From the Philippine Information Agency (Oct 14): US turns over 24 equipment pallets to PHL Marines
Twenty- four pallets of brand new counter-terrorism equipment were handed to the Philippine Marine Special Operations Group (MARSOG) by members of the US Embassy's Joint Military Assistance Group.
In a US Embassy in Manila statement Friday, the turn over took place at Clark Air Base last Saturday.
Donated equipment, which can also be used for fast boat operations, include tactical Harris radios, ballistic helmets, and diving gear, among other items.
The military equipment was transferred under a US grant program aimed at assisting security forces conducting counter-terrorism operations.
This equipment will help enhance the communications, situational awareness and protection of Philippine security forces actively engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the southern Philippines.
The Philippine Marines will also receive radio training as part of the US grant program.
In addition to MARSOG, the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force also received six pallets of new communications equipment from the US government.