Japan to supply military hardware to Philippines as part of a new Defence agreement

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Japan to supply military hardware to Philippines as part of a new Defence agreement
The Japanese government signed an agreement with the Philippines that would allow it to sell a variety of military equipment to Manila as part of a new defence pact signed on Monday.
     
Japan to supply military hardware to Philippines as part of a new Defence agreement 640 001Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin
     
Defence pact marks an increased level of co-operation between Japan and the Philippines, who are both concerned over China’s aggressive territorial claims.

The new accord will reportedly pave the way for Japan to sell new military hardware, transfer defence technology, donate used military equipment and provide defence training to forces in the Philippines. According to Breitbart, the transfer could potentially start with advanced aircraft that can be used for surveillance missions.

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said the agreement he signed with the Japanese ambassador to Manila, Kazuhide Ishikawa, provides a framework for the supply of defense equipment and technology and will allow the Asian countries to carry out joint research and development projects.

"This agreement would really substantiate the Philippines and Japan being strategic partners," Gazmin said in remarks during the signing ceremony at the Department of Defense in metropolitan Manila. "Let me stress that what underpins this agreement is not only our desire to enhance our respective defense capabilities but also to contribute to regional peace and stability."

 

 

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