PH, Czech Republic sign pact for future defense projects
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines and Czech Republic have signed a key pact that will establish a framework for future partnerships in the defense sector.
A memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday (Oct. 12) by Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna and Ambassador Jana Šedivá, on behalf of the Czech Ministry of Defense.
Under the MOU, the two countries will cooperate through various areas like sharing of technical knowledge in the defense sector and logistics, as well as providing assistance for procurement and export of defense material and equipment, the Czech embassy said.
The Czechs are said to be offering advanced trainer aircraft to the Philippine military.
A Czech company has also collaborated with Israel for the supply of light tanks and wheeled fire-support vehicles to the Philippine Army.