The Philippine Army will be procuring self-propelled artillery as part of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program Second Horizon, this was confirmed by Philippine Army Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Plans Colonel Romulo Manuel.
“Actually, the Revised Armed Forces Modernization is for all, not only for the Air Force and Navy, including the Army. We have different Horizons so right now we are in the Second Horizon to procure equipment so it’s ready, the President has allotted funds for the procurement of like modern equipment, like self-propelled artillery, this will be used in the territorial defense, right now the Army is contemplating to buy one land-based system, we have already upgraded our air aviation, from [Army] Aviation Battalion, it will be upgraded to Aviation Regiment wherein our Army will have its own helicopters to support its ground forces,” Colonel Manuel said as quoted by PNA.
According to MaxDefense Philippine, the self-propelled artillery project will be a government-to-government deal with Israel.
The project will be acquiring several units of Elbit Systems ATMOS 2000 155mm/39cal on 6×6 all terrain truck.