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2 1/2-ton Truck, Troop Carrier Medium (Horizon 2) Acquisition Project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines



The Armed Forces of the Philippines has raised the requirement to acquire 310 units of 2 1/2-ton Troop Carrier 6x6 Trucks as part of the Horizon 2 Phase Priority Projects under the Revised AFP Modernization Program.

The project, which is called the 2 1/2-ton Truck, Troop Carrier Medium Acquisition Project, will boost the AFP's tactical transport requirements as it improves overall mobility of all services while replacing ageing trucks that were mostly acquired from the US armed forces.

A KIA KM250 truck of the Philippine Navy (Marines). Credits to original source of photo.

The KIA KM250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Truck, which is expected to be the product to be acquired under a G2G deal with South Korea. Credits to original source of the photo.

Project Summary:

2 1/2-ton Truck, Troop Carrier Medium Acquisition Project:

Note: Edited as of 26 January 2020.

* End User: Armed Forces of the Philippines (multiple units)

* Quantity: 310 units

* Modernization Phase: Horizon 2 Phase Priority Projects of RAFPMP

* Project ABC: Php1,860,000,000.00

* Acquisition Mode: Government-to-Government (G2G) Procurement with the South Korean government.

* Source of Funding: GAA Funds through AFP Modernization Program Trust Fund

* SARO Release: SARO-BMB-D-19-0008070 dated 25 July 2019 worth Php3,875,727,389.00, released on 26 July 2019.

* Winning Proponent: Korea Trade  - Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)

* Product for Delivery:  KIA Motors KM250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Troop Carrier Trucks

* Contract Price: Php1,859,984,500.00

* Difference between ABC and Contract Price: Php15,500.00

* First post by MaxDefense: 

* MaxDefense Searching Hashtag: #AFP212TruckMediumAcquisition

* Status: SARO released, Notice of Award (NOA) released in favor of Korea Trade - Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA). Notice to Proceed released on Delivery ongoing.


A Kia KM250 truck of the Philippine Army. Credits to original source of photo.

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29 July 2019:

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) for the AFP 2 1/2-ton Truck Troop Carrier Medium Acquisition Project together with 2 other projects for a total worth of Php3,875,727,389.00.


The project would support the Notice of Award (NOA) released by the Department of National Defense (DND) in favor of Korea Trade - Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) for 310 units of KIA Motors KM250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 troop carrier trucks.

The trucks are expected to start arriving within the year, with the AFP probably distributing these trucks to the three major service branches while also distributing some of the trucks to AFP service units.

The SARO list for 2019 can be accessed from the DBM's webiste. A shortcut to the page can be accessed by clicking HERE.



The KIA Motors KM250. A mainstay with the AFP, with more trucks being ordered. Photo taken from KIA Military's website.
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26 January 2020:

A shipment of Kia KM250 2 1/2-ton cargo trucks have arrived in the Philippines lately, bound for the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

According to information we received, 110 units of Kia KM250 trucks are for delivery to the General Headquarters, AFP, which were acquired under the AFP's 2 1/2-ton Truck, Troop Carrier Medium acquisition project.

MaxDefense believes that this is the 1st batch, with 200 more units expected to arrive as part of the contract, which are expected to be completed before mid 2020.


110 Kia KM250 trucks arrived from South Korea this January 2020, bound for the GHQ AFP. Photo shared exclusively to MaxDefense Philippines.
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First edit and release: 29 July 2019
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