PNP inks P474.6-million gun deal with Israel

The Philippine National Police has secured 474.6 million pesos worth of security and defense equipment from the Israeli government, which is expected to boost the PNP’s firepower capability.

PNP chief General Debold Sinas inked an agreement with Israel’s Ministry of Defense for the procurement of 13,457 basic assault rifles, 20 light machine guns and intelligence component for the PNP Secure, Mobile, Artificial Intelligence-Driven, Real Time or SMART policing program.

Sinas said, “The contract signing is a manifestation of our commitment to further equip our law enforcers with increased capability while working with world-renowned country producer of high-quality firearms and other defense equipment.”

He added the PNP saved around 107.7 million pesos through a government-to-government agreement in compliance with the provisions of the Government Procurement Reform Act to avoid corruption.


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