Saturday, December 10, 2022

Ukraine offers modern air defence systems and unmanned aerial vehicles to Philippines

UKROBORONPROM’s leading special exporter -SE “Spetstehnoeksport”, will look to provide its new precision weapons, automotive equipment and ammunition to the Philippines.

According to official website of the SE “Spetstehnoeksport”, Pavlo Barbul, Director of SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport” and Oleg Hladkovskiy,  First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine, during the working visit to the Republic of the Philippines, held an official meeting with the Secretary of National Defense Delfin N.Lorenzana and a number of negotiations with the senior leadership of defense offices of the country. The parties discussed the potential of cooperation between the countries, particularly in the field of shipbuilding, production of air defense means, UAV’s, radar equipment and weapon systems.

“In fact, the Philippines with its market and economy are opening up huge prospects for Ukrainian developers and manufacturers. Shipbuilding, various weapon systems, radars, UAVs – this is nowhere near a full list of what Ukraine can offer as part of a mutually beneficial defense cooperation”, – said the First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine.


This visit has to be a new starting point for the development of efficient cooperation and contribute to strengthening of national security of both states.

A Ukrainian company also can offer the Philippines the new UAV unmanned aviation complex «Anser» and «Sparrow».

The UAV of the «Sparrow» series are designed for tactical reconnaissance of shirt and medium range. The speed of deployment, simplicity and reliability, resistance to mechanical and thermal effects and complete protection from moisture make them indispensable for tactical reconnaissance groups.


The «Anser» is an unmanned aviation vehicle for monitoring large areas, shorelines, positions and movements of the enemy in the rear. The optics with 32x zoom allow detailed investigation of an area.

The main distinguishing features of the unmanned aviation complex include the opportunity to stay in the air from 6 to 12 hours, ability to carry a payload of 5 kg and use of fully encrypted digital data channels. Meanwhile the weight of the aircraft is 23 kg.

The aircraft is launched using a catapult and landed with a parachute. Therefore, the use of the complex does not need fixed runways or landing sites.


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