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Philippines receives sniper rifles from US

26th July 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Sniper rifles supplied to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) by the US government have arrived in country.

The ten M107.50 calibre sniper rifles are part of a series of equipment transfers designed to strengthen the AFP’s ability to meet mission requirements.

The US government provides support to the Philippines through grant assistance and expedited sales of arms and munitions to assist long-term AFP modernisation goals, as well as urgent counterterrorism and humanitarian aid and disaster relief requirements.

Previously supplied equipment has included radios, battle management systems, UAS and night vision devices, among others.

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