The Philippine Army is now better equipped to protect the country and bring troops around much more quickly. A new set of trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and even armored mortar carriers were recently been turned over to various divisions of the Philippine Army.
Through its Armor Division, 15 units of Israeli-made M125A2 Armored Mortar Carrier (AMC) equipped with 120mm Mounted Mortar System (MMS) were delivered to the Philippine Army last December 29, 2021. The newly delivered AMCs are currently for inspection and by the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC) before being accepted and deployed into operations.
According to Division Commander Maj. Gen. Efren Baluyot, the new AMCs would provide close and immediate indirect fire support for maneuver units while quickly deploying in tactical situations. At the same time, these will further enhance the capabilities of ground forces to protect the country from threats both local and international.
Apart from the 15 AMCs, the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Divison also received mobility assets that consists of 21 KM250 trucks, 14 Toyota SUVs, and 33 Kawasaki and Bajaj motorcycles. The new mobility assets, which were procured through the Philippine Army Modernization Program, will be distributed to the division’s line units.
Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner, Jr. says the mobility assets will help enhance the capabilities of individual soldiers and units.
With the modernization of the Philippine Army, our soldiers will be able to serve and protect the country much better and easier.