“I firmly believe that we offer the best possible [defense and military] equipment,” United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said in an interview with “The Chiefs”, a program aired over Cignal’s One News channel.
He said that it’s not just because of the fact that US military equipment are the most modern and capable but also because of interoperability.
“Interoperability is a huge factor,” he explained. “Given that, we have such a tight partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).”
“I think it makes a lot of sense for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to continue to use US equipment,” he added.
“Frankly, they already know US equipment, they have handle them so it’s much easier for them to continue to use US equipment,” the US ambassador noted.