The Philippine Army (PA) disclosed Sunday, Oct. 24, that it has sent a contingent to South Korea for the recently held Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX) 2021.
Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, PA Commanding General, said the five-day exhibition was a biennial activity held at Seoul Air Base from Oct. 17 to 21.
The event featured various events including displays of cutting-edge technology, weapons systems, and equipment; academic symposiums, and other defense-related activities, he stated.
The delegates were headed by Maj. Gen. Roberto Capulong, PA Chief of Staff.
“The activity provided them with relevant and valuable opportunities for networking and access to the latest capabilities across the ground, naval, and aerospace domains,” Centino said.
The Army chief emphasized the importance of the contingent’s participationin the exhibit which enabled them to “get valuable information about the new technologies in defense hardware and equipment that will be useful in planning the procurement of military hardware for the Philippine Army.”
“The Philippine Army is geared towards the modernization and development of its capabilities. This endeavor strengthens our defense posture and enables us in dealing with the fast-evolving nature of security threats in our country and region,” Centino noted.