
            +1
            The same India ...... I% for the idea ...
  4. Eug
    Eug 21 January 2022 09: 53
    +1
    For some reason, I think that China will not "leak" through the sieve of islands and states, but will cut through. And I don't envy those who get in his way... Unless, of course, China goes for it. I would venture to suggest that Russia and China will act in concert in time - in this case, the risks of a response will be significantly lower. China is facing a major crisis, which some economists see as the defining event of 2022 in the world. Most likely, there will be (or already is) a temptation to resort to an external solution to internal problems ... The same is true for the other side ... so what about Ilf and Petrov?
  5. alone
    alone 22 January 2022 11: 50
    +1
    The region is a big powder keg with a wick... It remains only to light the wick and wait for the explosion..
    And the most striking thing is that only all countries of the region will become participants in this batch .. Since everyone has certain problems with each other.