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DOST-FPRDI holds talks with DND's Government Arsenal

Friday, May 04, 2018 02:45 AM    Views : 350by:Maybell Mariella A. Amador
DOST-FPRDI holds talks with DND's Government Arsenal.

DOST-FPRDI representatives met with the Government Arsenal (GA), an agency under the Department of National Defense (DND) last 15 February 2018 to discuss possible joint research projects.

DOST-FPRDI holds talks with DND's Government Arsenal.

The FPRDI Team was toured at the GA facility. Mr. Christopher Bangco, Chief of the Ballistics Group, explains about GA's Electronic Pressure Velocity and Action Time Ballistics System (EPVAT) used for ammunition precision tests. In photo (from L-R): FPRDI's Engr. Anniver Ryan P. Lapuz, Deputy Director Felix B. Tamolang and Mr. Bangco.

The two agencies discussed how FPRDI chemistry researchers can possibly help the Government Arsenal in its task of producing weapons and ammunitions for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and other government law enforcement agencies.

In January 2018, the DOST and DND signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to provide a framework for scientific and technical cooperation and collaboration to achieve a Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP).

The meeting was presided by GA chief Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Casabar (Ret.) and was attended by GA division heads and the FPRDI team consisting of FPRDI Deputy Director For. Felix B. Tamolang, Ms. Mildred M. Fidel, Ms. Adela S. Torres, Engr. Freddie M. Ordinario, Engr. Anniver Ryan P. Lapuz and Mr. Kim Balagot. (Maybell Mariella A. Amador, 08 March 2018)#


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