Philippines to purchase 28 Israeli armored vehicles

Deal signed last week states that Elbit Systems will provide AFVs within two years

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The Philippines is set to acquire 28 light armored vehicles from Israel at a total price of $19.7 million.

The purchase was agreed upon last week after a contract was signed between representatives of both the Philippine army and the the IDF, the Philippines News Agency reported.

According to the report, the armored vehicles will be supplied by the Israeli weapons company Elbit Systems.

The report further stated that 14 of the 28 armored vehicles will be equipped with 76 mm artillery cannons. These vehicles, the report stated, will also be equipped with night vision systems and fire control systems.

Six additional vehicles will be used for transportation, four will be used for infantry support, and four more are designed to help evacuate wounded soldiers or damaged vehicles from the battlefield, the report said.

The vehicles are expected to be supplied to the Philippines within two years.

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