Philippine Marines Stock Up on Surefire Suppressors And Lights

While the battle against the Islamic State by international forces has focused on the Syria/Lavant region of the world, it’s easy to forget there are other conflicts being waged around the world. For example, the Maute terrorist group in the Philippines has pledged allegiance to IS, leaving military forces with a steady flow of firefights. To help in their fight, the Philippine Marines just received their first shipment of weaponlights and suppressors from Surefire.

Although actual procurement numbers are probably considered sensitive information, I would be curious to know if the silencers and lights will be geared towards the rifleman or more specialized units. Regardless, there seems to be a world wide trend to outfitting militaries with suppressed weapons.

Additional details are listed below in the Surefire press release.

Surefire Serves up Lights and lasers to Philippine Marines:

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the delivery of SureFire suppressors and Vampire Scout Light® weaponlights for both rifles and machine guns to the Philippine Marines. This delivery is a result of Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group and intended to fight the Maute terrorist group, which has pledged alliance to the Islamic state. The Maute currently occupy the city of Marawi, where an ongoing battle ensues and over 200,000 civilians—many still trapped in the city—have been forced to evacuate. SureFire VP of Sales & Marketing, Mark Hanish, stated “We are glad the Philippine Marines are getting the best possible equipment available and confident this equipment will improve the survivability of their warfighters. We wish them the best of luck.


Philippine Marines

TFB’s Miles V. has covered the Philippine Military is the not to distant past. If you missed them, these reads are worth your time:

Arming the Maute Group

Combating the Maute Group



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  • John

    The Glock 30 makes sense. They’ve got a lot of .45 ammo over there.

  • rjackparis

    hope they issue eye pro for all that gas from the charging handle

  • RazorHawk

    While the Philippine National Police (PNP) recently sent a letter to all legal licensed gun owners in Mindanao island ( where Marawi is located), to “deposit” their guns for “safe keeping” with the PNP.

    All this under martial law in that island. As it happens, the Philippines was under martial law back in the 70s, and the govt then, confiscated all guns from all civilians who were not cronies of the govt. Looks like history is repeating itself.