World Trade, Pasay City
17 July 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III served as the guest of honor at the Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition & Conference or ADAS 2014 held at the World Trade Center.

In his speech, President Aquino praised the men and women in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who risk their lives to give safety and comfort to their fellowmen. He assured them the full support of the government.

The Commander in Chief also announced that additional fighter planes will be arriving next year, as well as two out of the twelve FA-50 lead-in fighter trainer jets, 17 more refurbished UH-1 helicopters consisting of eight combat utility helicopters, two long-range patrol aircrafts, six close-air support aircrafts, two anti-submarine helicopters, two frigates, and three full missile capable multi-purpose attack crafts, along with other military equipment to strengthen the AFP.

ADAS 2014 focuses on strengthening the country’s national defense and highlights over a hundred participating exhibitors from around the world to showcase the top of the line military technology.

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