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US donates P1.38-B worth of defense gear to PHL
« on: December 10, 2020, 12:06:27 AM »
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/767249/us-donates-p1-38-b-worth-of-defense-gear-to-philippines-to-secure-borders/story/

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US donates P1.38-B worth of defense gear to Philippines to secure borders
Published December 8, 2020 6:54pm

The United States defense department has donated P1.39 billion or $29 million worth of defense gear to the Philippine government to boost its efforts in securing borders, its Philippine counterpart said.

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Miller also informed Lorenzana that one C130 military transport aircraft will be delivered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines on December 17.

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The US defense department has also earlier transferred defense equipment to several special mission units of the AFP.

The DND said the new equipment will strengthen the AFP’s joint precision strike, sniper, riverine and counter-improvised explosive device capabilities.

US Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett also earlier handed over to the Philippine Navy a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System, while US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien donated P868 million ($18 million) in supplementary military equipment and training to the AFP. — Ma. Angelica Garcia/BM, GMA News

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Re: US donates P1.38-B worth of defense gear to PHL
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 12:11:02 AM »
https://globalnation.inquirer.net/192598/ph-gets-p1-38b-more-in-donated-military-equipment-from-us-government

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PH gets P1.38B more in donated military equipment from US government
INQUIRER.net / 07:28 PM December 08, 2020

Miller told Lorenzana that the first of two refurbished C-130 heavy-lift aircraft that the Philippine Air Force is acquiring will be delivered on Dec. 17.

The Philippine defense department described the aid package as “a symbol of the Philippines and the United States continued warm alliance.”

With P33 billion worth of ships, planes, small arms and other military equipment donated to the Philippines since 2015, the Philippines is the largest recipient of US military assistance in the Indo-Pacific region.

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PH gets P1.38B more in donated military equipment from US government
Dec 8, 2020
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The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump donated an additional P1.38 billion worth of military equipment to the Philippines which Philippine officials said showed the two countries’ “continued warm alliance.” Video from the DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IP7fK6HynU


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U.S. Turns Over Php1.4 Billion in Military Equipment to PH
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 02:15:13 AM »
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Turns Over Php1.4 Billion in Military Equipment to Strengthen Security Cooperation

https://ph.usembassy.gov/acting-us-defense-secretary-turns-over-php1-4-billion-in-military-equipment-to-strengthen-security-cooperation/

Manila, December 8, 2020 — Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller met with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. on December 8.  While in Manila, he announced the recent transfer of Php1.4 billion ($29.3 million) in defense articles, including sniper and anti-IED equipment, to senior Philippine military officials.  The visit demonstrates the longstanding and steadfast U.S. military commitment to the Philippines, the oldest U.S. treaty ally in Asia.
In meetings with Philippine counterparts, Acting Secretary Miller underscored the importance of the U.S.-Philippine alliance to national and regional security, and discussed opportunities for greater bilateral security cooperation to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific region.  He also highlighted the more than Php1.1 billion ($23.4 million) in U.S. COVID-19 assistance and disaster relief for recent typhoon victims, as well as ongoing U.S. support for Philippine counterterrorism and maritime security efforts.

During his visit, Acting Secretary Miller announced the December 2 turnover of defense equipment transferred to several special mission units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to support the AFP’s modernization goals.  The new equipment will strengthen the AFP’s joint precision strike, sniper, riverine, and counter-improvised explosive device capabilities.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to visit the Philippines, the United States’ oldest treaty ally in Asia.  It was an honor to meet with Secretary Lorenzana and Secretary Loscin to discuss deepening our alliance and supporting a free and open South China Sea and Indo-Pacific region,” said Acting Secretary of Defense Miller.

“We are grateful for the support provided by the United States as we continuously work on the enhancement of the Philippines’ defense capabilities,” said Secretary Lorenzana of the visit.  “The modernization of the AFP will ultimately allow us to respond more effectively to both traditional and non-traditional security threats to our maritime nation.”

Acting Secretary Miller’s visit followed the November 25 visit of U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and handover to the Philippine Navy of a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System, as well as U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien’s November 22-23 visit, during which he announced Php868 million ($18 million) in supplementary military equipment and training for the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The Philippines is by far the largest recipient of U.S. military assistance in the Indo-Pacific region.  Since 2015, the United States has delivered more than Php33 billion ($650 million) worth of planes, ships, armored vehicles, small arms, and other military equipment to the Philippines, while training side-by-side with our Filipino allies.