The Philippine Army has received a final batch of 114 M113A2 armoured personnel carriers (APC) from the US Government under the excess defense article programme.

The vehicles are expected to strengthen the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and boost the nation’s military campaigns against insurgent groups.

The excess defense article programme recommends surplus defence equipment be reassigned to foreign governments or international organisations at a reduced price, or as a grant.

Philippine Army spokesperson colonel Benjamin Hao was quoted by newsinfo.inquirer as saying: “The vehicles will be brought to the line units so the organisational fill-up will be completed.”

“The vehicles will be brought to the line units so the organisational fill-up will be completed.”

The M113 is a military-tracked vehicle designed to carry 12 soldiers and a driver.

Equipped with .50 calibre machine guns and tactical radios, the APCs can carry out amphibious operations, extended cross-country travel over rough terrain, and high-speed operations on improved roads and highways.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The US previously delivered 77 M113A2 APC units, followed by another 37 in December.

The Phillipines is believed to have paid around $1.4m for the vehicles’ shipment.

The Southeast Asian country had also received 28 M113A2 vehicles from Israel, and will reportedly acquire used military equipment from Korea and Australia, with Japan contemplating the request.

More than 80,000 M113 vehicles are currently being used by at least 44 countries worldwide.