Philippine Army Deploys New Armored Mortar Carrier To Support 3rd Infantry Division Area
Philippine Military via its Armor Division deploys it’s new Armored Mortar Provider (AMC) with Soltam Cardom 120mm Recoil Mortar System put in on a M113-A2 APC to sixth Cavalry Firm Separate, supporting the third Infantry (Spearhead) Division space. This shall be used to additional strengthen the Command’s army capabilities to perform fight associated missions towards any threats inside Western and Central Visayas. 3ID’s mandate is to guard the folks and maintain the peace and improvement in it’s Space of Duties. A part of that is to contribute in ending native communist armed battle on this a part of the nation.
As a part of the deliverables for the Revised AFP Modernization Program below Horizon 2, 15 items of M125A2 Armored Mortar Provider (AMC) with 120mm Mounted Mortar System (MMS) had been delivered by Elbit Techniques of Israel on December 29, 2021. The fleet of armored autos with improved mounted arsenal below the Mounted Mortar Acquisition Challenge of the Philippine Military shall be a part of the firepower improve for the Mechanized Infantry Battalions and shortly to be reactivated Tank Battalion of the Armor Division, Philippine Military. The Armor “Pambato” Division is without doubt one of the major items of the Philippine Military stationed at Camp O’Donnell, Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Capas, Tarlac, Philippines. The Armor (Pambato) Division is a mixed arms group composed of tank, cavalry and mechanized infantry.
The Cardom (English: Hatchet) is an Israeli 81 mm/120 mm Recoil Mortar System (RMS), developed by Soltam Techniques (now Elbit System). For its firepower, the Cardom 120mm recoil mortar system mounted on the M125A2 Armored Provider is an autonomous, computerized system that has a variety of seven,000 meters and a most hearth charge of 16 rounds per minute operated by 4 (4) crewmen. The Cardom is an autonomous, computerized system for mounting on gentle and medium armored carriers. AMC has a smooth-bore, muzzle-loaded recoiling mortar outfitted with state-of-the-art auto-laying system incorporating an electrical drive system for elevation and traverse. It may be not directly fired on fast charge which is 12 rounds per minute or sustained charge 3-4 rounds per minute which might trigger actual injury to enemy targets.
The M125A2 Armored Mortar Provider (AMC) with MMS is utilized by the US Military, Israeli Protection Power, and NATO nations. The deal may also embody Elbit’s Fight NG Battlefield Administration System, which is already in use with the Philippine Military. Elbit Techniques may also present conversion 120mm barrels for 5 Cardom 81mm autonomous recoil mortar methods the Philippine Military ordered in January 2018. The system gives correct and efficient hearth help. The 81mm mortars are a part of the Philippine Military’s M113 Firepower Improve mission that additionally contains the availability of 44 distant managed weapon methods (RCWS) for the Philippine Military’s fleet of M113A2 armored autos scheduled to be delivered this 12 months.
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