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In January, the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace signed a US$375m contract with the Philippine Department of Defence for the supply of three BrahMos shore-based anti-ship missile systems. According to Alexander Maksichev, Managing Co-Director of BrahMos, the Russian NPO Mashinostroeniya and BrahMos Aerospace will sign a production agreement for missiles.

According to Maksichev, the agreement will include both work for the production of the hardware and adaptation of the missiles according to customer requirements.

“The works will be carried out within the framework of the current Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), which is aimed at limiting the proliferation of missiles and missile technologies,” Maksichev stressed.

The Philippine Secretary of National Defence Delfin Lorenzana announced a deal to acquire three BrahMos shore-based mobile missile systems from India earlier. He noted that in addition to the systems themselves, the contract included operator training, as well as logistics support.