PHL Coast Guard eyes Russian weapons

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is working to forge a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Russian government that will pave way to supply of Russian weapons and other equipment to PCG.

The proposed MOU on military-technical cooperation was discussed by Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev and PCG commandant Rear Admiral Elson E. Hermogino on February 5.

The meeting transpired when Ambassador Khovaev paid a courtesy call to Rear Admiral Hermogino at the National Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard.

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“During the visit, a propose[d] Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PCG and the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation was discussed as part of its program to strengthen the partnership of the two (2) parties,” PCG said.

“The MOU will include the commitment of the Russian Federation to supply weapons and other equipment for the Philippine Coast Guard trainings and professional exchange,” it added.