AFP appreciates President Aquino’s commitment to military modernization

“I am confident that the direction that we are undertaking will make the AFP more responsive and responsible as a modern armed force,” Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief-of-Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang said as the military celebrates its 79th founding anniversary.

“We in the AFP publicly thank and praise our President, our Commander in Chief, Benigno S. Aquino III for his strong commitment and support to the AFP modernization program,” General Catapang expressed.

In 2015, the Philippine military is expecting for the delivery of 28 armored vehicles, three medium lift and two light lift aircraft, eight combat utility helicopters, eight attack and two naval helicopters, 10 amphibious vehicles and two fighter planes, the AFP Chief-of-Staff said.

“We have identified the capability gaps and have laid down the capability requirements for the three horizons of the AFP modernization. We came up with some approaches on how our funding requirements will be addressed,” he added.