In order for the Congress to check and craft additional legislative measures in support for the AFP modernization. House committee on national defense and security chairman and Muntinlupa Congressman Rodolfo G. Biazon asks defense officials on Wednesday to submit defense equipment “wish list”.
Congress will review, and, if necessary, craft legislative measures to support further development of the AFP by revising government procurement laws as well as making amendments to Republic Act 7227, otherwise known as the Bases Conversion and Development Act of 2012.
“We need to see the whole picture of the military’s plans in the long term so we will ask them to submit a modernization plan that will span the whole 15 years plan,” Biazon said, as quoted by BusinessWorld.
The AFP modernization program includes a long list of acquisition plans of military hardware including submarines, multi-role fighter aircraft, missile defense system, frigates and other modern defense technology.