The United States government through Joint United States Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) in the Philippines will be soon transferring 250 rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers and 1,000 M203 grenade launchers along with other weapons to the Philippine Army.
This was announced by US Embassy in Manila after JUSMAG delivered 1,040 2.75 rocket motors and 992 2.75-inched (diameter) rockets to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) through the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA) today, July 29.
“Through the MLSA, the [Armed Forces of the Philippines] is able to receive select munitions and equipment from U.S. military stock in an accelerated process reserved for allies and close partners of the United States,” the US Embassy said.
“The munitions and weapons deliveries will enhance the AFP’s counterterrorism capabilities, and directly support AFP members actively engaged in counterterrorism operations in the southern Philippines, including Marawi,” it added.
The US Embassy said 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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