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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has inaugurated the SPYDER defence system simulation and training centre in the Philippines in a ceremony held in the facility at an Air Base in Floridablanca, Philippines.

In a ceremony held on 26 April, Rafael’s Executive Vice President Pinhas Yungman, Head of the Air & Missile Defense Directorate, Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines Delfin Lorenzana, Commanding General of PAF Lt. Gen. Connor Anthony Canlas Sr., SIBAT Director for Asia and the Pacific Eytan Levi, and other officials took part in the official opening of the training facility.

During the ceremony, the attendants were able to see the missile engagement simulation and the training capabilities provided by the centre. The SPADS Simulator Training Center is the Philippine Air Force’s first missile training facility which will serve as a training ground for future air defenders to prepare them for real-time threats as well as enhancing personnel knowledge and skills. The training centre is part of the GBADS acquisition project of the Philippine Air Force which will further enhance the nation’s defensive capabilities.