10 Februari 2015

Navy Armored Unit Turrets to be Upgraded

10 Februari 2015

PMC's V-300 armored fighting vehicle (photo : timawa)

In line with the military's ongoing modernization efforts, the Philippine Navy (PN) has announced that it will upgrade the turret systems of all the armored fighting vehicles at its arsenal.

The turret is the rotating part atop the armored vehicle, containing the primary weapon and sighting systems.

The Navy's armored assets, which are estimated to be 30 to 40 units, are operated by the Philippine Marine Corps.

With the refurbishment, all turrets will be electrically operated, especially for the traverse and elevation of guns that will enhance target acquisition, PN vice commander Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad said.

Budget for the upgrade is placed at PhP 34.5-million.


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