INDIGENOUS PROTOTYPES/PROJECTS

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Land Vehicle Systems

LogCom/ Steelcraft Hari Digma APC
Type:
Armored Personnel Carrier (W)
Armor:
Crew:
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
Power train
Engine:
Power-to-weight ratio:
Transmission:
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Max fording depth:
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main gun:
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Secondary gun:
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
Program:
The Hari-Digma APC was a project of the AFP Logistics Command in the 90s to create a locally-manufactured version of the V-150 APC. LogCom developed two, local prototype, which has a US-made engine and locally manufactured components, cost per unit was Php 3 M as to the V-150's Php 9 M price tag. The project was abandoned after the Philippine Army decided to order GKN Sankey's Simba ACV.

Hari-Digma prototype APC. Thanks to opus for the pics, and to Manokski for the info..

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Steelcraft MX-1 Kalakian APC
Type:
Armored Personnel Carrier (W)
Armor:
12mm (hull)
Crew:
Commander, Gunner, Driver + 12 Troops
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight (Full):
10,582 kg (23,329.31 lb)
Power train
Engine:
One x 250 hp (186.42 kW) Cummins 6-cylinder in-line diesel, 300 liter (66 US Gal) fuel capacity
Power-to-weight ratio:
Transmission:
Allison 4x4 transmission
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
100 kph
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main gun:
12.7 mm HMG in turret
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Secondary gun:
1x 7.62 mm coax mount and 1 x 7.62 mm rear gun
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
1 x 40 mm AGL
Program:
The Kalakian (Water Buffalo) is a locally built wheeled APC which was designed as a larger, improved, local version of GKN's Simba APC. Developed in the early 2000s as a joint project between PA's Light Armored Brigade (later Light Armored Division) and Steelcraft Industries, Incorporated of Manila, Philippines, the prototype vehicle, presented to the Light Armored Brigade in December 2002 featured a one-man turret and rear gunner's position. The vehicle used a commercially available transmission and other commercial vehicle components, all intended to reduce unit cost. The vehicle had an armored hull with the same thickness as the Simba (12mm) equipped with two side doors and one rear door. It can accommodate up to twelve fully equipped troops.
It can mount a larger turret and a heavier weapons system, the design was conceived to reflect the experience of using the Simba in actual combat operations, including having two side doors instead of the Simba's single one. The turret was a modification of the Cadillac Gage 1-meter turret found on V-150 armored cars also in service in the Philippines. This turret was also produced in a modified form in the Philippines by the Floro International Corporation. The major difference was the incorporation of an additional element allowing for the turret to be armed with a .50 caliber machine gun, 40mm automatic grenade launcher, and 7.62mm machine gun. The Cadillac Gage turret could only be armed with 2 of those weapons at any time. On V-150 and Simba vehicles the 40mm grenade launcher was often added to the top of the turret. This required the gunner expose themselves. The modified turret allowed all the weapons to be fired from within the turret.
Apparently the PA ordered 20 units, the status currently which is unknown, most are showpieces in static Army displays. The prototype vehicle was said to have cost the Philippine government Php 8 M.

Army MX-1 Kalakian prototype APC. Thanks to opus and Frank for the pics and to Manokski for the info.

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Steelcraft MX-8 Mk.1/Mk.2/Mk.3 Armored Escort Vehicle
Type:
Armored Vehicle (W)
Armor:
Resistant to 7.62mm and .50 caliber ball
Crew:
Commander, Gunner, Driver
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight (Full):
5,000 kg (11,023 lb)
Power train
Engine:
Mitsubishi 130 hp (97 kW) Diesel
Power-to-weight ratio:
30:1 minimum (full combat weight)
Transmission:
Allison transmission
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
100-120 kph (62-75 mph)
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main gun:
7.62 mm LMG in turret
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Secondary gun:
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
Program:
The MX-8 Armored Escort Vehicle (unofficial name, Barako or Wild Boar) was developed by Steelcraft Industries, Incorporated of Manila, Philippines in the mid-2000s as a low cost armored escort vehicle for the PA. The MX-8 was said to be a 100% Filippino design utilizing commercially available components. A 4x4 armored car with mobility almost equivalent to HUMVEE with shorter turning radius, a 1-man turret armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun, it was intended to escort motorized infantry convoys through hostile areas. This would free up heavier combat vehicles for other operations and reduce the dependence on improvised armored trucks then being used. The vehicle was said to cost around Php 6 M, less than a third of the cost of the GKN Simba, one of the PA's primary combat vehicles.
Steelcraft Industries had also reportedly suggested that the MX-8's roles and armament options could be expanded depending on what needs the AFP identified. The initial prototype (later referred to as the Mk 1) had been tested with a .50 caliber machine gun or 7.62 mm M134 "Minigun" in the turret, as well as unidentified "rocket launchers."
In 2008 a Mk 2 prototype was announced with a revised internal arrangement, a independent front suspension, and various other minor modifications. Run-flat tires were also installed as standard. The turret was modified to have vision blocks all around, providing 360 degrees of vision for the gunner. Perhaps the biggest change was the increased ground clearance and installation of a V-shaped hull design. The Mk 2 was developed as a private venture and the modifications were not requested by the AFP.
A further improved Mk 3 appeared in 2009. It featured another minor redesign of the hull shape. By that time the 4 (2 Mk 1, 1 Mk 2, and 1 Mk 3) prototype vehicles were already in service with the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police.



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Marine Multi-Purpose Vehicle 4x4 (MMPV)
Type:
4x4 Multi-Purpose Vehicle
Armor:
Crew:
1 + 3
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
Power train
Engine:
Mitsubishi diesel engine
Power-to-weight ratio:
Transmission:
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main gun:
M-40-A1 106 mm recoilless rifle or 12.7 mm HMG
Max effective Range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
0.50 caliber spotting gun
Night gun sight:
Program:
The PMC has produced a local version of the HMMWV and called it the Marine Multi-purpose Vehicle (MMPV). Sources say that it is a heavily modified Mitsubishi Pajero (Montero in US), powered by the Mitsubishi 2.8 L SOHC turbodiesel rated at 92 kW (123 hp/125 PS), transmission, chassis, and 4WD, with an electronic transfer shift that could split power between both axles without the need to stop the vehicle. It cost much less than US-made Humvees, about P310,000 bare, with an additional P35,000 for military equipment and modifications. The Marines have been testing the prototype with a M-40-A1 106 mm recoilless rifle that was taken from Marine soon-to-be decomissioned M-151 jeeps. While the Philippine Navy is negotiating for US-made Humvees including several variants, the Marines will make do with these local version. The prototype is currently undergoing rigorous test to prove its reliability.

Two images of the MMPV, taken at the Crow Valley in 2006. Thanks to opus for the pics and Manoksi for the info.

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Columbia Motor Corp. Cruiser Jeeps
Type:
4x4 Utility Vehicle
Armor:
None
Crew:
1 + 3
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
250 kg (550 lb)
Power train
Engine:
Power-to-weight ratio:
Transmission:
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main gun:
M-60 LMG
Max effective Range:
1,100 m
Rate of fire:
100 rpm
Ammunition:
Rangefinder:
Optical
Night gun sight:
None
Program:
Built during the Marcos Administration by the Philippine Army Research and Development Center (PARDC) to augment the existing M-151 "Mutt" and "Kennedy" jeeps. Still in service up to now. Some units are armed usually with machine-gun(s).

Photos of AFP's CMC Cruiser jeeps, utility model on the left and the armed model on the right. Thanks to Manokski for the pic.

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Delta Motors Mini-cruiser Jeeps
Type:
4x4 Utility Vehicle
Armor:
None
Crew:
1 + 3
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
250 kg (550 lb)
Power train
Engine:
Power-to-weight ratio:
Transmission:
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main gun:
M-60 LMG
Max Effctive Range:
1,100 m
Rate of fire:
100 rpm
Ammunition:
Rangefinder:
Optical
Night gun sight:
None
Program:
Military mobility project involving RDC, Delta Motors Corp., and in a joint-venture agreement with Toyota of Japan, produced the Mini-Cruiser, -ton, all terrain light vehicle most suited for AFP ground forces which provided a worthy substitute for the M-151.


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Missile Systems

PAF SDRDG /Dayton Metals Corp. Mk. 40 Mobile Assault Combat Operational System 'Sumpak (MARCOS)' MRLS
Type:
Mobile Multiple Rocket Launch System
Crew:
Caliber:
12 x 70 mm
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Performance
Range:
Elevation: -
5 to +55
Traverse:

Firing Mode:
Single or Ripple
Rangefinder:
Optical
Night gun sight:
None
Ammunition:
12 x 70 mm FFAR
Program:
The Mk. 40 Sumpak was an experimental trailer mounted modular MRL system initially developed by the PAF SDRDG in 1981. Reconfigured as a 4x4 Mini-cruiser mounted version by Dayton Metals Corp (a MARSTEEL Company) in 1983, which greatly enhanced its mobility and stability, it was intended for various applications such as area attack, point defense and shore-to-ship implacement, firing standard 70 mm HEAT, FFAR. Manual elevation and traverse with plans to make it power-driven. Tested in Fort Magsaysay, where four retractable anchors were added to provide stability during firing to reduce dispersed fire in full ripple mode. Project terminated in 1986 and the prototype sits at the PAF Aerospace Museum.

Mk. 40 "Sumpkak" scanned from a PAF SDRDG Data sheet circa 1991.

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SB 110 Rocket Launch System
Dimensions
Length, overall:
871 mm
Span: 277 mm
Warhead diameter: 110 mm
Rocket diameter: 110 mm
Height:
Weights and loadings
Landing weight:
15.1 kg (33 lb)
Weight, warhead: 6.8 kg (15 lb)
Weight, rocket motor: 8.1 kg (18 lb)
Weight, fuze: 0.2 kg (0.44 lb)

Program: Designed and manufactured locally by the Philippine Army. It is an experimental six-barelled launch system, which can be mounted on trucks. SB 110 is the 110 mm version, there have been reports of a 90 mm and 180 mm versions.

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SANBA aka "Bongbong" SSM
Type:
Surface to Surface Missile
Dimensions
Length:
Diameter:
106 mm/ 180 mm
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Performance
Range:
12 km (7.5 mi)
Speed:
Program:
Initiated during the Marcos administration as Project: Santa Barbara by the PN under the Self-Reliant Development Program. Developed clandestinely as a point defense weapons, by National Science Development Board (NSDB), Universiity of the Philippines and German engineers, headed by Commo. Protacio in Sangley Point, Cavite, the project developed several experimental variants and was powered by a solid propellant, anhydrous hydrazine, the one used in the 7.2" hedgehogs anti-submarine depth charges aboard the PN's DE's. Prototypes were test fired in Fuga and Caraballo islands. The project was shelved in '80s. Status is currently unknown, most probably abandoned, with the stored propellants reportedly converted to cleaning agents by UP experts, which NAPOCOR bought and used for their boilers.


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Aircrafts

XT-001 Basic Trainer
Type:
Two, Three-seat trainer
Wings:
Cantilever low-wing monoplane
Fuselage:
Tail unit:
Landing gear:
Accommodation:
Powerplant:
One 260 hp (194 kW) Lycoming O-540-E4A5 flat-six engine, driving a two-blade constant-speed propeller with spinner.
Systems:
Avionics and equipment:
Dimensions, External
Wing span:
8.40 m (27' 6 ")
Length, overall:
7.10 m (23' 3 ")
Height, overall:
2.40 m (7' 10 ")
Areas
Wings, gross:
10.10 m (108.7 ft)
Weights and loadings
Weight, empty, equipped:
720 kg (1,587 lb)
Typical mission weights
Max T-O weight:
1,200 kg (2,645 lb)
Performance
Never exceed speed:
Max cruising speed:
260 kph (140 knots; 162 mph)
Stalling speed:
120 kph (65 knots; 75 mph)
Rate of climb:
Service ceiling:
T-O run:
Landing run:
Combat radius:
Range:
Weapon systems:
Program:
Designed and built by the PAF Self-Reliance Development Wing in 1975 from locally designed jigs and fixtures. It closely resembles the SIAI Marchetti SF.260MP trainer, but with modified wingtips and cockpit and the prototype was initially thought to be a modified SF.260MP. Comparison of data with those for the SF.260MP indicates a slight increase in wing span (though not in gross area), a lower empty weight, and (despite a similar powerplant and identical max T-O weight) a slightly reduced performance. First test flight was also in 1975. Status is currently unknown.

PAF XT-001 scanned from a photocopy of Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1978-1979 edition.

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XT-004 'Layang'
Type:
Basic Trainer
Wings:
Cantilever low-wing monoplane
Fuselage:
Semi-monocoque aluminum structure
Tail unit:
Landing gear:
Accommodation:
Powerplant:
350 shp Allison engine
Systems:
Avionics and equipment:
Dimensions, External
Wing span:
Length, overall:
Height, overall:
Areas
Wings, gross:
Weights and loadings
Weight, empty:
Typical mission weights
Max T-O weight:
Performance
Never exceed speed:
Max cruising speed:
Stalling speed:
Rate of climb:
Service ceiling:
T-O run:
Landing run:
Combat radius:
Range:
Weapon systems:
Program:
After an intensified and revitalized Self-reliance program in 1996 the XT-004 Project code-named "Layang" was developed by the PAF Research and Development Center in Villamor Airbase, Pasay City. It is a single-engine aircraft powered by a 350 shp Allison turbo-prop engine and is constructed from aluminum with a semi monocoque structure. According the PAFRDC, the aircraft jigs and fixtures have already been built since 1985, but lack of funds hindered the completion of the project. Status is currently unknown, probably shelved pending further funding.


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American Jet Industries T-610 Super Pinto/Cali
Type:
Two-seat Jet Trainer
Wings:
Fuselage:
Tail unit:
Landing gear:
Accommodation:
Powerplant:
12.7 kN (2,850 lb static) General Electric CJ610-4 non-afterburning turbojet engine
Systems:
Avionics and equipment:
Dimensions, External
Wing span:
Length, overall:
9.58 m (31' 5")
Height, overall:
3.48 m (11' 5")
Areas
Wings, gross:
13.93 m (150 ft)
Weights and loadings
Weight, empty:
1,466 kg (3,225.20 lb)
Typical mission weights
Max T-O weight:
Performance
Never exceed speed:
Max cruising speed:
375 knots
Stalling speed:
63 knots
Max rate of climb at S/L:
2,743 m/min (8,997 ft/min)
Service ceiling:
14.63 km
T-O run at S/L:
152.43 m (500')
Landing run at S/L:
243.90 m (800')
Combat radius:
Range:
Endurance:
5.5 hours
Weapon systems:
Provision for 6 underwing hardpoints.
Program:
A modified version of the Temco TT-1 Pinto jet trainer, originally powered by a Turbomeca Marbore J69 turbojet and first flew in March 1956. American Jet Industries (AJI), modified the aircraft for Light Strike by changing the powerplant with the General Electric CJ610-4 turbojet engine and extending the fuselage by 2 meters. Wingtip fuel tanks were added as well as provision for six underwing hardpoints and was renamed Super Pinto. The prototype first flew in June 1968. The PAF bought the rights for the work drawings, design and production of the aircraft from AJI in 1978 and had plans for the commercial production of the aircraft and had it renamed Cali. After the Marcos administration collapsed the project was shelved. Status is currently unknown.

T-610 Cali scanned from a photocopy of Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1978-1979 edition.

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Limbas
Type:
Jet Trainer
Wings:
Fuselage:
Tail unit:
Landing gear:
Accommodation:
Powerplant:
Systems:
Avionics and equipment:
Dimensions, External
Wing span:
Length, overall:
Height, overall:
Areas
Wings, gross:
Weights and loadings
Weight, empty:
Typical mission weights
Max T-O weight:
Performance
Never exceed speed:
Max cruising speed:
Stalling speed:
Rate of climb:
Service ceiling:
T-O run:
Landing run:
Combat radius:
Range:
Weapon systems:
Program:
Acquired by the PAF in 1976 from the US (probably the AJI Cali), the PAFRDC's revised project designed the aircraft from scratch using a pure jet powerplant, other changes made was the replacement for the single canopy into a two-piece canopy, changes in engine mount, intake and cover. The designs are kept by the PAFRDC in microfilm, pending funding for further research. Status is currently unknown.


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Kalabaw
Type:
Utility Aircraft
Wings:
Fuselage:
Tail unit:
Landing gear:
Accommodation:
Powerplant:
Systems:
Avionics and equipment:
Dimensions, External
Wing span:
Length, overall:
Height, overall:
Areas
Wings, gross:
Weights and loadings
Weight, empty:
Typical mission weights
Max T-O weight:
Performance
Never exceed speed:
Max cruising speed:
Stalling speed:
Rate of climb:
Service ceiling:
T-O run:
Landing run:
Combat radius:
Range:
Weapon systems:
None
Program:
One of the PAF RDC's projects which intended to build a workhorse utility aircraft. The aircraft has design similarities with the N-22 Nomad transport aircraft, was in its preliminary design stages when it was shut down. Status is currently unknown, most probably abandoned.


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Philippine Army/Obi Mapua and Partners Model 5 Type 1 UAV/RPV 'Assunta'
Type: Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Similar aircraft:
Wings: Cantilever high-wing monoplane.
Fuselage: Conventional wood semi-monocoque structure.
Tail unit: Twin-boom type.
Landing gear: Non-retractable tricycle type.
Ground crew: Pilot + 2 Sensor Operators.
Powerplant: One 40 cc two stroke engine
Systems:
Avionics and equipment: Autopilot system with two GPS based preset waypoints. Onboard high resolution camera effective viewing range 610 meters (2,000 feet) mounted in fuselage belly.
Dimensions, External
Wing span: 3.048 m (10')
Wing chord at root:
Wing aspect ratio:
Length, overall: 1.27 m (4' 2")
Fuselage max width:
Height, overall:
Elevator span:
Tailplane span:
Wheel track:
Wheel base:
Propeller diameter:
Areas
Wings, gross:
Ailerons, total:
Trailing edge flaps, total:
Fin:
Rudder:
Tailplane:
Elevator, incl tab:
Weights and loadings
Weight, empty, equipped:
Fuel:
Typical mission weights
Max T-O weight and landing: 13.61 kg (30 lb)
Max wing loading:
Max power loading:
Performance (at max T-O weight)
Max speed: 148 kph (50 knts; 99 mph)
Max cruising speed:
Stalling speed:

Max rate of climb at S/L:
Time to climb:
Service ceiling:
T-O run: 50 m (164')
Landing run:
Operational radius:
Range: 20 km (12.42 mi)
Endurance: 2 hours
AFP weapon systems: None
Program: Conceptualized in 1996-97 by architect Obi Mapua, with several other prototypes Rica (proof of concept), Ruffa, Alessandra and Claudia. Assunta assembled in 2002 by the PA RDC and Obi Mapua and Partners, using local materials (wood, aluminum, fiberglass and styrofoam) to be utilized for short range aerial reconnaisance in remote and mountainous areas in various parts of the country. Tha basic UAV costs about Php 250k and about Php 1m with complete avionics and ground station. First successful joint PA-Mapua prototype named Assunta launched in February 2002 at Fort Magsaysay, the spy drone provides real-time comprehensive detailed images (IMINT) of terrain conditions and enemy positions. It can support the following missions: area
surveillance, route reconnaissance, environmental protection, disaster assessment, and communications enhancement. Three more units were reportedly undergoing completion in 2002 until they were shut down by the Army after 5 years of development after reportedly favoring the Israeli Blue Horizon UAV.

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Air Munitions

AFM-M3 Cluster Bomb Unit (CBU)
Type: Air Munition
Bomblet: Standard 81 mm Mortar shell
Fuze: M-651 point detonating fuze
Dimensions:
Weight, overall: 39.05 kg (86 lb)
Performance
Max effective range:
Lethal zone:
Program: Developed by the PAFRDC at Villamor Airbase in Pasay city, together with FIC and PEFTOK Investment Development Corp. The AFM-M3 CBU consist of six standard 81 mm morta shells and is equipped with locally manufactured M-651 aerial fuzes. It is held together by an all-metal clustering device consisting of a carbonized 1015 carbon-steel gauge #20 shell strap and a standard 14 inch 1020 carbon-steel suspension lug. It can be mounted on a standard MA-4A bomb rack, which can be mounted on all aircraft and helicopters. The CBU is intended effective for are saturation bombing involving fleeing targets for COIN operations. Currently still in use.

AFM-M3 CBU scanned from a PAF SDRDG Data sheet circa 1991.

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External Mounting Assembly (EMA)
Type: Air Munition
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
Program:
Developed by the PAFRDC at Villamor Airbase in Pasay city, together with Elitool Incorporated (Philippines). The External Mounting Assembly is specifically designed for the Bell 205/UH-1H, to give it a forward-fring capability consisting of various weapon systems. The UH-1H equipped with EMAs now have access to four hardpoints with standard MA-4A bomb racks, which can be fitted with a maximum load of 500 kg (150 kg inboard and 110 kg outboard). It is controlled by a front panel installed fire control system, which has a provision for emergency jettison of mounted air munitions. The following combination can be used with the EMA (inboard/outboard): 12.7 mm HMG with 250 rds/ 7 x 70 mm rocket launcher; or 150 kg GPLDB/ 18 x 80 mm rocket launcher; or 6 x 81 mm rocket launcher/ 8 x 68 mm rocket launcher; or 7.60 mm LMG, with 500 rds/ 8 x 68 mm rocket launcher; or 12.7 mm HMG, with 250 rds/ AF-337K; or 12.7 mm HMG, with 250 rds/ AFM-M3 81 mm CBU.

EMA scanned from a PAF SDRDG Data sheet circa 1991.

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Gulok
Type: Air Munition
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
Program:
Developed by the PAFRDC at Villamor Airbase in Pasay city, in cooperation with various local industries. The Gulok is a modular rocket launcher and heavy machine-gun combined and can be mounted in any aircraft with a standard 14 inch MA-4A bomb rack. It is electrically operated by a fire control system. The Gulok carries a 12.7 mm HMG and 4 x 70 mm folding fin aerial rockets (FFAR).

Gulok attached to a MA-4A bomb rack, scanned from a PAF SDRDG Data sheet circa 1991.

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Watercraft

Pugo-class Hovercraft

Type: Hovercraft
Displacement, full load:
Dimensions: m x m x m (' x ' x ')
Main Machinery: 2 x 225 hp reciprocating aircraft engines
Speed:
Range:
Complement: 6-8
Weapon Systems
Main gun: 2 x 12.7 mm HMGs
Range:
Rate of fire:
Elevation:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Radars
Surface Search:
Range:
Navigation:
Sonar:
Builders: PAF SRDG
Program: During the PAF's Self-reliance and Development Group (SRDG) 4th anniversary in 21 January 1977, a locally developed hovercraft dubbed 'Pugo' was sucessfully launched in Manila bay. Work on the hovercraft started on August 1975, with a succesful trial run on 10 October 1976 in Jale beach, Paranaque. The vehicle is powered by two 225 hp reciprocating aircraft engines, one for the lift system that drives a 5 ft. diameter centrifugal lift fan. It has a capacity of up to 2,000 lb. of cargo and up to 6 to 8 passengers. The vehicle is mainly intended for the SAR role but can be armed with two .50 cal MGs. Status currently unknown, most probably abandoned.

Temper-class LCM

Type: Landing Craft
Displacement, full load: 330 T
Dimensions: 23.46 m x 5.18 m x 2.74 m (77' x 17' x 9')
Main Machinery: 2 x Fuso 140 hp diesels or 3 x Isuzu 240 hp diesels
Speed: [Fuso diesel] 20 knts; [Isuzu] 30 knts
Range:
Complement:
Weapon Systems
Main gun: 1 x 12.7 mm HMG
Range: 1.80 km
Rate of fire: 450 rpm
Elevation:
Gunfire Control System: Manual
Rangefinder: Optical
Secondary gun: 1 x 7.62 mm LMG
Range: 1.10 km
Rate of fire: 100 rpm
Elevation:
Gunfire Control System: Manual
Rangefinder: Optical
Radars
Surface Search: Decca radar
Range:
Navigation: Decca radar
Sonar:
Builders: SRDP
Program: Developed in the late 80's through the Self-Reliance Development Program. Prototypes were tested with different engines. Status currently unknown, most probably abandoned.

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Weapons System

Trident Strike HMG
Type:
Automated HMG
Barrel length:
Bore diameter:
12.7 mm
Weight:
Range:
Rate of fire:
Elevation:
Muzzle velocity:
Ammunition:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Electro-optical
Night gun sight:
Program:
Developed jointly by the Navy Reserve Force Division and the Mapua Institute of Technology engineering students as an automated gunboat mounted machine-gun in 2006. The gun is fired remotely below deck by gunners. Prototype still currently undergoing testing.

The prototype 'Trident' automated weapon system, unveiled during the Navy's 2006 anniversary.

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Small Arms

Marine Scout Sniper Rifle/ Designated Marksman Rifle
Type:
Sniper Rifle
Firearm action:
Gas-operated, semi-automatic
Length:
107.32 cm (42.25"); [PN SWG model] 97.16 cm (38.25"); [NFWS] 80 cm (31.5")
Length of barrel:
60.96 cm (24"); [PN SWG model] 50.8 cm (20")
Weight:
4.55 kg (10 lb); [PN SWG model] 3.64 kg (8 lb)
Bore diameter:
5.56 mm (0.223")
Max range:
700 m (765.33 yd)
Max effective range:
600 m (656 yd)
Muzzle velocity:
Rate of fire:
Feed system:
Detachable box magazine, 20 or 30 round capacity
Ammunition type:
5.56 x 45 mm NATO, 68 gr Hornady or BTHP Match or 73 gr TAP BTHP Match
Rangefinder:
Bushnell 3-9 x 40 mm with Mil-dot reticle, mounted on DPMS Tri-mount on upper receiver. Rear part of carry handle is retained to reinforce the DPMS Tri-mount. Front sight post removed
Night gun sight:
Unit cost:
[bare MSSR] P120,000; [bare NFWS] P40,000
Program:
Developed in-house by N-6 out of need for a dedicated sniper rifle for the PMC MBLT-6 in 1996, the current model is a third generation sniper rifle derived from the M-16A1 5.56 mm rifle. The entire weapon system consists of the rifle, hard case, Otis cleaning kit, binocular and a variable 15-35 x spotting scope, with the itself rifle painted Marine paint schemes. The rifle uses PMC-manufactured match-grade 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm ammunition from Hornady reloaders acquired in 2005, which can produce 1,000 rounds a day. These rifles are used by the graduates of the PMC's gruelling Marine Scout Sniper Training School. The Navy Night Fighting Weapons System (NFWS) is also a derivative of the M-16A1 and produced in-house by the Navy research and development group, with an integral suppressor/silencer and uses a Litton Model M845 Mk.II Night Vision Sight or the Night Optics D-740/760 Advanced Night Vision Weapon Sight as night gunsights. The NFWS is slightly heavier than the MSSR.

A Marine Scout Sniper rifle on static display.

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Government Arsenal Special Assault Weapon-9 (SAW-9)
Type:
Sub-machine-gun
Firearm action:
Blowback, closed-bolt
Length:
[overall] 65.5 cm (25.79"); [folded] 57.5 cm (22.64")
Length of barrel:
23.5 cm (9.25")
Weight:
[with full magazine] 2.6 kg (5.72 lb)
Bore diameter:
9 mm x 19
Max range:
Max effective range:
Muzzle velocity:
400 m/sec (1,312 ft/sec)
Rate of fire:
850 rpm
Feed system:
Magazine, 20 or 32 round capacity
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Unit cost:
Program:
The GA under the Self-reliant defense program is conducting test on prototypes of a
9 mm Special Assault Weapon. The current weapons being tested are fourth-generation prototypes and 10 units are currently being field tested by the AFP in 2005.

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