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Philippines funds tactical radio acquisitions

8th January 2018 - 12:36 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Department of Budget Management in the Philippines has released funds for three separate programmes encompassing communications to benefit the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The Philippine Army will receive 3,185 VHF handheld radios under a budget of PHP678 million ($13.8 million). It will also acquire 150 HF manpack radios of 20W output worth PHP223.5 million ($4.6 million).

These radios are being supplied by Harris Corporation using the US government's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) mechanism. First deliveries are expected later this year.

The types are likely to be from the Falcon III family, which the AFP has previously ordered

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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