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Philippines receives US arms

2nd February 2017 - 08:59 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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On 27 January the US delivered batches of infantry weapons and an unmanned vehicle system to the Philippines Armed Forces (AFP).

These were purchased by the Philippines through the Foreign Military Sales scheme and represent a significant increase in capability for the military, which is expanding and enhancing its counter-terror operations. It also shows that relations between the US and the Philippines in the defence field, are continuing despite the political drama. 

This equipment included more than 400 M203 40mm grenade launchers, 85 M40A5 7.62mm sniper rifles and an AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial (UAV) system to the Philippine Army

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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