Israel: Elbit Systems has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the delivery of upgraded armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the Philippine Armed Forces (PAF). Under the terms of the USD 20m contract, the company will arm the APCs with 25mm unmanned turrets, 12.7mm remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWS), and will also install fire control systems (FCS) for 90mm turrets. Deliveries will take place over a one-year period.
“The agreement is the first award by the PAF, and the company hopes to win additional contracts. Under the contract, Elbit Systems Land and C4I will upgrade a total of 28 Philippine Army M113A2s. Our extensive portfolio and our vast experience enable us to offer our customers advanced solutions, answering the specific requirements of various combat vehicles, and this award further positions us as world leaders in the field of ground vehicle upgrades," said Udi Vered, General Manager, Elbit Systems Under the contract, Elbit and C4I will upgrade a total of 28 Philippine Army M113A2s, 14 of which are expected to be equipped with the turrets of the retired Scorpion armoured reconnaissance vehicles (ARVs).
Source: Elbit systems