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US provides body armour to Philippines

11th June 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US military has provided new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Philippine Marine Special Operations Group and Inshore Boat Battalion at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, US PACOM announced on 6 June.

The PPE, worth $3.4 million, has been provided through the US government’s Counterterrorism Train and Equip Program. Equipment includes 525 sets of ballistic vests, lightweight ballistic plates, tactical ballistic helmets and accessories.

The equipment will provide counterterrorism and Special Operations units personnel with increased protection on operations.

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