List of equipment of the Philippine Army

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This is a list of all equipment that is in use by the Philippine Army. The Philippine Army is a branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that specializes in ground warfare. All equipment in service with the different branches of the AFP is provided by the Philippine government in order to be used in protecting the freedom and sovereignty of the Republic of the Philippines against any hostilities.

Current inventory[edit]

Infantry weapons[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Caliber Version Notes
Pistols
M1911 A1 pistol.jpg M1911 pistol  United States Semi-automatic pistol .45 ACP M1911A1 Standard issue sidearm, mostly issued to officers. Majority are former EDA US Army stocks made by Colt, Springfield Armory, and Remington. Being replaced by TAC Ultra FS HC and Glock 17 Gen 4 as standard sidearm of the Philippine Army.
RIAdelivered.JPG Rock Island Armory 1911 series  Philippines Semi-automatic pistol .45 ACP TAC Ultra FS HC 45 ACP 3,000 acquired by Armed Forces of the Philippines in 2017, for issue to all service branches. Majority went to the Philippine Army.[1] AFP ordered 60,000 units under AFP 0.45 caliber Hammer Fired Pistol acquisition project, majority expected to go to the Philippine Army.[2]
ARMS & Hunting 2012 exhibition (474-23).jpg Glock 17  Austria Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Glock 17 Gen 4 Contract awarded to Glock Asia Pacific on September 2017 to supply 74,861 units to the entire AFP, majority expected to go to the Army. 1st delivery expected by March–April 2018.[3]
Beretta 92 FS.gif Beretta 92  Italy Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Beretta 92 Used by SOCOM units.
Submachine guns and Subcompact Weapons
MP5.jpg Heckler & Koch MP5  Germany Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum MP5A3
MP5A5
Uzi of the israeli armed forces.jpg Uzi  Israel Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Uzi
M3-SMG.jpg M3 Grease Gun  United States Submachine gun .45 ACP M3
M3A1 Upgraded
Some reserved units refurbished and upgraded with Picatinny rail, optical sights, and suppressors. Used by Mechanized Infantry Division armored vehicle crew as self-defense weapon, used until newer weapons arrive.[4]
FERFRANS SOAR UTK PDRM.jpg Ferfrans SCW  United States Subcompact Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO SCW 7 Used by mechanized infantry assigned to Task Force Davao, donated by NGOs of Davao City.
2015-06-12 GA Musang Personal Defense Weapon.jpg GA 10" PDW Musang  Philippines Subcompact Carbine 7.62×37mm Musang 10" PDW Musang Under evaluation by the Special Operations Command units.
Shotgun
Remington 870 Wmaster.jpg Remington Model 870  United States Shotgun 12 Gauge Tac-14 Breaching shotgun used by Light Reaction Regiment.
Assault rifles, carbines and battle rifles
M16A1 brimob.jpg M16 rifle  United States /
 Philippines
Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO M16A1
M16A1 (enhanced)
M16A2
M16A4
Out of service although this is used by reservists and CAFGU units. More than 200,000 units acquired from US sources or manufactured locally by Elitool.
GA Dissipator Carbine.jpg GA MID-16  Philippines Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO MID-16 Dissipator
MID-16 Mod.0
M16A1 rifles refurbished by the Government Arsenal using a mix of new old stock spare parts leftover from Elisco Tool & Manufacturing production run and formerly stored by the now defunct AFP Logistical Command (LOGCOM) and newly-sourced parts. Spare 20" M16A1 barrels with corroded bores were recycled by being cut down to 16" and installed on refurbished receivers in dissipator configuration (shortened barrels with full-length gas systems). Other rifles converted into 16" mid-length carbine configurations with newly-sourced 16" Daniel Defense barrels and mid-length gas systems.
Steyr-AUG.jpeg Steyr AUG  Australia Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO F88 Austeyr Australian-sourced, manufactured by Lithgow Arms and donated by the Australian government. Used by Special Operations Command units.
AKM automatkarbin - 7,62x39mm.jpg AKM  Russia Assault rifle 7.62×39mm AKM 5,000 units donated by Russian government. Several units being used by the First Scout Ranger Regiment.
PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.jpg M4 carbine  United States Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO Colt M4 & M4A1 Used by Special Operations Command units.
Remington R4 Rifle.JPG Remington R4  United States Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO R4A3 The new standard issue rifle. 50,629 brand new units were initially ordered, 44,186 are for the Philippine Army and 6,443 are for the Philippine Marine Corps.[5] Eventually, due to savings, another 12,657 R4A3 rifles were procured bringing the total to 56,843 rifles.[6] Another 10,965 units R4A3 ordered in 2014-2015 as part of Second Residual purchase.
Sig Sauer M400 rifle.jpg SIG Sauer SIGM400  United States Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO SIGM400 2,702 units delivered starting in 2019.[7]
HK416.jpg Heckler & Koch HK416  Germany Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO D10RS
D14.5RS
Used by Light Reaction Regiment , Special Forces
AR-15 Sporter SP1 Carbine.JPG CAR-15  United States /
 Philippines
Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO Model 733
M653
M653P
Some were licensed produced by Elisco Tool (Elitool) Philippines as M653Ps. Used by secondary units, armored vehicle crew, Military Police, and Base Security units.
M14 Stand-off Munitions Disruptor (SMUD) (7414626342).jpg M14 rifle  United States Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO M14 In service as standard battle rifle and training rifle. Will undergo refurbishing and upgrade into Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) or Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) standard.[8]
Garand.jpg M1 Garand  United States Semi-automatic rifle .30-06 M1C, M1D Used for Ceremonial purposes, some being in service by the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and training rifles for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
M1 carbine kahr.jpg M1 carbine  United States Semi-automatic carbine .30 Carbine M1A1 In reserves
Designated marksman and sniper rifles
GA Squad Designated Marksman Rifle.jpg GA SDMR  Philippines Designated marksman rifle 5.56×45mm NATO SDMR-16 Built by Government Arsenal upon request by Special Operations Command units. Configuration is similar to the SEAL Recon Rifle.[8][9]
US sniper during a firefight in Northern Trek Nawa, Afghanistan.jpg M14 rifle  United States Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO M14 DMR Standard issue marksman rifle, modified with scopes to increase effective range compared to standard M14. Different from the M21 sniper rifle. Will undergo refurbishing and upgrade into standard GA Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) or Enhanced Battle Rifle (EMR) standard.[8]
Rifle M21 3.jpg M21 Sniper Weapon System  United States Semi-automatic sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO M21 Sniper rifle issued to regular infantry units. Being refurbished by Government Arsenal by replacing key parts including installing new optics.[8]
L129A1 Sharpshooter rifle MOD 45162219.jpg LMT LM308 Modular Weapon System  United States Semi-automatic sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO LM308MWS 829 units were ordered from Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) as part of the Designated Marksman Rifle acquisition project under the Horizon 1 phase project.[10]
SR-25 pic02.jpg Knight's Armament Company SR-25  United States Semi-automatic sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Mk.11 Mod.0 Introduced in 2004 as a primary to intermediate range semi-automatic sniper rifle used by the Special Operations Command.[11]
PSG1 and MSG 90.jpg Heckler & Koch PSG1  Germany Semi-automatic sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO PSG-1
MSG90
PSG-1 in service with the Presidential Security Group. Limited numbers of MSG90 in service with Special Operations Command units as primary-intermediate range semi-automatic sniper rifle.
PEO M24 SWS.jpg M24 Sniper Weapon System  United States Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO M24A1 Introduced in 2012 to Special Operations Command as new standard intermediate range sniper rifle.[12]
CS-LR4 Sniper Rifle @ PA 121st Anniversary Exhibit.jpg Norinco CS/LR4  China Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO CS/LR4A 30 units[13] donated by the Chinese government to the AFP.[14]
Tac50.jpg McMillan Tac-50  United States Sniper rifle .50 BMG Tac-50 In limited numbers with Special Operations Command units.
M82A1 barrett.jpeg Barrett M82  United States Anti-materiel rifle, sniper rifle .50 BMG M82A1 Standard long range & anti-materiel sniper rifle.
Machine guns
Daewoo K3 SAW.jpg Daewoo Precision Industries K3  South Korea Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO K3 Standard squad automatic weapon, 6,540 units acquired and in service since 2008.[15][16][17][18]
FN MINIMI Standard Right.jpg FN Minimi  Belgium Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Minimi Standard squad automatic weapon, 402 units acquired. Additional order cancelled in favor of rebidding, which was later won by Daewoo Precision Industries' K3.[19][20]
M60GPMG.jpeg M60 machine gun  United States General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO M60E3
M60E4
M60E6
Standard general purpose machine gun. Several M60E3 being converted by Government Arsenal to M60E4 standard. Several M60E6 provided by US military to MARSOG on June 2017.
7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG Arsenal MG  Bulgaria General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO MG-M2 Manufactured by Arsenal JSCo. of Bulgaria, based on Russian PK machine gun but using 7.62x51mm NATO round. 6 ordered in 2018 for evaluation purposes.[21]
Browning M1919a.png M1919 Browning machine gun  United States Medium machine gun .30-06 Springfield M1919A1 Replaced by M60 machine gun in front line use, relegated for use on vehicles, base defense and security units, and CAFGU units.
M249 Automatic Rifle.jpg M249 light machine gun  United States Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO M249 In limited numbers, favored the FN Minimi.
M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg M2 Browning  United States Heavy machine gun .50 BMG M2A1
M2HB
Infantry carried and vehicle mounted.
DAM134DT.png M134 Minigun  United States Rotary machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO M134 Mounted on armored Humvees and some M113A1 APCs. Some were transferred to the Philippine Air Force in exchange for M39 20mm Cannons.
Grenade launchers
PEO M203A2 Grenade Launcher.jpg M203 grenade launcher  United States Grenade launcher 40 mm grenade M203
M203A1
LMT LMP300L360
Attached to M4/M4A1 (M203A1) and M16A1 (M203). Additional 740 more units were delivered in March 2011.[22] 2,200 units of LMT-made grenade launchers ordered through US FMS in 2016, of which 425 were delivered in February 2017,[23] 1,100 units delivered in May 2018, and another 675 units delivered before end of 2017.
PEO M320 Grenade Launcher.jpg M320 Grenade Launcher Module  Germany Grenade launcher 40 mm grenade M320
M320 Standalone
Used by Special Operations Command units. Attached to HK416 rifles, some in stand-alone system
M79 Grenade Launcher (7414625716).jpg M79 grenade launcher  United States Grenade launcher 40 mm grenade M79
STK 40 AGL  Singapore Automatic grenade launcher 40 mm grenade 40 AGL Mounted on Simba 4×4 armored vehicles.

Anti-tank and assault weapons[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Caliber Version Notes
Armbrust rocket launcher photo Iraq OIG.jpg Armbrust  Germany /
 Singapore
Anti-tank weapon 67mm Armbrust AT Acquired from Singapore. Used by mechanized infantry units.[24]
102 0570.JPG M72 LAW  United States Anti-tank weapon 66mm unknown In limited service with the Special Operations Command.
RPG-7V1 grenade launcher - RaceofHeroes-part2-22.jpg RPG-7  Bulgaria
 Russia
 China
Rocket-propelled grenade launcher 40mm ATGL-L2
RPG-7V
Type 69
Initial 250 units of ATGL-L2 made by Bulgaria's Arsenal JSCo. delivered in 2017 to replace some of the M18 and M67 recoilless rifles that are currently in service.[25] Another 744 units will be acquired from Russia under a G2G contract.[26] 30 Norinco Type 69 RPGs donated by the Chinese government to the Philippines government were transferred to the Philippine Army[27]
Rcl106lat2.jpg M40  United States Recoilless rifle 105mm M40 In Service, originally used by infantry. Now carried by light utility vehicles.[28]
M67 recoilless rifle 01.jpg M67  United States Recoilless rifle 90mm M67 186 units in Service,[29][28] used by infantry units and will be replaced by RPG-7 type rocket propelled grenade launchers. Many are being mounted on KM-450 light trucks for fire support requirements.

Night vision equipment[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Version In Service Notes
Aselsan A100 Night Vision Monocular.jpg Aselsan A100  Turkey Monocular night vision device A100 4,464 (+2,808) 4,464 initially ordered from Aselsan A.S,[30] 2,808 units more ordered using balance of budget for the project.
Land Warrior PVS-14 Night Vision Device.jpg Insight Technology AN/PVS-14  United States Monocular night vision device M194A >2,351 2,351 units received in 2010, delivered by Nightline Inc.[31]
AN PVS-7 Cyclops.JPG L3 Technologies AN/PVS-7  United States Binocular night vision device AN/PVS-7 unknown Used by troops of the Special Operations Command.[31]
AN-PEQ-2A-aiminglight.jpg AN/PEQ-2  United States Laser sight - ~2,351 2,351 units received in two batches in 2008 and 2011. Used by troops of the Special Operations Command.[31]
Aselsan Infrared Aiming Device  Turkey Target Pointer/Illuminator Infrared Aiming Device ~4,464 (+2,808) 4,464 initially ordered from Aselsan A.S under the Night Fighting System project,[30] matched together with the Aselsan A100 Monocular NV Device. 2,808 units more ordered using balance of budget for the project.

Communication equipment[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Version Notes
Monmouth FBCB2.jpg Elbit Systems Combat-NG  Israel Battefield Fire Control and Command System Combat-NG First computer-based fire control and command system used by the Philippine Army, installed with the 6 new M-71 155mm towed howitzers and 24 upgraded M113A2+, as well as the 44 ORCWS M113s and 20 Armored Mortar Carriers delivered by Elbit Systems.[32]
Harris RF-7800V Falcon III  United States Base/Vehicle Mounted Combat-net radio RF-7800V-V51X
RF-7800I
Wideband HF/VHF Base and Vehicle-mounted Radio, including an vehicle internal intercom system. Ordered in 2014 and introduced in 2016, with 263 units for base and vehicle deployment delivered as part of a deal worth $18 million.[33] Another 60 units were ordered in 2017. Installed on command and armored vehicles of the MID.[34]
Harris RF-5800H Falcon II  United States Base Combat-net radio RF-5800H Wideband HF Base Radio, introduced in 2008.
Harris AN/PRC-160 Falcon III  United States Manpack Combat-net radio RF-7800V-MP Wideband HF/VHF Manpack Radio, introduced in 2014 with 272 units delivered, plus 248 units delivered in 2015 as part of a deal worth $18 million.[33] Another 150 units ordered in 2017 under US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program as part of the Horizon 1 phase.
Harris RF-5800H-MP Radio @ PA 122nd Anniversary Caravan.jpg Harris AN/PRC-150 Falcon II  United States Manpack Combat-net radio RF-5800H-MP Standard High Frequency manpack radio of the Philippine Army. 325 units introduced in 2004. 234 units received in 2005, another 2,019 units delivered in 2008.[35][36] More received in 2011,[37] and more on order from 2014.
Harris RF-7800V-HH Radio @ PA 122nd Anniversary Caravan.jpg Harris AN/PRC-152A Falcon III  United States Hand-held Combat-net radio RF-7800V-HH Latest combat net hand radio of the Philippine Army. Introduced in 2015 with 1,376 units delivered as part of a deal worth $18 million.[33][38]
Harris RV-5800V-HH Handheld Radio.jpg Harris AN/PRC-152 Falcon II  United States Hand-held Combat-net radio RF-5800V-HH 1,956 units introduced in 2005. 4,501 units delivered in 2008.[35][36]
MLX-6 Loudspeaker @ PA 122nd Anniversary Caravan.jpg Manpack Loudspeaker Version VI  Philippines Loudspeaker MLX-6 Made by the Civil Military Operations Group of the Philippine Army.
MLX-5 Loudspeaker @ PA 122nd Anniversary Caravan.jpg Manpack Loudspeaker Version V  Philippines Loudspeaker MLX-5 Made by the Civil Military Operations Group of the Philippine Army.
Manpack Loudspeaker Version IV  Philippines Loudspeaker MLX-4 Made by the Civil Military Operations Group of the Philippine Army.

Armored vehicles[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Version In Service Notes
PA Scorpion CRVT.JPG Alvis FV101 Scorpion  United Kingdom Reconnaissance vehicle/Light Tank FV101 18 delivered in 1977.[39] 18 units for upgrade as of 2015.[40] 14 non-working units had their L23A1 76mm guns and turrets transplanted to M113A2+ vehicles under supervision from Elbit Systems Land & C4I.
PA YPR-765.jpg FMC AIFV  United States Infantry fighting vehicle AIFV-25
PIFV-12.7
AIFV-ARV
YPR-806 ARV
32
13
6
4
includes 6 Armored Recovery Vehicle variants, all delivered in 1979-1980.[39][41]Upgraded YPR-806 ARVs delivered by Elbit Systems together with upgraded M113A2+ vehicles, misidentified as an M113A2 and were ex-Belgian Army units.
ACV-300 Adnan.jpg FNSS ACV-15  Turkey Infantry fighting vehicle ACV-15 AAPC
ACV-15 ARV
6
1
Formerly called the ACV-300. 1 Armored Recovery Vehicle delivered in 2004, 6 APC variants delivered in 2010.[39][42][43]
Phl Army M113.JPG FMC M113  United States Armoured personnel carrier / Fire support vehicle / Infantry fighting vehicle / Armoured recovery vehicle M113A1
M113A2[44]
M113A2+
60 (+60)[45]
114[46]
24 (+15)
M113A1 acquired from 1967 onwards,[47] some of which were converted to armored mortar carriers and fire support vehicles. 114 standard M113A2 APCs received in 2015 from US excess defense articles, all commissioned in January 2016.[46] Upgraded M113A2+ supplied by Elbit Systems (Israel): 14 FSV with 76mm guns, 4 IFVs with UT30 25mm RCWS (Can be used in Anti-Aircraft), and 6 APCs with 12.7mm ORCWS[47] 44 of the M113A2 will be upgrade and installed with Elbit Dragon 12.7mm RCWS, while 5 M113A2 will be converted to Mortar Carriers with Soltam Cardom 81mm Mortar[48] 15 more M113A2+ in Mortar Carrier configuration were ordered in February 2019 from Elbit Systems.[49] With 60 upcoming M113s to be donated from Jordan.[45]
PA Simba APC.jpg GKN FS100 Simba 4×4  United Kingdom Armoured personnel carrier APC 12.7mm
APC 25mm
Armored Ambulance
130 150 units delivered between 1993 and 1997. 142 units assembled in the Philippines. Includes 3 IFV versions armed with 25mm Bushmaster cannon, 17 armored ambulance and command variants.[39]
Philippine Army Cadillac Gage.jpg Cadillac Gage Commando 4×4  United States Armoured personnel carrier V-150
V-150S
95
25
Total 155 delivered, some with Marine Corps. Delivery starting 1975. Some stretched V-150S variants.[39]
Philippine and U.S. Marines conduct convoy operations training at Camp O'Donnell, Tarlac province, Philippines, April 7, 2013, during exercise Balikatan 2013 130407-M-HG547-693.jpg HMMWV  United States Armored Tactical Vehicle M1025P1
M1114
unknown Up-armored variants (M1025P1 and M1114) were provided from the late 2000s and are assigned with the Mechanized Infantry Division and Special Operations Command. More up-armored variants were requested from US Excess Defense Articles and are expected in the near future. Mostly equipped with M2 Browning MG, while some are equipped with Recoilless rifles, Miniguns, and Rocket Launchers.
Kia KLTV at ADAS 2018.jpg Kia KLTV  South Korea Armored Tactical Vehicle K151 3 Donated by Kia Motors for evaluation for future Light Tatical Vehicle requirement.[50][51]

Utility vehicles[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Version In Service Notes
CES 2012 - Sony Dub (6937500905).jpg Kawasaki Teryx  United States Utility Task Vehicle Teryx unknown Provided under US Military Assistance Program, used by units of the Special Operations Command.[52]
CMC Cruiser.jpg CMC Cruiser  Philippines 1/4-ton Light Utility Vehicle Standard unknown Formerly made by Columbia Motors Corp. Produced in the 1980s and brought to service in the 1990s.
Delta Mini Cruiser (Philippine Army).jpg Delta Mini Cruiser  Philippines 1/4-ton Light Utility Vehicle M1777 unknown Divided into several variants and series, including short and stretched utility and armed variants, and modified variants for specialized units.
AMG M151 A2 (1978) GB (owner Gavin Broad).JPG M151  United States 1/4-ton Light Utility Vehicle M151 unknown Several used as M40 recoilless rifle carriers. Already been transferred to the reserve.
Philippine and U.S. Marines conduct convoy operations training at Camp O'Donnell, Tarlac province, Philippines, April 7, 2013, during exercise Balikatan 2013 130407-M-HG547-693.jpg HMMWV  United States Light Utility Vehicle M998
M1025
M1038
>300 Provided by the US as AID in the late 1980s, divided into several variants and series, M998 & M1038(troop/cargo carrier), and M1025 weapons carriers, and are divided to all AFP service branches and the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force.[53] Mostly equipped with M2 Browning MG, while some are equipped with Recoilless rifles, Miniguns, and Rocket Launchers.
Philippine Army HUMVEE Ambulance.JPG Maxi-Ambulance  United States Field Ambulance M1152 49 23 units delivered to AFP on November 2011, PMC received 4 units. 23 M1152 formally handed to the Army in January 2015, 7 more arrived in February 2015.[54]
Kia KM-450 Truck.jpg KM-450 Series  South Korea Light Utility Vehicle
Field Ambulance
KM-450
KM-451
KM-452
1,149
120
2
651 units KM-450 trucks purchased by AFP on 2007 (603 for Army, the rest shared by General Headquarters and Philippine Air Force), and 137 units on December 2010.[15][37] 190 more delivered in 2013. 60 units KM-451 purchased by AFP in 2012, 48 went to the Army. An additional 219 units KM-450 was received last January 2016, with another batch of several hundreds more arriving in a few months.[55] Another 60 units KM-451 ordered by the Army in 2015.[56] A few were converted to Tactical Assault Ladder vehicle.[52] As for September 2016, 1595 in service total. Some are armed with Machine Guns and Recoilless Rifles
Isuzu Elf NKR Truck.jpg Isuzu Elf  Japan Light Utility Vehicle 6th Generation NHR unknown Only used for urban cargo and troop transport duties. In limited numbers mostly with AFP Joint Task Force-National Capital Region and Civil-Military Operations units.
ISUZU, FORWARD, JASDF Truck.jpg Isuzu F-Series  Japan Medium Utility Vehicle FRR unknown Several units converted to Tactical Assault Ladder platforms.[52]
M35.jpg M35 series  United States 2 1/2-ton Medium Utility Vehicle M35A1/A2/A3
M36A2
M59A1/A2
M60A1/A2/A3
M109A3
- Divided into several variants and series, in service with the PA since the early 1960s. Hundreds of assorted units in A2 and A3 series were delivered between 2000 and 2013, including 90 units delivered in June 2011.[22] More being acquired from US EDA stocks to increase inventory and replace older variants
M35 6x6 Truck - Marines(A).jpg Kia KM-250 series  South Korea 2 1/2-ton Medium Utility Vehicle KM-250 Cargo
KM-250 Wrecker
~440
10
In service since 2011, 250 units initially delivered.[57] 190 units more KM-250 cargo truck and 10 km-250 wreckers delivered as of 2018.[58]
Mitsubishi Fuso FIGHTER CARGO GVW8t (FK7) front.JPG Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter  Japan Medium Utility Vehicle FK Troop Carrier unknown Only used for urban cargo and troop transport duties. In limited numbers mostly with AFP Joint Task Force-National Capital Region units.
M813 truck in Syracuse, NY.jpg M809 series  United States 5-ton Heavy Utility Vehicle M813
M816
unknown M813 cargo trucks and M816 wrecker. Gradually being replaced by more M939 and KM50 series 5-ton 6×6 trucks.
US Marine Corps 030224-M-XT622-034 USMC M923 (6X6) 5-ton cargo truck heads a convoy departing Camp Matilda, Kuwait crop.jpg M939 series  United States 5-ton Heavy Utility Vehicle M923
M929
M931
M934
M936
unknown 20 M923 delivered in 2010, several more of different variants delivered in 2013, including 10 M936 van variants.[59]
Kia KM50.jpg Kia KM-500 series  South Korea 5-ton Heavy Utility Vehicle KM-500
KM-503
6
12
KM-500 as 155mm Artillery prime mover, KM-503 tractor head for flat-bed trailers. 1st batch of 6 km-500 delivered in 2012. km-503 delivered in 2013.
Image Ural 4320  Russia 8-ton Heavy Utility Vehicle Ural 4320 20 Donated by the Russian government to the Philippine government in October 2017
M916A2.jpg Freightliner M916 series  United States Heavy Utility Vehicle M916A1
M916A1 Wrecker
unknown Acquired in 1996.[60] M916A1 tractor head for flat-bed tank transporters. A few M916A1 were modified to wrecker configuration. All operated by the Mechanized Infantry Division.[61]
2018 Toyota Hilux SR5 Double Cab 2.8-litre turbo-diesel.jpg Toyota Hi-Lux  Japan Light Utility Vehicle Hi-Lux 4x4 >500 Used as field staff vehicles by all Army battalions, also used by Special Operations Command units, Military Police, support units, some are armed with Machine Guns similar to Technicals.
2009-2011 Mitsubishi Triton (MN) GL-R 4-door utility 01.jpg Mitsubishi L200  Japan Light Utility Vehicle L200 unknown Used by Military Police and other support units.

Artillery[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Version In Service Notes
Mortar
M224 60mm Mortar.jpg M224  United States 60mm Mortar M224 unknown (+44) In service since 2012. Additional 44 brand new units delivered in March 2019.[62]
170514-N-FV745-0256 - Philippine soldier prepares to fire off a mortar round with U.S. Army soldiers.jpg M75 mortar  Philippines 60mm Mortar M75 unknown Several hundred units were produced as part of the AFP Self-Reliance Defense Posture Program starting 1977.[63]
60mm Mortar display.jpg M19 mortar  United States 60mm Mortar M19 unknown In service, but largely replaced by the M-75 mortar.
Mortar M29.jpg M29 mortar  United States 81mm Mortar M29 400[64]
PA M69B Mortar.jpg M69 mortar  Serbia 81mm Mortar M69A
M69B
unknown
100[47]
Based on the Yugoslavian M69 82mm mortar. M69A introduced in 1990s as part of US military assistance, re-chambered from original 82mm. The M69B purpose-built 81mm mortar introduced in 2012.
Cardom Mortar - Right Side View at ADAS 2018.jpg Soltam Cardom  Israel 81mm Self-Propelled Mortar
120mm Self-Propelled Mortar
Cardom 81
Cardom 120
5
- (+15)
Ordered from Elbit Systems, to be installed on existing M113A2, for delivery by 2019.[65] 15 M113A2 armed with 120mm configuration ordered in February 2019.[49]
M30 mortar at the War Remnants Museum.jpg M30 mortar  United States 107mm Mortar M30 ~70 Delivered in 1974.[39] Probably stored in reserve.
Field Artillery
M101A1 Howitzer @ PA 121st Anniversary Exhibit.jpg M101  United States 105mm Towed Howitzer M101
M101/30
118
12
Total 150 delivered, some with Marine Corps. Delivered in 1957-1958.[39] 12 units upgraded to M101/30 in 1997 by GIAT Industries, replacing the old barrel with ones similar to those used on the GIAT LG1 Mk.II howitzer.
M102 Howitzer A1206 Tai Iraq 2004.JPG M102  United States 105mm Towed Howitzer M102 24 Delivered in 1981.[39]
105mm M56 OTO Melara howitzer 1.jpg OTO Melara Model 56/14 Pack Howitzer  Italy 105mm Towed Howitzer Mod 56 100 Total 120 delivered, some with Marine Corps. Delivered in 1983.[39]
M3 105mm Howitzer.jpg M3  United States 105mm Towed Howitzer M3 unknown For ceremonial gun salute purposes only, in limited numbers.[66]
USArmy M114 howitzer.jpg M114  United States 155mm Towed Howitzer M114A1[67] 12[67] Delivered in 1972.[39]
Soltam M-71 Howitzer - Oblique View @ 2018 Kalayaan Parade.jpg Soltam M-71  Israel 155mm Towed Howitzer M-71 20[67] 14 delivered in 1983.[39] Another 6 delivered in July 2017 as part of Revised AFP Modernization Program Horizon 1 phase.[68]

Aircraft[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Version In Service Notes
Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Beechcraft B65 Queen Air.JPG Beechcraft Queen Air  United States Utility aircraft Standard 3 In Service[69](s/n PA-701)
Cessna421BGoldenEagleC-GEGH01.jpg Cessna 421  United States Utility aircraft Cessna 421B 2 In Service [69]
Cessna.206h.stationair2.arp.jpg Cessna 206  United States Utility aircraft Standard 2 In Service (s/n PA-072)[69]
Cessna172-CatalinaTakeOff.JPG Cessna 172  United States Utility aircraft Cessna 172M 2 In Service (s/n PA-101, PA-103)[69]
Cessna.fa150k.g-aycf.arp.jpg Cessna 150  United States Utility aircraft Cessna 150 1 In Service (s/n PA-501)[70]
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Hermes 450.jpg Elbit Hermes 450  Israel Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial System Hermes 450 - (+1 system) Classified as Tier I UAV under US/Philippine Army designation. Each system has 4 UAVs and ground control system.[71]
Skylark 3.jpg Elbit Skylark 3  Israel Small Long Endurance UAV Skylark 3 - (+ several systems) Classified as Tier II UAV under US/Philippine Army designation. Division-level UAS. Each system has 4 UAVs and ground control system.[71]
Skylark 1.jpg Elbit Skylark I  Israel Miniature UAV Skylark I-LEX - (+ several dozen systems) Classified as Tier I UAV under US/Philippine Army designation. Brigade-level UAS. Each system has 4 UAVs and ground control system.[71]
Thor UAS at ADAS 2018.jpg Elbit Thor  Israel Rotorcraft Miniature UAV - (+ several hundred systems) Classified as Tier I UAV under US/Philippine Army designation. For use on jungle and urban operations, for use on Battalion and Company-level units. Each system has 2 UAVs and a man-portable ground control system.[71]
Large Drone @ PA 122nd Anniversary Caravan.jpg Tarot X4  China Miniature UAV X4 unknown Commercial drones bought off-the-shelf by Philippine Army units.
DJI Phantom 4Pro 04-2017 img3 in flight.jpg DJI Phantom series  China Miniature UAV Phantom 3 Professional
Phantom 4
unknown Commercial drones bought off-the-shelf by Philippine Army units.[72]
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Drone @ PA 122nd Anniversary Caravan.jpg DJI Mavic series  China Miniature UAV Platinum unknown Commercial drones bought off-the-shelf by Philippine Army units.[72]
PA UAS.jpg Raptor and Knight Falcon  Philippines Miniature UAV 3[73] The first drone is known as Raptor and the second drone is known as Knight Falcon while a third drone is still being made.[73][74] The Raptor is smaller and has less endurance than the Knight Falcon.

Watercraft[edit]

Picture Model Origin Type Version In Service Notes
Air boat.jpg Airboat  Australia Airboat Standard 21 used by Special Operations Command. Received under the Joint Philippines-Australia Army Watercraft (JPAAW) Project.[75][76]
PASFAssaultWatercraft1.jpg Assault Watercraft  Philippines Riverine Assault Boat Standard 20 Used by Special Operations Command [77] Made with fibreglass by Filipinas Fabricators - Colorado Shipyards, delivered starting 2009. Around 9 meters long, armed with either a 50-caliber or 7.62mm machine gun.
PA Condor Scout.jpg Condor Scout Boats  Philippines Riverine Squad Assault Boat Standard 35 12 units acquired under Project Condor,[78] 13 units under Project Condor-2,[79] and 10 units under Project Condor-3.[80] 23 feet long and has a maximum speed of 39 knots, and can carry 2 crewmembers and 6 fully armed troops.
Condor Support Boat.jpg Condor Support Boats  Philippines Riverine Assault Support Boat Standard 7 used by Special Operations Command 4th Special Forces Battalion. 1 unit under Project Condor,[78] 3 units under Project Condor-2,[79] and 3 units under Project Condor-3.[80] Can carry 55 men or mixed with provisions & supplies. 55-feet long with a maximum speed of 24 knots.
TFDavaoArmyOutrigger1.jpg Motorized Banca  Philippines Wooden Motorized Outrigger Support Boat Standard unknown used by different Army units including the Special Forces Riverine Battalion, and comes in different sizes.
Orient Craft 1200 Support Craft  Philippines Riverine Assault Support Boat Standard unknown used by Special Operations Command 4th Special Forces Battalion. 13 meters long, 7-tons patrol and support boat.
Riverine Patrol Boat  Philippines Riverine Patrol Boat Standard 1 used by Special Operations Command 4th Special Forces Battalion. At least 15 meters long, armed with 12.7mm machine guns. Used for patrol and ferrying troops.

Future acquisition plans[edit]

The Philippine Army has embarked on a 3-phase modernization program starting from 2013 to 2028 under the Revised AFP Modernization Program (RAFPMP) covered by Republic Act 10349, while still completing a previous modernization program spanning from 1995 to 2012 under the AFP Modernization Program (AFPMP) covered by Republic Act 7898.[81] Several new acquisitions found in the current inventory were acquired under the AFP Modernization Program, as the Army projects under the RAFPMP are yet to be implemented as of September 2015.

Infantry and crew-served equipment[edit]

An additional 22,253 units of Remington R4A3 (M4 standard) assault carbines were ordered by the DND from Remington Defense USA, using the savings from an earlier order for 50,629 rifles.[82] It is expected that not all will be given to the Army, that some are for the other AFP branch of services.

The Government Arsenal is being tapped to refurbish or rebuild a majority of the Army's M16A1 rifles, and prototypes were already made to convert them to several variants.[8][83]

Aside from the M16A1, the Government Arsenal will also be refurbishing or rebuilding the existing M14 battle rifles of the AFP, into either the M14 SOCOM 16 battle rifle similar to the Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 rifle, the M14 Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) which similar to the US Marine Corps' Designated Marksman Rifle; and to the Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) which is similar to the US Navy's Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle.[8]

There are also acquisition programs for Designated Marksman Rifles, the latest (Lot 8) being 6 units awarded to local distributor Nashe Enterprises. No definite information whether what type of rifle was ordered.[84]

As part of the Horizon 1 phase of the RAFPMP under Republic Act 10349, the Philippine Army acquired 4,464 night fighting equipment from Turkish defense company Aselsan A.S.,consisting of 4,464 Aselsan A100 night vision monoculars, 4,464 Aselsan infrared aiming devices, and hundreds of laser zeroing devices.[85] The Philippine Army received the first tranche delivery in 2016, with Aselsan delivering all 4,464 sets within 2017.[30][86]

There is also a requirement for Thermal Imaging Devices, which are planned for acquisition within the Horizon 1 phase of the RAFPMP.[87] Turkish defense company Aselsan A.S. again won the public tender for 10 Long Range and 48 Medium Range Clip-On Weapon Mounted Thermal Sights, and 10 Long Range and 48 Medium Range Thermal Imaging Cameras.

The Philippine Army also had several acquisitions through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) acquisition program with the US government as part of the AFPMP RA 7898. Among them include 2,884 units 40mm Grenade Launchers divided into 2 phases of 2,200 and 684 units, both of which delivered within 2017.[22] Another is the acquisition of 1,129 units of RPG-7 under the Rocket Launcher Light acquisition project in 2 phases of 355 and 774 units under both the AFPMP RA 7898 and Horizon 1 phase of the RAFPMP RA 10349;[22] The US tapped Bulgarian arms manufacturer Arsenal JSCo. to supply 250 units of their ATGL-L derivative of the RPG-7, which were fully delivered in 2017.[86] The 2nd batch, reduced to 744 units, was awarded to Russia's Rosoboronexport, which will supply and deliver the RPG-7V.[26]

Communications equipment[edit]

The DND has recently awarded an US$18 million contract to Harris Corporation to supply Harris Falcon III tactical vehicular radios and intercom systems for the Philippine Army's Mechanized Infantry Division (formerly Light Armor Division). The contract composed of RF-7800V Combat Net Radios and RF-7800I Intercom Systems to be installed of the MID's armored and support vehicles.[22][88]

The Philippine Army will also acquire more Falcon-series tactical radios from Harris under a FMS deal with the US government, with a requirement for 62 100W base radios, 520 20W man-pack radios, and 1,376 5W hand-held radios under the AFPMP RA 7898 already awarded in 2014.[89] Another set of orders is expected under RAFPMP RA 10349, with an additional 60 units 50W HF vehicular radios and 1,446 5W hand-held radios.[89]

Artillery[edit]

6 units of 155mm towed howitzers, as part of a larger order with the Philippine Marine Corps, is expected to be awarded within 2015 after Elbit Systems Land & C4I was declared the single calculated bidder.[90][91]

Utility vehicles[edit]

The Army will be acquiring 60 new Field Ambulances under an G2G deal with the Korean government. It is expected that Kia's KM451 Field Ambulance will be chosen since the PA has recently acquired the several units in the past.[89] The order is then confirmed, with the DND releasing a Notice to Proceed to South Korea's KIA Motors Corp. in October 2015.[56]

Armoured vehicles[edit]

As part of the Horizon 2 phase of the Revised AFP Modernization Program, the Philippine Army is embarking on the modernization and firepower upgrade for 49 of its M113A2, as talks are underway with Elbit Systems Land & C4I negotiating for the works which include uparming 44 M113A2 with the Elbit Dragon 12.7mm RCWS, and 5 M113A2 to armored mortar carriers armed with an Elbit Soltam Cardom 81mm mortar.[92]

Also part of the Horizon 2 phase involves the acquisition of light or medium tanks.[93] A total of 30 light tanks are being considered, with both 8x8 wheeled and tracked variants being discussed with several manufacturers from Europe, Turkey, South Korea and Israel.[94] The Philippine Army have shortlisted the competition with the ASCOD, Kaplan MT, and K21-105 as well as the Pandur 2, Centauro 2, and Arma. It is expected that Elbit systems partnered with GDELS and Excalibur Army, offering the ASCOD Medium Main Battle Tank and Pandur 2 armed with a 105 mm gun, might bag the contract. [95][96]

The Philippine Army is also considering either the upgrade of several dozens of Simba and V-150 4x4 armored vehicles, or the acquisition of new 28 6x6 or 8x8 wheeled armored personnel carriers armed with whatever fits the budget allocated, preferably a 30mm cannon in an unmanned turret.[95][96]

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