01 Agustus 2017

Elbit Systems to Bag Contract for Upgrade of 40 PH M113A2

01 Agustus 2017


PA's M113A2 APC (photo : thephdefense)

Israeli firm to bag contract for upgrade of 40 PH armored carriers – MaxDefense

Israeli Elbit Systems Land and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) is expected to get a contract from the Philippine government to upgrade 40 Philippine Army M113A2 armored personnel carriers (APC) through direct negotiation, MaxDefense Philippines said today.

MaxDefense Philippines is a known Philippines defense and security observer and analyst.

40 M113A2s to be upgraded are part of 114 APCs donated by United States through its Excess Defense Article (EDA) program. These APCs were delivered in 2015.

Elbit, according to MaxDefense, will be contracted to convert the 40 APCs into platforms armed with a 12.7mm machine guns in Remote Controlled Weapons Stations (RCWS) and Armored Mortar Carriers armed with a Soltam Cardom 120mm mortar.

According to MaxDefense, budget for the mentioned upgrades will be sourced from Revised Armed Force of the Philippines Modernization Program (RA 1034), First Horizon-second list.

First Horizon-second list was derived from the cancelled Shore Based Missile System (SBMS) program.

Elbit already delivered 28 refurbished and upgraded APCs to Philippine military with contract price of PHP882 million, signed in 2014. Upgrades included installation of 25 mm unmanned turrets, 12.7 mm remote controlled weapon stations (RCWS), fire control systems (FCS) for 90 mm turrets, and conversion to recovery units.

(Update)

17 komentar:

  1. Nice job Philippine Army thanks Elbit more M113s will be upgraded with RCWS

    BalasHapus
  2. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

    BalasHapus
  3. Balasan
    1. K&kk ertuiwa..your name sounds beggar to..change it into a nice one..
      Hahahaha.
      You must be happy that you Asian friend is upgrading their forces that someday will kill your all family...
      Hahahaha
      Your name sounds like human waste.
      Hahahaha

      Hapus
  4. Good news. Use it to wipe those IS assholes from Marawi. Stop the spread of IS in South East Asia before it becomes any worse.

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Talk about marawi. It is August already. The battle has been more than 2 months. What is the latest news on marawi? Have not heard much.

      Hapus
    2. I think that not much has changed. Last I heard that the Filipino Military had killed ca. 400 militants and lost around 100 soldiers in the process. But considering how deeply these militants are entrenched in the city and the fact that they use civilians as human shield against air strikes, I think it will take some more time. Urban warfare is extremely hard, even for the US, even with all the fancy toys they have. Compare that to Philippine's military and the answer is pretty clear.

      Hapus
    3. https://www.update.ph/2017/07/maute-group-down-to-30-40-fighters/19531

      much has change.....491 killed among the Maute ISIS, few ISIS left but these are the hardened ones. Hopefully in a few more days

      Hapus
    4. That's a good news! Kill them all as an example not to mess with SEA countries. Good luck.

      Hapus
  5. ISIS down to 30-40 fighters, 490+ Maute ISIS killed while government 114 casualties.

    https://www.update.ph/2017/07/maute-group-down-to-30-40-fighters/19531

    BalasHapus
  6. Congratulation for the PAF. Beside of upgrade armor vehicle, it is also a must to strengthening the infantry for urban battle.

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. just to correct....it's AFP as in Armed Forces of the Philippines. PAF is Philippine Air Force, just a branch of the AFP along with the Philippine Army (PA)and Philippine Navy (PN)....for info

      Hapus