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Philippines selects new tracked and wheeled armour

27th October 2020 - 01:03 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

An Israeli company enjoys continued success in the Philippines after being selected to provide three different classes of AFV

After much deliberation, and delays caused by COVID-19, Manila has finally selected new light tanks, 8x8 fire support vehicles and 6x6 APCs to equip the Philippine Army’s Armor Division under two separate programmes negotiated directly with the Israeli government.

It is unclear if a contract has already been signed, even though the Philippine government released funds on 21 October for an initial 15% payment for both projects that are being pursued under the military’s Horizon 2 modernisation programme.

The blogsite MaxDefense Philippines was the first to announce the news. It stated that under the Light Tank Acquisition Project the Philippines

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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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