Defense of the Republic of the Philippines

General Discussion => AFP Modernization & Defense Acquisitions => : Ayoshi September 29, 2016, 07:29:31 AM

: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
: Ayoshi September 29, 2016, 07:29:31 AM
ADAS 2016: New kit for Philippine marines | (
In March the Philippines ordered eight Korea Amphibious Assault Vehicles (KAAV) ( from Hanwha Techwin for PHP2.423 billion ($52.6 million). An integrated logistics support package was included in the contract sum.

The KAAV is a licence-built version of the BAE Systems AAV7A1 ( HoJun Shin, manager of the overseas sales team of Hanwha Techwin’s defence business unit, confirmed that his company is ready for serial production.

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All eight are AAVP7A1 personnel-carrying variants fitted with a one-man turret mounting a K4 40mm automatic grenade launcher and K6 12.7mm machine gun.

A Philippine Navy spokesperson confirmed that four AAVs will be delivered in August 2018 and the remaining quartet in December the same year.

ADAS 2016: Hanwha targets growth opportunities in Philippines | IHS Jane's 360 ( - 28 September 2016
South Korea's Hanwha has pinpointed the Philippines as a target market for expansion following the company's contract, announced earlier this year, to supply amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) to the Philippine Marine Corps.

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: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
: Herbie October 05, 2016, 10:47:04 AM

Theater Mobility and Rapid Reaction. Due to the aging of PN lift platforms, the mobility of our forces within the theater of operations is severely affected, if not totally hampered. There is a need to acquire a capability to rapid move our forces that form part of the national maneuver force.

The programs 1, 2 and 3 Resource Managers shall collaborate in building our capability to deploy two (2) joint rapid reaction forces strategically located –one in Luzon and another in Mindanao to address two(2) major contingencies in any part of the archipelago at the same time. To provide this capability, the Philippine Navy needs to acquire eight (8) brand new units of Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV).

The AAV Project is the amphibious force component of the SSV, as launching platform, which was made separate and distinct from the SSV in consideration of contracting requirement. It could perform non- military operations for Humanitarian Assistance (HA), Disaster Response (DR), sealift and logistics, mobile government administration, search and rescue, assistance, mass evacuation and international HA/DR.

: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
: adroth October 30, 2016, 10:07:47 AM
Practicing with the USMC. Soon . . . we will have our own.



Philippine and U.S. Marines  provide supporting fire with U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles to simulate suppressing enemy forces during a mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 at Naval Education Training Command, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines, Oct. 5. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy Forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. Marines are with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Philippine Marines are with 4th Marine Company, Battalion Landing Team - 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere/Released)