- Philippines to Focus on Other Priorities Before Buying Russian Submarine- Defense Official
Philippines To Focus On Other Priorities Before Buying Russian Submarine- Defense Official
The Philippines considered buying Russian submarines but delayed the acquisition process over its cost and the fact that the country had higher priorities, the undersecretary for finance and materiel at the Philippine Department of National Defense, Raymundo DV Elefante, told Sputnik on Tuesday
"We have looked before at submarines, because in the Philippines we have no submarine � to help us in defending our coastline.
But since it's very expensive, we have to take it one at a time. What is needed in our country is far more important," Elefante said on the sidelines of the ARMY-2019 International Military-Technical Forum currently held in Moscow region.
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