Russia and the Philippines are negogiating on a possible delivery of Project 636 conventional submarines, helicopter equipment and small arms, CEO of Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheyev announced, according to the state-run news agency TASS.
“We are holding talks not only on this [submarines]. In general, we are now discussing the format of further work with the Philippines,” Mikheyev commented on the negotiations on Project 636 submarines to TASS.
Project 636 submarines are among the most noiseless from among Russian conventional subs. They have been dubbed the Black Hole for their quietness. These submarines are equipped with modern radar and communications systems, the sonar, 533mm torpedoes and Kalibr cruise missiles.
Mikheyev added that the Philippines are also interested in Russian-made helicopter equipment and small arms.
“We expect that the Philippine Ministry of Defense will be interested in our products, the products of military-technical corporations. These are helicopter equipment, small arms, automobile equipment – so we are conducting negotiations and we hope that we’ll have some preliminary results in the near future,” he said.