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Duterte Administration to Upgrade AFP’s protective equipment

Balita Ngayon | Duterte Administration to give new look and upgrade to Armed Forces of the Philippines protection gear.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) will get ₱53.5 million worth of force protection equipment in Israel by mid-2017. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in recent statement that the 1,190 equipment sets will be allocated to the Joint Special Operation Group, which is the AFP’s lead unit in anti-terrorism activities.

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MAROM Dolphin will supply the equipment. The Israeli company also provides protection equipment to the Israel Defense Force. The government-to-government procurement is a part of an agreement between the department of National Defense and the Israel Ministry of Defense, according to Delfin Lorenzana.

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Lorenzana adds that the “specialized vests” are expected to upgrade and modernize the AFP’s capability in battling “terrorists and lawless elements.” The AFP is in the process of a modernization program aimed at building stronger defense mechanisms for security and stability, nationwide peace and economic development.

   

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