The Philippine National Police acquired 2.8 billion pesos worth of equipment that is expected to boost the mobility and operational capabilities of its units on the ground.
PNP chief General Archie Francisco Gamboa witnessed the blessing of the equipment at Camp Crame in Quezon City on March 2.
Leading the list of purchased equipment are two single-engine turbine helicopters worth 225 million pesos each. Gamboa said they now have seven helicopters in their fleet, with three more expected to be delivered within the year.
Other acquired equipment are 37 medium troop carriers acquired from Russia, 9,737 basic assault rifles, 24,909 pistols, 25 light machine guns, a bomb suit, 397 handheld radios and three signal jammers.
Gamboa said the latest additions are part of the PNP’s effort to enhance aerial assets, firepower, mobility and tactical capabilities of their units.