Philippine Armed Forces(Southeast Asia)
The Armed Forces of the Philippines is one of the most experienced COIN forces in the world today. It is currently fighting communist insurgents New Peoples Army (NPA), Muslim secessionists Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), remnants of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), the Al-Qaeda linked Abu Sayaff and several bands of bandits, pirates, armed"businessmen/politicians", clansmen & cattle robbers in between.Though lacking in material modernity, it boasts some elite forces such as the Scout Rangers, the Army Special Forces, the Phil.Marine Corps Force Recon,Naval Special Warfare Group and the new U.S. trained Light Reaction Battalion, (formenly Light Reaction Company). The AFP since its inception has been constantly engaged against these irregular forces. It has also sent units abroad during the Korean & Vietnam Wars and also in Africa. It is an active participant in UN Peacekeeping Operations in countries like, Liberia,Timor Leste, Cambodia, etc.The AFP also have the prestigious Philippine Military Academy.
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Phil. Army SIMBA armored vehicle during actual pursuit operations against rebel forces
Phil. Marine Corps V300 during amphibious exercises
Presidential Security Group SIMBA in urban camouflage
Phil. Air Force S-76 of the 505th SAR in rope ladder operations
Phil. Air Force HUEY2 of the 505th SAR in actual SAR Opns