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 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 P3-M as to the V-150's P9-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 Industries MX-1 Kalakian APC
Type:
Armored Personnel Carrier (W)
Armor:
Crew:
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
Power train
Engine:
Detroit diesel
Power-to-weight ratio:
Transmission:
Allison 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:
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 Kalakian (Water Buffalo) is a locally built wheeled APC which was designed as a larger, improved, local version of GKN's Simba APC. 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 instaed of the Simba's single one. Apparently the PA ordered 20 units, the status currently which is unknown.

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 Industries MX-8 4x4 AEV
Type:
Armored Escort Vehicle
Armor:
resistant to 7.62 mm
Crew:
Commander/Gunner, Driver + 1Scout
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
Power train
Engine:
130 hp Fuso diesel engine
Power-to-weight ratio:
30:1 minimum (w/ full combat weight)
Transmission:
Five-speed
Transfer case:
4x2, 4x4 H, 4x4 L
Axles:
Front and rear rigid axles
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
100-120 kph
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main gun:
7.62 mm Belgian-type LMG
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
Program:
The AEV is a locally modified version of the British Ferret scout car, provided with a diesel engine and a modified drive train with 5-speed preselected transmission and upgraded windshields. The PA's R&D branch, together with Steelcraft Industries, said the all-terrain military vehicle would have a higher maneuverability than an ordinary armored vehicle because of its small size. Development of the prototype (unofficial name of the unit is "Barako") started in 2005 and was carried out under the Self Reliant Defense Posture Law. The prototype could be fitted with a .50 caliber machine gun or a Gatling gun, and could even be eventually mounted with rocket launchers. The prototype military vehicle would cost only some P6 million. The PA rolled out the test version in 2007 with plans to acquire more than a hundred units to be used as escort for security missions usually done by our AVs. Further developments may include turbo-charged and intercooled engine, independent suspension, V-shaped hull, run-flat tires, semi-independent suspension suspension and upgraded turret system with a RCWS option.


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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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CMC 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 SRDG Mk. 40 'Sumpak' TMRLS
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
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 jeep-mounted version, which greatly enhanced its mobility and stability, it was intended for various applications such as point defense and shore-to-ship implacement, firing standard 70 mm HEAT, FFAR. Status is currently unknown.

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

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SANBA aka "Bongbong" Rocket
Type:
Multiple Rockt Launch System
Dimensions
Length:
Diameter:
160 mm/ 180 mm
Height:
[180 mm] 1.83 m (6')
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, including the 180 mm, short version, fixed fins; the 180 mm long version, fixed fins and the 180 mm PATO (Ppressure Assisted Take-off) type, and were 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. Thirty-seven prototypes were test fired in Fuga and Caballo islands and four in Fort Magsaysay. Different type of launchers were also used - Fixed-open frame (for short); Fixed-open frame (for Long); Truck mounted tube launcher; Truck-mounted open frame; and the Submerged launcher for underwater firing. Test results affirmed the Truck-mounted, open frame version is the most appropriate for the 180 mm rocket and the configuration is narrowed down to the short and long versions both with fixed fins. Based on the results of the tests conducted, the optimum preheat sequence time was found to be 20 seconds. The fuse detonation performance was 100% for all the dynamic tests of the development phase. All the problems and difficulties previously encountered during the experimental phase have been eliminated. With regards to the establishment of the firing table for the weapon system, additional 30 dynamic tests are still needed. The launcher truck has been modified to enable it to fire four rockets either in salvo or ripple. 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.



SB 110 Rocket System
Type: Multiple Rockt 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 PN, this is the truck-mounted 110 mm version of the Santa Barbara MRL system. It is an experimental six-barelled launch system, which can be mounted on M-35 trucks. SB 110 is the 110 mm version, there have been reports of a 90 mm and 180 mm versions.

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Aircrafts

PAF XT-001 'Marko 1' 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.


I.S.T./PAF L-10B 'Balang'
Type:

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:
Developed in 1955. Status is currently unknown.


I.S.T./PAF XL-15 'Tagak'
Type:

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:
Developed in 1954-1955. Status is currently unknown.


I.S.T. XL-17 'Musang'??
Type:

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:
Developed in 1956-1961. Status is currently unknown.


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Weapon Systems

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

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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