DBM Releases P835.1 Million For PH Army’s 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Project

DBM Releases P835.1 Million For PH Army’s 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Project


The country is making sure all the necessary funds for the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is well spent, a step that has been taken seriously since there are a lot of catching up to create a credible and respected military organization in this part of the planet.

Big news came as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved and released on April 19, 2021 a Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) with amount of PHP835,128,700.00 for the 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Acquisition Project for Philippine Army.

DBM said the SARO will “cover the funding requirements for the 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Acquisition Project of the Philippine Army under the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.”

(Elbit ATMOS 155mm self-propelled howitzer system. Photo c/o Elbit Systems)

The DBM, in December 2019, also released a SARO with amount of PHP339,867,865.00 to cover the 15% advance payment for the said project.

At around second quarter last year, popular MaxDefense Philippines Page said the DND has released the Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the acquisition of self-propelled artillery from Israeli company Elbit Systems Land & C4I.

In preparation for the arrival of self-propelled artillery, the Philippine Army has activated 2 field artillery batteries under the Army Artillery Regiment (AAR).

The Army said field artillery batteries will help in troop maneuver to destroy, neutralize, and suppress the enemies through its fire support to maneuver units.


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