Spain, PHL eyeing agreement for military equipment deals

The Department of National Defense (DND) and Ministry of Defense of Spain are looking to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Logistics, Defense Materiel, Armaments and Defense Industry Cooperation.

The said MOU will serve as legal framework for the acquisition of Spanish military equipment through government-to-government deals.

In line with this effort, Directorate General of Armaments and Materiel of Spain’s Ministry of Defense met with DND officials on October 20 to 23. The Spanish delegation was headed by Major General Felipe De La Plaza, Deputy National Director for International Relations.

“The proposed MOU will serve as the legal framework for the DND to procure defense equipment from Spain through Government-to-Government deals pursuant to RA 9184. This is very timely due to the ongoing implementation of the 2nd Horizon of the Revised AFP Modernization Program,” DND Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics Jesus Rey R. Avilla said.