Philippine Army receives 12 new Israeli self-propelled howitzers

Not the actual Soltam 155mm/52 caliber self-propelled howitzer

The Army Artillery Regiment (AAR) will receive a much-needed boost with the arrival of 12 units of Soltam 155mm/52 caliber self-propelled howitzers from Israeli manufacturer Elbit Systems. According to Philippine Army spokesman Col. Xerxes Trinidad, the weapons that arrived on December 28 will be subjected to a technical inspection this month before formal acceptance of… Continue reading Philippine Army receives 12 new Israeli self-propelled howitzers

Philippine Army, BCDA conduct capsule-laying ceremony for new modern facility

The capsule-laying ceremony and site inspection of a new modern multi-story building at the Army’s main headquarters were led by key officials from the Department of National Defense, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and the Philippine Army yesterday, December 16. BCDA Officer-in-Charge Atty. Aristotle Batuhan said the five-story structure,… Continue reading Philippine Army, BCDA conduct capsule-laying ceremony for new modern facility

Philippine Navy to acquire 8 units of Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile from Israel

Photo courtesy of The Defense Post

The acquisition of eight units of Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) is among the 2019 President-approved projects under the Horizon 2 List of the Revised AFP Modernization Program. Duly awarded to Israel Shipyards Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel under a Government-to-Government procurement scheme, the project is divided into two lots. Lot 1… Continue reading Philippine Navy to acquire 8 units of Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile from Israel

CPMC inspects Amphibious Assault Vehicles in Zambales

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Marine Commandant MGen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M) visited the 76th Assault Amphibian Company, Assault Armor Battalion at the Naval Education, Training, and Doctrine Command on August 21, 2021 with Philippine Navy Vice Commander, MGen. Nestor C. Herico PN(M) and Deputy Commandant, BGen. Raul Jesus L. Caldez PN(M). The 76th Assault Amphibian Company was activated to… Continue reading CPMC inspects Amphibious Assault Vehicles in Zambales