AFP receives over $2.3M in equipment grants from US gov’t

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received $2,304,728.39 worth of equipment grant from the United States government on Monday, May 2.

The various defense equipment arrived at the Haribon Terminal, Clark Air Base in Pampanga via a U.S. KC-10A aircraft. Upon its unloading, Supply Officers from the AFP Major Services inspected the hardware.

The Philippine Air Force received Laser Designation Systems Forward Air Controller, Air Field Operations and Logistics Support, Defense Advanced GPS Receiver, C-130 Spares, and Precision Guided Munition Tool Kits.

The Philippine Army received Tactical Network Rover and various support equipment while the Philippine Navy accepted various Weapon Support Equipment.

These were acquired as grants under the U.S. Counter-Terrorism (CT) and Foreign Military Financing (FMF) Programs.

Both the CT and FMF are annual grants provided by the U.S. Government to the Philippines in accordance with its continuing commitment to assist the AFP in its capability upgrade program.

The U.S. Government authorizes the provision of its various security assistance programs to the AFP in line with the Philippines – United States Military Assistance Agreement of 1947.

“The AFP continues to make great strides in strengthening our counter-terrorism capabilities with new and modern equipment such as the latest grants from the United States,” said AFP Chief of Staff, General Andres Centino. — AFP

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