The Joint United States Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) has delivered ammunition and explosives to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) through Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA) on January 18, the US Embassy in Manila said.
Delivery was made in Subic Bay.
“Through the MLSA, the AFP is able to receive select munitions and equipment from US military stock through an accelerated purchase process reserved for allies and close partners of the United States,” the US Embassy said.
These ammunition and explosives will enhance the AFP’s counterterrorism capabilities.
“This delivery is one of many recent deliveries from the US through the MLSA that enhance the AFP’s counterterrorism capabilities and directly support AFP members engaged in current counterterrorism operations,” the Embassy said.
“The United States is a proud and steadfast ally of the Philippines and will continue to engage in mutally beneficial military cooperation to enhance the capabilities of our forces,” it added.