The Philippine Information Company reported that the Division of Funds and Administration (DBM) on December 27 launched two Particular Allotment Launch Orders (SAROs) to cowl the preliminary funding necessities of the “Shore-Based mostly Anti-Ship Missile System Acquisition Venture of the Philippine Navy beneath the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program. The primary SARO is price PHP1.3 billion whereas the second is price PHP1.535 billion. Earlier experiences mentioned the medium-range ramjet supersonic BrahMos cruise missile system is being eyed for this challenge. The acquisition of a land-based missile system is beneath Horizon Two of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program, which is slated for 2018 to 2022 and geared for the acquisition of apparatus for exterior protection. It has a price range of PHP300 billion.

In October 2019, Philippines was reported to be in dialogue with India for a doable BrahMos missile acquisition challenge. In November 2020, Secretary of Protection Delfin Lorenzana mentioned that this system to amass medium-range ramjet supersonic BrahMos cruise missiles is shifting ahead however getting sufficient funds stays a problem. The plan is to amass not less than two batteries of the BrahMos cruise missiles with every battery having three cell autonomous launchers. Every cell autonomous launchers will encompass two to a few missile tubes. The acquisition will likely be performed by way of a “government-to-government deal”. The procurement means of BrahMos was already within the superior stage by March 2020 however the COVID-19 pandemic halted the method and brought on the Philippines reprioritizing its price range. India has provided the Philippines an association to amass the missiles by way of comfortable mortgage however President Rodrigo Duterte is reportedly not eager on taking the supply.


The BrahMos (designated PJ-10) is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that may be launched from submarine, ships, plane or land. It’s notably one of many quickest supersonic cruise missiles on this planet.[16] It’s a three way partnership between the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India’s Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO), who collectively have fashioned BrahMos Aerospace. It’s based mostly on the Russian P-800 Oniks cruise missile and different related sea-skimming Russian cruise missile know-how. The identify BrahMos is a portmanteau fashioned from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia. It’s the world’s quickest anti-ship cruise missile at the moment in operation. The land-launched and ship-launched variations are already in service.

BrahMos claims it has the potential of attacking floor targets by flying as little as 5 metres in altitude and the utmost altitude it may well fly is 15,000 metres. It has a diameter of 70 cm and a wingspan of 1.7 m.[192] It could possibly achieve a pace of Mach 3.5, and has a most vary of 650 km. The ship-launched and land-based missiles can carry a 200 kg warhead, whereas the aircraft-launched variant (BrahMos A) can carry a 300 kg warhead. It has a two-stage propulsion system, with a solid-propellant rocket for preliminary acceleration and a liquid-fuelled ramjet chargeable for sustained supersonic cruise. Air-breathing ramjet propulsion is way more fuel-efficient than rocket propulsion, giving the BrahMos an extended vary than a pure rocket-powered missile would obtain. Though BrahMos was primarily an anti-ship missile, the BrahMos may also have interaction land-based targets.