The U.S. Marine Corps recently kicked off a training exercise with Philippine Marines called Balikatan 18, but photos streaming in from the exercise might indicate some serious supply shortfalls for the Philippine troops.

Images posted to the Defense Department’s imagery website show Philippine Marines sporting M4s, M16s, and even an M14. Some of the host nation force Marines have rail mounted sophisticated Aimpoint red dot sights, while others brandish weapons from a bygone era.

Granted, Philippine forces just months ago were still amidst a bloody campaign to liberate ISIS fighters from the Philippine city of Marawi.

However, Philippine commandos storming the populous city appeared well equiped, brandishing M4s, rifle optics, PEQ-2 laser designators, grenade launchers, machine guns, and Harris tactical radio systems, according to video’s posted online by the commando group.

That American equipment was part of a new assistance package dubbed Operation Pacific Eagle.

But images coming out of Balikatan 18 seem to question America’s assistance to its ally fighting ISIS in the region.

Philippine Marines assigned to 10th Marine Company, Philippine Marine Corps, move into assault positions during an amphibious exercise (AMPHIBEX) held at the Naval Education and Training Command, Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines, May 9, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Navy)
Philippine Marines assigned to 10th Marine Company, Philippine Marine Corps, move into assault positions during an amphibious exercise (AMPHIBEX) held at the Naval Education and Training Command, Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines, May 9, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Navy)

The above photo shows a Philippine Marine carrying an M14. The M14 entered the U.S. military around 1959 and was slowly replaced by the M16 in the 1960s.

Philippine Marine Cpl. Normal-Paul Bello, with 10th Marine Company, Philippine Marine Corps, simulates providing cover fire during an amphibious exercise (AMPHIBEX) held at the Naval Education and Training Command, Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines, May 9, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Navy)
Philippine Marine Cpl. Normal-Paul Bello, with 10th Marine Company, Philippine Marine Corps, simulates providing cover fire during an amphibious exercise (AMPHIBEX) held at the Naval Education and Training Command, Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines, May 9, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Navy)

But in another photo a Philippine Marine can be seen carrying an M4 with Aimpoint red dot sight and under barrel M203 grenade launcher.