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Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Acquisition Project of the Philippine Army

To improve the mobility of the Philippine Army's Mechanized Infatry Division, as well as introduce a new model to complement and eventually replace ageing assets, the Philippine Army submitted a request for the acquisition of a new fleet of wheeled Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to the Department of National Defense (DND).

This request was included in the Horizon 2 phase Priority Projects of the Revised AFP Modernization Program (RAFPMP) as simply the Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Acquisition Project of the Philippine Army.

It was originally planned to be an upgrade program for the PA's existing fleet of Cadillac Gage V-150 Commando and GKN Simba 4x4 wheeled armored vehicles. The plan was later revised to acquiring and introducing a new vehicle instead.

The Iveco VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armored vehicle, which is based on Iveco's SuperAV 8x8 armored vehicle. The vehicle is also among those offered to the Philippine Army. Photo taken from Dialogo Americas website.

Project Summary:

Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Acquisition Project:

Note: Edited as of 27 June 2019.

* End User: Philippine Army (Mechanized Infantry Division)

* Quantity: 28 units

* Modernization Phase: Horizon 2 Priority Projects of RAFPMP

* Project ABC: Php2,265,200,000.00

* Acquisition Mode: TBA.

* Source of Funding: Funds from Other Sources, to be determined by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)

* SARO Release: TBA

* Winning Proponent: TBA

* Product for Delivery: 

    - 28 units of wheeled 6x6 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) 
    - Armed with a manned turret armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun and 40mm automatic grenade launcher
    - Options to alternatively equip with remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun.

* Contract Price:

* First post by MaxDefense: 15 November 2015
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* Status: Pre-procurement phase ongoing. Awaiting DND's decision and Acquisition Decision Memorandum.

The Pandur II 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle, which is also among those offered to the Philippine Army. Credits to original source of the photo.

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First edit and release: 27 June 2019Copyright MaxDefense Philippines


  1. I think this one not much of not of priority lists but anyway it is still included in PA procurement wishlist for AcV and probably under the PA MID they get only G2G deals from Israel GDELS... Just saying though in my opinion and assessments I think Pandur 6x6 will be selected...

  2. Though of interest by just a recommendations... Since it Will be use as APC with a manned
    turrets will they also built with K2 40mm gun or a bmp3f turret? These guns are use in like fire support for the infantry also and its lethal in close quarter combat specially in urban warfares like Zamboanga Siege and Marawi

  3. hoping for pandur rather that Anoa... with better turrets from israel...hope it moves by 2020

  4. Please choose pandur 2 8x8 with elbit technology systems...

  5. Ascod 2 & pandur 2 8x8 with elbit system

  6. Ascod 2 & pandur 2 8x8 compliment with elbit technology..

  7. Bigger guns highly recommended for these projects by philippine army. 25mm or 30mm bushmaster (rcws )for fire support like urban conflict and anti-aircraft guns dual purpose.

  8. I hope PA will choose Pandur 2 6x6 or 8x8 so turrets and weapons to be installed can integrate with the existing elbit systems from israel.


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