- Title: PHILIPPINES: INTERNATIONAL ARMS EXHIBITION HELD IN MANILA
- Date: 8th March 1995
- Summary: MANILA, PHILIPPINES (MARCH 8, 1995) (REUTERS TELEVISION-ACCESS ALL) 1. GV EXHIBITION CENTRE 0.04 2. GV FLAGS OUTSIDE EXHIBITION CENTRE 0.07 3. GV TANK AND HELICOPTER 0.13 4. SCU DESCRIPTION BOARD TILT UP TO APC 0.19 5. GV INTERIOR OF EXHIBITION CENTRE 0.22 6. GVS DISPLAY OF MINIATURE WEAPONS 0.32 7. SVS MEN HOLDING LIGHT MACHINE GUNS 0.43 8. GV DISPLAY OF "RED ARROW-8 ANTI-TANK MISSILE" 0.46 9. GV RAFAEL ISRAEL BOOTHS 0.50 10. SCU PAN PYTHON-3 COMBAT MISSILE 0.54 11. GV/SCU DEMONSTRATION OF ISRAELI ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN 1.02 12. CU SIGN READING "CHINA NORTH INDUSTRIES CORP" TILT DOWN TO BOOTH 1.07 13. GV/CU MODELS "IR-LASER RADAR", "TWIN BARREL 30 MM WARSHIP GUN TYPE 69" 1.11 14. SVS GENERAL ALFREDO FILLER,VICE CHIEF OF STAFF PHILIPPINE ARMED FORCES LOOKING AT DISPLAYS 1.21 15. CU FILLER SAYING "IN A SENSE, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE DISPLAYS HERE NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK AT ANYTHING. THOSE THINGS WILL HIT YOU WITHOUT YOU'LL EN EVEN REALIZING THAT THEY ARE THERE." (ENGLISH) 1.34 16. SV MEN DISCUSSING EXHIBITS 1.37 18. CUS MINIATURE AUGUSTA HELICOPTERS 1.44 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 23rd March 1995 12:00
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Reuters ID: LVA31VPX0MY3Q77RYODJPLM2QHPR
- Story Text: Builders of the powerful Russian MIG-29, China's missile makers and other arms dealers assembled in Manila on Tuesday (March 7) to try to cash in on a two billion U.S. dollars Philippine government programme to modernise one of Asia's most ill-equipped armies.
Scale models of warplanes, battle ships, rockets and tanks went on display at a seaside trade centre at the opening of a four-day international aviation, maritime and defence exhibit.
General Alfredo Filler, Vice-Chief of Staff of the Philippine Armed Forces was impressed by the exhibition.
When asked how he would assess the weapons display of China, Filler jokingly said they were threatening enough.
Last month, the Philippine government voiced concern to China over the presence of Chinese ships and structures within Philippine territorial waters.
The area occupied by the Chinese, called Mischief Reef, is part of the Spratly Islands group being claimed wholly or in part by China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.
The Philippine and Chinese governments are scheduled to meet this month to peacefully settle this issue.
The Philippine Congress last month passed a law appropriating 50 billion pesos (US$2 billion) over the next five years for the purchase of weapons, aircraft and ships and the training of the country's 160,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen.
The air force has just six fighter jets, only two of which are capable of making sharp turns, while the navy's fleet of ships has an average age of 40 years.
The China North Industries Corporation of Beijing is offering the Philippines shipboard weapons, various types of missiles, rockets and a fully automated air defence system that can knock intruding planes out of the air with the use of computers.
Other exhibitors include France's Aerospatiale, which has sold more than 710,000 missiles to 69 countries and Israel's Rafael Company.
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