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40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher Acquisition of the Philippine Navy (Marines)

To improve the firepower of some of the Philippine Marine Corp's V-150 Commando 4x4 light armored vehicles, the Philippine Navy has embarked on the acquisition of 40mm automatic grenade launchers.

These would provide extra fire support capability on top of the standard 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns mounted on these vehicles.

The 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy (Marines) is among the remaining few projects carried over from the original AFP Modernization Program (AFPMP) under RA 7898 that were carried over for implementation within the period covered by the Revised AFPMP Horizon 1 phase.

The 40mm AGLs are to be installed on the Philippine Marines' V-150 Commando 4x4 armored vehicles. Photo for reference only.

Project Summary:

40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher Acquisition Project

Note: Edited as of 08 February 2020:

* End User: Philippine Navy (Philippine Marine Corps)

* Quantity: 8 units

* Modernization Phase: AFPMP Phase 3 (2005-2012)

* Project ABC: Php20,000,000.00

* Acquisition Mode: Public Bidding 

* Source of Funding: TBA

* SARO Release: TBA

* Winning Proponent: Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd. / ST Kinetics Ltd. (Singapore), through Floro International Corp.

* Product for Delivery: ST Kinetics 
CIS 40 40mm automatic grenade launchers

* Contract Price: Php19,750,672.00

* Difference between ABC and Contract Price: Php249,328.00

* First post by MaxDefense: 14 October 2014.

* Searching Hashtag: #PN40mmAGLAcquisition #PMC40mmAGLAcquisition

* Status: Awarded to Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd. / ST Kinetics Ltd. of Singapore through their local representative Floro International Corp. in late 2013, and NTP was released as of April 2014. The project was considered completed by the DND as of January 2015.

U P D A T E S:

Two public bidding attempts were conducted for the project in 2013, which allowed the DND to proceed with a Negotiated Procurement process with the sole bidder on the second attempt, Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd. / ST Kinetics Ltd. 

Advanced Material Engineering / ST Kinetic submitted their proposed price amounting Php19,750,672.00, and Post Qualification Inspection was conducted by December 2013.

As of April 2014, the Notice to Proceed (NTP) was released in favor of Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd, / ST Kinetics Ltd. of Singapore, which was received by its local representative Floro International Corp.

ST Kinetics produces the CIS 40 40mm automatic grenade launcher, and is also producing a newer variant called the Mk.2. 
Copy of the Notice to Proceed as released by the DND.

The Philippine Army already uses the CIS 40 AGL as well, mounted on their Simba 4x4 armored vehicles, and the same has been exported by Singapore to several armed forces and law enforcement agencies in addition to the Singapore Armed Forces.

Thus the CIS 40 40mm AGL could be considered a proven product, and may benefit from commonality with what the Philippine Army already uses.

Delivery was said to have been completed by January 2015.

Some of these 40mm AGLs were used by the Philippine Marines during the Battle of Marawi in 2017.

The ST Kientics CIS 40 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Photo taken from ST Kinetics website.


With the 40mm automatic grenade launchers already delivered to the Philippine Marine Corps, MaxDefense officially consider the 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy (Marines) as COMPLETED.

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First edit and release: 08 February 2020
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