The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is now on planning stage for the acquisition of missile system as part of the second horizon of the modernization program.
Army Chief Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda said the land-based missile is still on the list.
However, addressing the needs of the soldiers in the field must come first for them to be highly effective in internal security threats.
This includes increasing their operational environment equipment such as helmets in prioritizing their force protection.
“Now we have brand new rifles, tanks and medical kits and equipment but we need to still beef up the soldiers’ survivability in combat,” he added.
Giving emphasis to the troops first before the big items, Miranda also intends to upgrade the sniper capability in the infantry for special operations command.
Last November, Philippine defense and military officials and Israel Aerospace Industries jointly conducted a live-fire demonstration in Israel to show Philippine defense and military officials how Israeli missile system works.