21 Mei 2016
The Armed Forces of the Philippine ordered a total of 717 Kia KM-450 trucks worth PhP1.937 billion to increase the mobility of Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. (photos : Update)
(PNA) - Thirty six new trooper trucks and four military ambulances were received by the Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry Division based here in simple rites Wednesday at the command headquarters in this sprawling military camp.
Major Gen. Angelito de Leon, 7ID commander, said the new equipment are big boost to their capabilities, being part of the Modernization Program and Transformation Roadmap of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
In his message, De Leon said the trucks and ambulances were just part of the program, saying that the command has earlier received firepowers such as R4s which are more sophisticated than the M16 Armalite rifles.
But, it is not only the Army now being modernized, he said.
The Philippine Navy, he said, has also received the first ever strategic vessel that can be used as an alternate command and control vessel while the Philippine Air Force got two FA 50 Led-in Fighter Jets.
De Leon said these combat equipment are proof of how the government cares for national security and the Filipino soldiers.