PH company developing tactical vehicle(Humvee) for AFP

PH company developing tactical vehicle(Humvee) for AFP


Currently we are in the midst of modernizing our military.

Sad to say, we are reliant on foreign war materials that is why it is the dream of our military leaders to have our own local industry that will produce our own requirements for our own needs.

Good news, we are starting again locally-made High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, or in short, the country's own version of the Humvee prototype was unveiled recently.

(photo credit to owner)

This prototype was designed and is being developed by Anos Research Manufacturing (ARM), a Philippine private automotive company that's known for manufacturing specialty vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances, and now, military vehicles. According to ARM, the squad vehicle “Charlie” is a light infantry troop carrier with a fully modular platform for various applications.

While the body is made out of galvanized iron, ARM says the vehicle can be armor-plated using composite materials such as Kevlar. Similar to the American Humvee, “Charlie” can be configured depending on the needs of our soldiers, and could accommodate rocket launchers, a gun turret, or simply serve as a general-purpose vehicle. It is also airlift capable whenever there's a need for rapid deployment, as well as full off-road capability thanks to its 4x4 system.

As for its specifications, “Charlie” is powered by a 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that puts out 190 PS and 450 Nm, and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a four-wheel-drive transfer control switch. The front gets a double-wishbone suspension design, while the rear is a live axle with leaf springs. Lastly, stopping power is courtesy of disc brakes in front and drum brakes at the rear. From those figures, along with its wheelbase of 3125mm, we have good reason to believe that "Charlie" is based on the Isuzu D-Max.

Outgoing Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has already tested the prototype and expressed his support for the further development of the vehicle. With that said, ARM is also hoping to get continued support from the authorities to enable them to mass-produce the vehicle.

Should the “Charlie” tactical vehicle be put in production, this would definitely give a major boost to the country's defense industries.








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