The Philippines is now poised to buy Russian military armaments, President Rodrigo Duterte told Russia President Putin during a bilateral meeting in Vietnam at the sidelines of APEC summit.
Duterte told Putin that it is his dream that before he finishes his presidency he wants to build a strong Armed Forces and strong police.
“It is very important for you to know that we are buying our arms from Russia this time,” he said.
“Because at the time we were short of arms for the military .
And we wanted to buy it from America, but because of the almost equal power of the US Congress and the President it is only stymied by the legislators, so the 23,000 that I ordered were scrapped,” he added.
Philipine want buy TOS-1A multiple rocket launchers and TZM-T transporter-loaders
TOS-1A multiple rocket launchers equipped with a new multi-fuel diesel engine and upgraded systems of explosive reactive armour (ERA).The TOS-1A Solntsepyok, in turn, is an upgraded version of the TOS-1 Buratino heavy flamethrower system which underwent its first combat tests in Afghanistan in 1988-1989.
The main elements of the TOS-1A system include a transport launch canister which contains an unguided rocket equipped with a warhead with a flamethrower-incendiary mixture.
There is another option, with a thermobaric warhead which is related to the so-called vacuum ammunition.The TOS-1A “Solntsepek” is an effective mean of thermobaric and volume-detonating ammunition.
When fired, the rockets disperse a cloud of flammable liquid into the air around the target, and then ignite it.
High accuracy calculation of firing angle for unguided rockets allocates targets of the impact point on the area in a way that makes it possible to cover a target densely at 6 seconds of full salvo duration.
It allows suppressing enemy active actions for a long time period at considerable areas and 100% destruction of unconcealed enemy personnel at the area of 40000 square meters.