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El_Filibusterismo1978

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Re: M113A2 Firepower Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 08:18:32 AM »
how many units will undergo the "upgrade" Sir A?

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Re: M113A2 Firepower Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 12:36:12 PM »
how many units will undergo the "upgrade" Sir A?

Got this via shoulder-tap from a long-time Timawan / DefensePH member:

44 units to be installed with RCWS
5 units to be installed with 81mm mounted mortar system

Photos c/o Timawans in the PA





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Re: M113A2 Firepower Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 01:15:34 PM »
will those rcws a combination of 50s and bushies?

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Re: M113A2 Firepower Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 03:00:40 PM »
will those rcws a combination of 50s and bushies?

Reportedly the .50 cal. The Bushmasters are called “unmanned turrets” rather than RCWS.


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Re: M113A2 Firepower Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 10:16:43 AM »
Photo c/o Light Armored Division website circa 2015. They've been studying the self-propelled 81mm mortar concept for a while now.


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Re: M113A2 Firepower Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 11:39:37 PM »
ADAS 2018: Upgraded M113 vehicles on display (video) | shephardmedia - 28th September 2018 - 08:36 GMT
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With the Philippine Army undergoing a modernisation push under the Horizon 1 and 2 programme, ADAS 2018 provided an ideal opportunity for Elbit Systems and the service to showcase upgraded M113 armoured vehicles to delegates and international visitors.

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/adas-2018-upgraded-m113-vehicles-display-video/


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Re: M113A2 Firepower Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2019, 12:25:47 AM »
Philippine Army to Buy Mortar Carries, BMS from Elbit | Israel Defense
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Elbit Systems will supply 15 Armored Mortar Carriers to the Philippine Army, MaxDefense reported Saturday.

The Cardom 120mm Recoil Mortar System will be mounted on the Army’s M113 armored vehicles, according to the report. The system has a range of 7,000 meters and a maximum fire rate of 16 rounds per minute. It can be used in "shoot and scoot" manner and can be operated by two or four crewmen.

Another part of the deal is the platform where the Cardom mortars will be installed, and Elbit will deliver 15 refurbished and upgraded M113A2 tracked armored vehicles.

The deal will also include Elbit’s Combat NG Battlefield Management System, which is already in use with the Philippine Army. The Combat NG is a command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I) system designed to improve artillery and air defense unit's ability to engage targets by improving its target engagement speed and accuracy, provide real-time situational awareness, and provide coordination capability with other forces.

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defenseph.net/timawa.net FB honeypot and MaxDefense Philippines FB page

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Re: M113A2 Firepower Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2022, 05:17:24 PM »
Game-changer for the Army's Capability in Land Warfare | 15 M125A2 Armored Mortar Carrier (AMC) with 120mm Mounted Mortar System (MMS) Delivered to the Philippine Army
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As part of the deliverables for the Revised AFP Modernization Program under Horizon 2, 15 units of M125A2 Armored Mortar Carrier (AMC) with 120mm Mounted Mortar System (MMS) were delivered by Elbit Systems of Israel on December 29, 2021. The fleet of armored vehicles with improved mounted arsenal under the Mounted Mortar Acquisition Project of the Army will be part of the firepower upgrade for the Mechanized Infantry Battalions and soon to be reactivated Tank Battalion of the Armor Division, Philippine Army.

For its firepower, the Cardom 120mm recoil mortar system mounted on the M125A2 Armored Carrier is an autonomous, computerized system that has a range of 7,000 meters and a maximum fire rate of 16 rounds per minute operated by four (4) crewmen. The AMC with MMS is used by the US Army, Israeli Defense Force, and NATO countries.

MGEN EFREN P BALUYOT, the Commander of Armor Division, Philippine Army said that this self-propelled firepower upgrade is an added game-changer in land warfare because it provides close and immediate indirect fire support for maneuver units while allowing for quick deployment in tactical situations.

He added that more modernization projects are in the pipeline such as the Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier Acquisition Project, APC Firepower Upgrade with Enclosed Weapon System (EWS), and the Light Tank Acquisition Project, all contributing to a credible defense posture in land domain.

Link: Armor Pambato Division


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