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Philippines buys truck-mounted howitzers from Israel

6th May 2020 - 00:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Philippines has made a selection for its army’s programme to acquire 155mm self-propelled howitzers (SPH), by issuing a notice to proceed to an Israeli contender last month.

Elbit Systems will supply 12 of its ATMOS 2000 55-calibre SPHs under the military’s Horizon 2 modernisation programme, the MaxDefense Philippines blog announced.

A post-qualification inspection occurred last December, leading to a contract being signed in late January. However, it took until April for Manila to issue the notice to proceed, in part because of impositions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The Philippines allocated a budget of up to PHP2.388 billion

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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