Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Philippines displays Indonesian tank, armored vehicle as part of military anniversary

The Pindad Anoa wheeled APC and Harimau medium tank in Manila. Photo c/o MaxDefense Philippines

As part of displays celebrating the 84th founding anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine Army (PA) included the armored vehicles from Indonesian arms manufacturer PT Pindad as part of the equipment display in Manila on 17 December 2019.

Filipino defense page MaxDefense Philippines posted photos of the Pindad Harimau medium tank, as well as the Pindad Anoa 6x6 wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) among those displayed together with existing assets of the PA and other branches of the AFP.

It was also seen painted in PA vehicle paint scheme, although missing other markings found on PA vehicles. This suggests that the vehicles are indeed just present for display.

MaxDefense Philippines previously reported that the armored vehicles were sent to the Philippines for viewing and possibly testing in Philippine conditions, as PT Pindad is among those contending for the PA's ongoing Light Tank project as well as the upcoming Wheeled APC project.

PT Pindad is said to be contending with Elbit Systems of Israel, as well as a joint venture between South Korea's Hanwha Defense and Turkey's Otokar Otomotiv.

The PA and the Department of National Defense (DND) are expecting the Light Tank project to be finalized by 2020.

[1] MaxDefense Philippines
[2] Philippine Defense Resource

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