US Delivers Missiles and Bombs to Philippines

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  • 05:24 AM, November 24, 2020
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US Delivers Missiles and Bombs to Philippines
TOW missile (Image: Raytheon)

Philippines received $18 million worth of weapons from the U.S. on Monday, to aid the government in its anti-terror fight.

The delivered weapons include 100 tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) 2A missiles, 12 improved target acquisition systems (ITAS), and 24 mark 82 (MK-82) bombs, reports said.

According to Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., Trump pledged to provide the weapons when speaking to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a phone conversation in the spring.

U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said the smart weapons will help Manila in its fight against Daesh-aligned groups operating in the southern part of the country.

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