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AFP receives over $2.3M worth of equipment grant from US

AFP receives over $2.3M worth of equipment grant from US

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has received equipment grants worth a total of $2,304,728.39 from the United States government.

In a statement, the AFP said it received the various defense equipment on Monday, May 2, at the Haribon Terminal, Clark Air Base in Pampanga via a US KC-10A aircraft.

Supply officers from the AFP Major Services inspected the hardware upon unloading of the equipment.

The Philippine Air Force acquired 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 meanwhile received Tactical Network Rover and various support equipment, and the Philippine Navy obtained various Weapon Support Equipment.

The equipment were granted under the US Counter-Terrorism (CT) and Foreign Military Financing (FMF) Programs, as the US government continued to assist the AFP in its capability upgrade program in line with the Philippines -US 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. —Jamil Santos/KG, GMA News