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Philippine Army to inspect newly delivered Israeli-made AVLB armored vehicle-launched bridge.


| 2022

As reported by Priam Nepomuceno from the Philippine News Agency, the Philippine Army on July 14 said it will be subject to a post-delivery technical inspection the two units of the armored vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) that were earlier shipped to the Batangas Port last July 12.
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Without any further technical detail available, it appears that this AVLB model is based on a Merkava chassis. (Picture source: Philippine Army)


"The AVLBs will be inspected by the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee of the Department of National Defense’s Procurement Service before acceptance and deployment to the Army's engineer combat battalions," said Philippine Army spokesperson, Col. Xerxes Trinidad, quoted by Priam Nepomuceno.

These AVLBs were procured through a Philippine-Israel government-to-government deal, and are part of Horizon Two of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.

Without any further technical detail available, it appears that this AVLB model is based on a Merkava chassis.


 

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