To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

Philippines boosts 155mm firepower

5th June 2017 - 09:33 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

RSS

The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) and Army are set to field 155mm artillery batteries for the first time.

Both services have previously relied mostly on 105mm-calibre artillery pieces, but in late April the PMC took receipt of its first batch of three Soltam M-71 155mm L/39 towed howitzers after they were shipped from Israel.

Another nine guns are scheduled to be delivered this month, of which three will go to the PMC and six to the Philippine Army. This will give each service one battery of six M-71 howitzers each. 

Elbit Systems won this contract to supply howitzers, ammunition and an

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Gordon Arthur

Author

Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

Read full bio

Share to

Linkedin