17 Agustus 2017

DND Mulls Acquisition of Medium Tanks

17 Agustus 2017


Medium tank for AFP defines weighing 40 tons or more (photo : IDET)

MANILA -- Instead of heavily-armored and gunned main battle tanks, the Department of National Defense (DND) is looking at the possibility of acquiring some medium tanks for its armored units.

This was emphasized by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when asked by the PNA Wednesday on whether the ongoing conflict in densely-packed Marawi City, where Maute Group terrorists converted concrete houses and buildings into fortified fighting positions, necessitates the acquisition of a main battle tank fleet.

"Not really. We do not expect a lot Marawi-type conflict in the future. Therefore a couple of medium tanks would do: for contingency in urban warfare and for training," he added.

Lorenzana also defines main battle tanks as vehicles weighing 40 tons or more and carrying a large-caliber gun while medium tanks are those weighing 20 tons or less and equipped with a medium-caliber but powerful cannon but capable of breaching reinforced concrete walls.

As this develops, Mechanized Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Emman Adriano said they are now using with great effect the newly-acquired armored vehicles in their ongoing operations in Marawi City.

"Our current capability can surely sustain the operations in Marawi City," he added.

Adriano earlier said a large portion of the country's armored assets are now seeing action in the ongoing operations to clear Marawi City of the remaining Maute Group terrorists.

"(Armored assets deployed ) are four mechanized battalions, one cavalry squadron and one light armored troop. All of our newly acquired armored vehicles are now deployed in Marawi City," he said. These units consists of more than 120 armored vehicles of various types. 

(PNA)

17 komentar:

  1. pt pindad siap, baru launching langsung daftar ya

    BalasHapus
  2. FNSS tank is well suited for their requirements

    BalasHapus
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    1. No it isn't. If you read the article:
      "medium tanks are those weighing 20 tons or less and equipped with a medium-caliber but powerful cannon but capable of breaching reinforced concrete walls."
      Kaplan is surprisingly too heavy for their requirements.

      Hapus
  3. Buy medium tanks from join products Turkey and Indonesia,, goo for it

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  4. Nice for Philippine army this Turkish/Indonesian medium tank is a good choice

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  6. Ask Singapore for a couple dozen of AMX-13SM1. I'm sure Singapore will be more than happy to donate them.

    BalasHapus
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    1. No more 2nd hand equipments are allowed under Duterte admin

      Hapus
    2. AMX13SM1 easilly defeat by 12,7 mm. They need modern armor tank, which can manuvre in narrow road. Maybe medium tank pindad is the best equipment.

      Hapus
  7. Singapore are low IQ users so their is a big risk to a second user if that will happen

    BalasHapus
  8. And this Pindad medium tank has turret which is interchangeable from 105mm to 40/35/30 mm auto cannon. With robust protection against RPG, this would suits well for urban warfare again ISIS

    BalasHapus
  9. itu cuma gambar doang yg diposting. TNI saja belum mencicipi tank ini, masak negara lain mau menikmati duluan, jelas gak mungkin...

    BalasHapus
  10. sumber berita yg asli gambarnya duterte, diposting disini diganti tank kaplan wkwkwk....adminnya ngaco...

    BalasHapus
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    1. Udeh jadi modus dari dulu kok,baru tau mas? :p
      Kalo kagak dimodus ya sepi,ga ada alayers tolol yg banting-bantingan komen.. :D

      Hapus
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