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Philippines plan to purchase Russian Strategic bombers?

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posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 09:06 PM
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This is an interesting topic. While everybody is startingn to acquire new weapons, the Philipppines for the first time will acquire strategic bombers. jamesmangun sent me an email adress regarding the PAF plan of buying Tu-16 Badgers from the Russian Air Force. Although it sounds futile because the Philippines has such a small military fund, plans are still in the works. The Philippines may not need startegic bombers because it's air force shows no need for them, they want to buy them to make an indigenous upgrade for:

* Antiship capabilities to patrol the Philippine archipelago and to protect it's broad waters
* For reconnaisance missions within it's airspace
* Most probably for emergency rescue during typhoons and for transporting troops (the officials also mentioned about conversion of these bombers to transport aircraft to transport troops)
*As a conventional bomber, of course. It will be also equipped with infrared bombsights and nightvision to use it for night raids in the thick forests

This was only a plan that was discussed during the special meeting no other news was mentioned in the media
To know more details, follow the links below:

www.fas.org...
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posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 09:48 PM
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The Philippines are in danger of a financial collapse a la Argentina, 2002. In fact, it's heading toward a financial collapse.
news.usti.net.../world.asia+oceania/1/wed/cr/Uphilippines-collapse.RTZS_FFL.html

Purchasing strategic bombers for its air force is pure asinine for the Filippino government.


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posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 06:20 PM
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Are you less infromed or what? You know nothing about the Philippines. Ask something about it to someone that lives there. Dont you know thta the Philippines has four times lesser debt than Argentina. And Besides, the Argentinian economy is under damn recession. No growth ,continuos deterioration. The only problem about my damned conutry is that the government is so inefficient because they are spending so much money on the poor (the poor dont work so much, as long they serve the government a bit,in the hail Gloria Arroyo projects).



posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 06:24 PM
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So after all, if the government would stop the "serve the poor" bulls**t, it will prosper and it would have these strategic bombers. I forgot to add that it would also convert these to AWACS aircraft. (the country desperately needs these stuff)

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