• US transfers weapons to AFP in support of counter-terrorism ops

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    Members of the US and Philippine armies unload and inspect a delivery of rockets from the US to the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Clark Air Base, Pampanga

    Officials from the Joint United States Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) delivered 1,040 2.75 inch rocket motors and 992 2.75 inch rockets to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) through the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA).

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    These timely transfers greatly enhance the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) counter-terrorism efforts. They are part of a series of upcoming transfers from the US military to multiple branches of the AFP through both MLSA and the security assistance program. Through the MLSA, the AFP is able to receive select munitions and equipment from US military stock in an accelerated process reserved for allies and close partners of the United States.

    The munitions and weapons deliveries will enhance the AFP’s counter-terrorism capabilities, and directly support AFP members actively engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the southern Philippines, including Marawi. Upcoming weapons deliveries include 250 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and 1,000 M203 grenade launchers delivered to the Philippine Army through the security assistance program.

    The United States is a proud and steadfast ally of the Philippines and will continue to provide support to the AFP’s long-term modernization goals and counterterrorism needs.

     

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