The modernization of Philippine Air Force (PAF) is among the top priorities of the Philippine government, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said during his meeting with acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan at Pentagon on April 1.
Lorenzana thanked the US government’s support to the said modernization program.
“The air force’s modernization program remains a priority and we appreciate the U.S. contribution to this program, and we have been receiving a lot of equipment in the recent years, especially last year,” he said.
He noted that the Philippines continues to appreciate the US’ support for the Philippines’ effort to build overall defense capabilities.
He also reiterated the country’s appreciation for US’ continued support in Marawi, and other terrorism-related incidents.