Finally, the Philippine Army received military equipment for the army from the US
The Philippine Army (PA) has received 80 assault rifles and 40 mortars from the United States government on Sunday.
Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ramon P. Zagala said the assault rifle was a grant from the US government for the Philippine Army under the Military Assistance Program. The mortar was purchased by the Army from the US under the Foreign Military Sales Program.
Zagala said the assault rifles were the main direct firearms used by troops against the country’s enemies while mortars supported the infantry.
“The Philippine army has expressed its gratitude to the US government for providing an assault rifle that will greatly improve the combat skills of our frontline troops,” Zagala said.
“In addition, the purchase of mortars through the Army modernization fund enhances the system and the ability of our weapons for the Philippine Army to carry out its mission to secure the land,” he added.
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