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PH Air Force unit shows off improved firepower, accuracy at anniversary rite

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PH Air Force unit shows off improved firepower, accuracy at anniversary rite

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Air Force’s 15th Strike Wing on Thursday (Nov. 26) touted improved firepower and precision strike capability at its 47th founding anniversary.

The wing, which the military relies on for close air support during combat, would get some of the smart munitions that had been donated by the US government, according to Maj. Gen. Marcelino Randy Tibayan, chief of Air Combat Command.

The munitions included Raytheon GBU-49 enhanced Paveway II laser-guided bombs.

The unit had also acquired 112 units of advanced precision kill weapons systems, which were described as a cost-effective form of precision-guided rockets and would enable the strike wing to “h…

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