Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) – The Philippine Army Light Armor Division will received a total 142 Units of M113A2 APC this 2014. The initial batch of 114 M113A2 armored personnel carriers, which were approved by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in 2012 as grants to the Philippine Army is expected to arrive this year.
On 17 January a deal to upgrade some M113A2 had been signed with Elbit Systems Land and C4I . Elbit Systems Land and C4I is to upgrade 28 BAE Systems M113A2 APC for the Philippine Army, 14 of which will be fitted with the turrets of decommissioned Alvis Scorpion armoured reconnaissance vehicles ARV.
The Upgrade include:
Upgrading the turrets
Installation of Remote Weapon Station (RWS)
25mm auto cannon
12.7mm heavy machine gun and more