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Philippine Army Modernization Projects

The MaxDefense's AFP Modernization Program Project Database was inspired by Defense Industry Daily's format, of creating a library of AFP Modernization Program projects as a resource that will be updated occasionally as corresponding new information becomes available.

This would take some time to build up as we are doing this from scratch, and only during free time.

Philippine Army:

Horizon 2:

1. Light Tank:
    - currently in pre-procurement phase. Final negotiations with winning proponent on-hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.

2. M113 Armored Mortar Carrier Upgrade - Elbit Systems Soltam Cardom 20mm Recoil Mortar Systems on Upgraded M113A2 tracked armored vehicle
    - Contracted to Elbit Systems Land & C4I. For delivery starting 2020.

3. M113 APC Firepower Upgrade:

    - currently in pre-procurement phase.

4. Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier:

    - currently in pre-procurement phase. Selection process ongoing.

5. 155mm Howitzer, Self Propelled - Elbit Systems Soltam ATMOS 155mm/52cal SPH:
    - Contracted to Elbit Systems Land & C4I. Delivery expected to be complete by 2022.  

6. Medium Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon:

    - currently in pre-procurement phase.

7. Man Portable Air Defense System:
    - currently in pre-procurement phase, selection process ongoing between MBDA Mistral and LIGNex1 Chiron.

8. Riverine Operations Equipment:
    - currently in pre-procurement phase.

9. 7.62mm Sniper Weapon System:
    - currently in pre-procurement phase.

10. 40mm Revolver Grenade Launchers - Rippel Effect Systems XRGL40 MGL:

       - awarded to Rippel Effect Systems South Africa with their XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL. Contract signed 05 March 2020, for delivery on or before 01 December 2020.

11. Mortars:

      11a. 60mm Infantry Mortar:

              - currently in pre-procurement phase
      11b. 81mm Infantry Mortar

              - currently in pre-procurement phase.
12. Combat Engineering Equipment:
      12a. Armored Vehicle Launch Bridge - Elbit Systems/Leonardo DRS Joint Assault Bridge with Leopard 2 platform:
              - awarded to Elbit Systems Land & C4I - Israel Military Industires JV.    
      12b. Floating Support Bridge:
      12c. Dry Support Bridge / Tactical Bridge:

      12d. Armored Combat Engineering Earthmover - FNSS Kunduz AACE:
              - awarded to FNSS Turkey under G2G deal with Turkish government.
      12e. Combat Engineering Vehicle:
      12f. High Mobility Emplacement Excavator:
12g. Mini Mine Detector:
              - procurement phase ongoing via Public Bidding.
       12h.  Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector:

13. Forward Support Equipment:
     13a. Truck, Wrecker Medium:
       13b. Truck, Heavy Trailer Low Bed:
       13c. Truck, Water Lorry:
       13d. Mobile Kitchen:

               - pre-procurement ongoing

14. Light Tactical Vehicle:
- pre-procurement ongoing

15. All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) - Cam-Am Commander Max ATV:
       - Notice of Award released in favor of Scan Marine Inc.

16. Tank Gunnery Simulator:
    - Second bid attempt ongoing.

17. Philippine Army C4ISTAR:

      17a. Unmanned Aerial Systems Levels 1 to 3 - Elbit Systems THOR, Skylark 1, Skylark 3, and Hermes 450 UAS.
            - scheduled for delivery starting 2021.

18. CMO Support Systems:

19. Integrated Logistics Warehouse:

2nd List of Horizon 2:

20. Land Based Missile System:

    - currently in pre-procurement phase, final negotiations on-hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.

21. Training Helicopter:

22. Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Helicopter:

23. Light Attack Helicopter:

24. Multirole Fixed-WIng Aircraft:

Special Projects within Horizon 2 phase:

1. Transfer of K136 Kooryong Multiple Launch Rocket System:
    - currently being finalized

2. 50-Caliber Machine Gun Red Dot Sight System - Dong-In Optical DCL-120 Red Dot Reflex Sight:
    - awarded to Dong-In Optical-Triton Defense & Logistics Inc. JV, with the Dong-In Optical DCL-120, delivery expected completed as of 2020.

3. Truck, Troop Carrier Medium:
    - locally-sourced, delivery completed for use by Army units in Mindanao

4. Assault Rifle 5.56mm M4/AR-15 Platform (2018) - SIG Sauer SIGM400 14.5":
    - awarded to SIG Sauer, delivery completed in early 2020.

5. Combat Reflex Sights:
    - postponed as of October 2018.

6. PA Ballistic Helmet:
    - awarded to MKU Ltd. India as of July 2019.

7. PA Military Body Armor:

    - awarded to Source Vagabond Systems Ltd. as of May 2019

8. Assault Rifle 5.56mm M4/AR-15 Platform (2019):
    - post bidding evaluation ongoing, Taurus Armas of Brazil disqualified, Armscor-Emtan JV PQI on-hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Horizon 1:

1. Radio, HF 50W (Vehicle Mounted):

    - delivery completed.

2. Radio, 2-5W Handheld:
    - delivery completed

3. Rocket Launcher Light (Phase 2) - NPO Bazalt RPG-7V2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher:

    - awarded to Rosoboronexport, delivery ongoing. Payment issue still unsettled due to CAATSA issues.

4. Night Fighting System:
    - delivery completed.

5. Tactical Engagement Simulation System:
    5a. Lot 1: I-TESS:

          - delivery ongoing.
    5b. Lot 2: V-TESS:
          - delivery completed.

6. Thermal Imaging Device:
    - awarded to Tonbo Imaging. Delivery completed.

7. Field Ambulance:
    - awarded to KOTRA using Kia KM451. Delivery completed.

8. Armored Personnel Carrier M113:

    - delivery completed.

2nd List of Horizon 1:

9. Force Protection Equipment - Body Armor:

    - awarded to Panpisco Technologies - Dae Sung Tech JV

10. Force Protection Equipment - Helmet:
      - bidding postponed indefinitely, apparently planned for awarding to Government Arsenal - Samyang Comtech JV upon completion of local production plant.

11. Radio 20W Manpack:
      - delivery completed.

12. Radio, 2-5W VHF Handheld:
      - delivery completed.

13. Designated Marksman Rifle 7.62mm - SIG Sauer SIG716 G2 DMR
      - Awarded to SIG Sauer USA. Delivery completed as of November 2019.

14. CBRN Equipment:

     - delivery completed.

15. Truck, 2 1/2-ton Troop Carrier & Wrecker - KIA KM250 6x6 Truck

      - delivery completed.

16. Pistol:

      - combined with AFP project. Delivery ongoing.

17. M113 Firepower Upgrade - Elbit Systems 12.7mm ORCWS & Soltam Cardom 81mm Recoil Mortar System

      - delivery completed as of December 2019.

18. Forward Support Equipment (MHE):

      - (needs update)

19. Long Range Sniper Weapon System - Harris Gunworks M-87R .50cal Sniper Rifle :
     - awaiting delivery, acquired through Negotiated Procurement with Armscor Global Defense.

AFP Modernization Program RA 7898 (1995-2010):

1. Squad Automatic Weapon Phase 1 (Joint Project with Philippine Marines) - FN Herstal Minimi 5.56x45mm LMG:
    - completed.

2. Radio, 20W HF/SSB Manpack Phase 1 (Joint Project with Philippine Marines) - Harris Corp. RF-5800H-MP Falcon II:
    - completed.

3. Armored Recovery Vehicle - FNSS ACV-300 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV):
    - completed.

4. Radio, 20W VHF/FM Handheld Phase 1 (Joint Project with Philippine Marines) - Harris Corp. RF-5800V-HH Falcon II:

    - completed.

5. Radio, 20W HF/SSB Manpack Phase 2 (Joint Project with Philippine Marines) - Harris Corp. RF-5800H-MP Falcon II:
    - completed.

6. Force Protection Equipment - Ballistic Helmets and Body Armor Vests (Joint Project with Philippine Marines)

    - completed.

7. Night Fighting Systems Phase 1
   7a. Lot 1 - Night Vision Goggles:

         - project cancelled.
   7b. Lot 2 - Night Vision Weapon Scope - Nivisys AN/PVS-14A
         - project completed.

8. Assault Watercraft - Filipinas Fabricators / Colorado Shipyards Assault Watercraft

    - completed.

9. Upgraded M113 Armored Personnel Carriers - FNSS ACV-300 Tracked APC:
    - completed.

10. Global Positioning System - Garmin GPSMAP 62S:
      - completed.

11. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Bomb Suits - Med-Eng EOD 9 Suit & Helmet:
      - completed.

12. Squad Automatic Weapon Phase 2 (Joint Project with Philippine Marines) - Daewoo Precision K3 5.56x45mm LMG:
      - completed.


  1. We have the Armored Vehicle Launch Bridge, what about sir the Main Ingredients? The Medium Tank and the Tank Gunnery Simulator? =)

  2. I am hoping that Philippine buy more and more tanks, because our neighbors country has a lot tanks


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