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M113 APC Firepower Upgrade (Horizon 2) of the Philippine Army

Among the goals of the M113 APC Firepower Upgrade project is to improve the firepower of the ACV-300 APC fleet by installing a 25mm gun and turret in liew of the existing 12.7mm open cupola mount. This allows the ACV-300 to be converted into an Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Photo taken from FNSS' website.

Project Summary:

M113 APC Firepower Upgrade Project

Note: Edited as of 14 July 2019.

* End User: Philippine Army (Mechanized Infantry Division)
* Quantity: dependent on budget and selected system
* Modernization Phase: Horizon 2 Phase Priority Projects of RAFPMP
* Project ABC: Php288,000,000.00
* Acquisition Mode: TBA, possibly through Public Bidding
* Source of Funding: GAA Funds through AFP Modernization Program Trust Fund
* SARO Release: TBA
* Winning Proponent: TBA
* Product for Delivery: TBA

* Contract Price: TBA
* First post by MaxDefense: 22 September 2018
* MaxDefense Searching Hashtag: #PAM113APCFirepowerUpgrade
* Status: Pre-procurement phase, pending decisions on mode of procurement, selected type of upgrade, and quantity involved.

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First edit and release: 14 July 2019
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  1. The Army should get at least six vehicle mounted SPIKE Missiles to mount on the M113 to make Tank Killers .

    1. Not enough agility. The problem with M113 Tank Killers is that the real tanks shoot back. M113 is toast in a slugging match.


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