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Philippines now looking for suppliers of submarines

/ 05:30 AM June 12, 2018

The country is looking to acquire submarines to boost defense and security.

Speaking to reporters at Camp Aguinaldo, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the acquisition of submarines was part of the third horizon of the military modernization program.

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“Submarines are part of the third horizon [year 2023 to 2027], but we are looking now [for suppliers]. We are looking at [South] Korea, Russia and other countries,” he said, adding that construction of a submarine takes up to 10 years.

“It would take that long, so if we place orders … it (submarine) may be delivered after President Duterte’s term,” he said —Jeannette I. Andrade

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