The United States through Joint United States Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) in the Philippines today, July 29 delivered 1,040 rocket motors and 992 2.75-inch (diameter) rockets for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) through the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA), the US Embassy in Manila said.
“These timely transfers greatly enhance the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) the US embassy said.
“Through the MLSA, the AFP is able to receive select munitions and equipment from US military stock in an accelerated process reserved for allies and close partners of the United States,” it added.
“They are part of a series of upcoming transfers from the US military to multiple branches of the AFP through both MLSA and the security assistance program,” the US Embassy noted.
On July 27, the US government delivered the donated 2 new Cessna 208B intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance aircraft.
The two new aircraft, valued at Php 1.67 billion, were delivered the US National Defense Authorization Act Building Partnership Capacity Program.