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M113 Armored Mortar Carrier Upgrade Project of the Philippine Army

To further improve on the gains made in the previous years to provide mechanized units with additional firepower with mobile short range fire support and artillery cover, the Philippine Army has embarked on the acquisition of more Armored Mortar Carriers 

With this the Philippine Army's M113 Armored Mortar Carrier Upgrade Project was born, using the venerable M113A2 tracked armored vehicle platform and combining it with an effective 120mm mortar system.


An M113 tracked armored vehicle of the US Army, utilized as an Armored Mortar Carrier. Photo taken from Defense Media Network.


Project Summary:

M113 Armored Mortar Carrier Upgrade Project

Note: Edited as of 16 June 2019:


End User: Philippine Army (Mechanized Infantry Division)

Quantity: 15 units


Modernization Phase: Horizon 2 phase Priority Projects of RAFPMP


Project ABC: Php1,094,570,175.00


Acquisition Mode: Government-to-Government (G2G) deal with Israeli Government


Source of Funding: GAA Funds through AFP Modernization Program Trust Fund, to be paid via Multi-Year Obligation Authority (MYOA)


SARO Release: 

    - SARO-BMB-D-19-003824 dated 22 May 2019 worth Php5,399,625,000.00 (Full amount), released 23 May 2019

Winning Proponent: Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)


Product for Delivery: 

    - 15 units refurbished ex-Israel Defense Forces M113A2 tracked armored personnel carriers, upgraded to receive recoil mortar systems;
    - 15 units Soltam Cardom 120mm Recoil Mortar Systems;
    - 15 units Elbit Systems Combat NG Battlefield Management Systems
    - 5 units 120mm conversion barrels for Soltam Cardom 81mm RMS delivered in an earlier contract.
    

Contract Price: Php1,094,570,175.00

First post by MaxDefense: 31 October 2016


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* Status: Contract signed, NTP released. Awaiting delivery.


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