FNSS, one of the world’s leading land platform manufacturer companies, exported AACE Armored Amphibious Combat Earthmover and Turrets to the Philippines.
Offering armored land platform solutions in tracked and wheeled configurations for the Turkish Armed Forces and the armed forces of allied countries, FNSS entered the year 2021 with two different export news. According to the information obtained; The Philippine Armed Forces chose FNSS for the need for armored engineering vehicles and turret.
FNSS AACE TO ENHANCE THE PHILIPPINE ARMY COMBAT ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES
Under the contract signed between FNSS and the Department of National Defense (DND), Philippines, which entered into force in November 2020, FNSS will provide a number of Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover (AACE) vehicles and their logistic support services. It is planned that the vehicles will be delivered and the training and logistic support services will be completed by the end of March 2023.
Within the modernization program of the Philippine Army, the main goal of this project is to increase the combat engineering capabilities of the combat engineer battalion units and to carry these capabilities to further stages with the ability of the amphibious vehicles. In this scope, the subsystems and mission equipment used in the vehicle has been evaluated and determined according to today’s technological developments in line with this program.
Vehicles will be manufactured at FNSS facilities, will then be delivered to the user by FNSS in the Philippines Army. The acceptance tests will take place both in Turkey and the Philippines and the training for the vehicles will be held in Philippines under the integrated logistics support services activities.
AACE, which is the first and only combat engineering dozer vehicle with amphibious capability in the world, has proven itself successfully in the inventory of Turkish Armed Forces and has been exported abroad for the first time with this reference. FNSS is aiming to keep serving the Philippine Army with this project. Also, AACE will be the second project, after the FNSS’ One-Man Turret Project, under the Defense Industry Cooperation Agreement signed between Turkish and the Philippine governments.
TURKEY AND PHILIPPINES’ NEW DEFENCE PROJECT IS FROM FNSS
Under the contract signed between FNSS and Department of National Defense (DND), Philippines which entered into force in August 2020, FNSS will provide stabilized one-man turrets production, integration and logistics support services to the Philippine Army. It is planned that the turrets will be integrated to the vehicles in October 2021 and training and logistics support services will be completed by December 2021.
Within the modernization program of the Philippine Army, the main goal of this project is to upgrade the firepower of existing tracked armored vehicles. In this scope, one-man turrets, which were previously produced and put into service in other countries, will be produced with a state-of-art fire control capability and sight systems (day / night). The turrets will be manufactured at FNSS facilities, will then be integrated into tracked armored vehicles by FNSS in the Philippines and delivered to the user.
The acceptance tests will take place both in Turkey and the Philippines and the training for the turrets will be held in Philippines under the integrated logistics support services activities.
One-man turrets of different caliber armaments were the choice of Philippine Army against products of the world’s renown companies with the cost effectiveness and superior technical features.
This will be a project under the Defense Industry Cooperation Agreement signed between Turkey and the Philippines governments.