Those BrahMos missiles as proposed to be used by the Filipino for defense of integral territorial surrounding waters and the declared Economic Exclusion Zone [EEZ] requiring over-the-horizon [OTH] targeting-acquisition.
Coastal artillery too in the modern version also needing same [OTH].
THIS AIRCRAFT IN THE MILITARY MODE USING SIDE-LOOKING AIRBORNE-RADAR IDEALLY SUITED FOR THE TASK?
Bombardier 415 MP.
Bombardier with the right type of electronic "suite" able to perform with ease the C^3ISTAR mission vital to coastal defense. Coastal defense as defined once more extending far beyond the horizon. Net-Centric!
Find-Fix-Track-Target-Engage-Assess! Net-Centric in the proverbial nutshell.
Bombardier as is obvious an amphibious airplane. Can take-off and land on an air strip, conventional or expedient, and capable of course of water-borne seaplane operations.
"Combining a state-of-the-art surveillance suite with direct water intervention capabilities."
"Flexibility and ruggedness are the hallmarks of the Bombardier 415 MP amphibious aircraft. Combining a state-of-the-art surveillance suite with direct water intervention capabilities, this versatile mission-specific aircraft offers exceptional low-level, low-speed manoeuvrability, making it the perfect choice for a wide range of special missions on inland, coastal and offshore waters."
More importantly, Bombardier is NOW! The Filipino needs cheap, quick and dirty solutions if possible.
Net-Centric that multiplicity of sensors part and parcel of the ISTAR mission connected with that C^3 apparatus. Shooters able to access for target-acquisition and terminal guidance using advanced missiles and projectiles such as HVP.
One such image showing the net-centric concept. Click on image for a larger view.
See also an animated YouTube video of net-centric in action.