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DND keeping options open on military hardware purchase By Mario J. Mallari 05/08/2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DND keeping options open on military hardware purchase

By Mario J. Mallari 05/08/2012

The Department of National Defense (DND) is not limiting its options with the United States in its programmed acquisition of modern military hardware like fighter jets and gunboats as part of the capability upgrade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

DND spokesman Peter Paul Galvez said the department is also open to countries such as France, Italy, South Korea and United Kingdom.

“We have defense cooperative arrangements with these countries and through this scheme we will be able to acquire fighter jets and gunboats at a lower price,” he added.

According to Galvez, the.... MORE
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