Upgraded AIFV to the Armed Forces of the PhilippinesUpgraded AIFV to the Armed Forces of the Philippines
(Source: FNSS; issued February 23, 2010)
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş., Turkeys leading defense exporter, recently delivered six Upgraded Advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicles to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. To mark these deliveries, The Armed Forces of the Philippines held a formal Turn-Over and Commissioning Ceremony on 25 January 2010 at Camp Aguinaldo, Manila, Philippines, where His Excellency Adnan Başağa, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey participated in the ceremonies.
Ambassador Başağa presented to Republic of Philippines Undersecretary for Finance and Armed Forces Modernization Affairs, Antonio L. Romero II, a model of the Upgraded Advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Ambassador Başağa also delivered a speech in which he marked the significance of Turkeys and FNSS role in contributing to the force modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and cited developments in trade between the two countries.