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Lawmaker seeks drones, robots for AFP
« on: October 31, 2017, 06:26:48 PM »
Lawmaker seeks drones, robots for AFP
By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 28, 2017 - 12:00am

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/10/28/1753283/lawmaker-seeks-drones-robots-afp?nomobile=1

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should submit to Congress a new modernization plan that includes the purchase of modern warfare devices like drones and robots, Rep. Neil Abayon of party-list Aangat Tayo said yesterday.

Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III, on the other hand, asked the military to hold joint training exercises with their Chinese and Russian counterparts “for interoperability, now that China and Russia have donated firearms and other equipment to the AFP.”

“I urge the AFP leadership to put together a sustainable and reality-based enhancement of their modernization program that includes weaponry for modern warfare, close quarters combat, drones and robots,” said Abayon, a member of the House committee on national defense.

He said the “next level” program should be submitted to Congress for funding soon.

Abayon said the military should base the next phase of its modernization on its experience in battling local and foreign terrorists in Marawi City.

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