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Trucks, 2 1/2-ton Troop Carrier & Wrecker Acquisition Project of the Philippine Army and Philippine Navy (Marines)

The Philippine Army and the Philippine Navy (on behalf of the Philippine Marine Corps) has embarked on the acquisition of more 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Trucks to improve its mobility and logistics capability, and to replace older trucks of the same category.

The Philippine Army is also looking at improving its capability to support its fleet of vehicles by adding the acquisition of 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Wreckers, which could be useful considering the service operates hundreds of old trucks that could be prone to breakdowns.

These planned purchases will be undertaken under the Trucks, 2 1/2-ton Troop Carrier & Wrecker Acquisition Project of the Philippine Army and Philippine Navy (Marines). Joining the acquisition between the two services will enable practicality and to command a better price through Economies of Scale. 


The KIA KM250 6x6 Troop Carrier (top) and the 6x6 Wrecker (above) were expected to win the job. Photos taken from KIA Headquarters website (top), and Deviant Art by MG7000 (above).


Project Summary:

Trucks, 2 1/2-ton Troop Carrier & Wrecker Acquisition Project:

Note: Edited as of 23 December 2020.

* End User: Philippine Army (multiple units) & Philippine Marine Corps (multiple units)

* Quantity: Army: 190 units Troop Carriers, 10 units Wreckers
                   Navy (Marine Corps): 37 units Troop Carriers

* Modernization Phase: 2nd List of Horizon 1 Phase Projects of RAFPMP

* Project ABC: Php1,200,000,000.00 (Army), Php220,000,000.00 (Navy/Marines)

* Acquisition Mode: Government-to-Government (G2G) Procurement with South Korea's Ministry of Defense (MOD) and Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)

* Source of Funding: General Appropriations Act FY2019

* SARO Release: SARO-BMB-D-17-0012294 dated 10 August 2017 worth Php1,418,821,000.00 to cover similar acquisition with the Philippine Navy. SARO released as of 11 August 2017.

* Winning Proponent: Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), on behalf of Kia Motors Co.

* Product for Delivery: 
    - 227 units KIA KM250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Troop Carrier trucks
     - 10 units KIA KM250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Wrecker trucks

* Contract Price: Php1,419,821,000.00

* Residual Price: TBA

* First post by MaxDefense: 02 September 2017

* MaxDefense Searching Hashtag:
 #PA212TruckTroopCarrierWreckerAcquisition #PN212TruckTroopCarrierAcquisition

* Status: All vehicles for Philippine Marine Corps delivered as of December 2017, all trucks for Philippine Army delivered as of March 2018. PROJECT COMPLETED.

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20 August 2017:

South Korea's Soosung Motors Technology (SMT) posted these photos on their website, showing some of the Kia KM250 Wreckers bound for the Philippine Army. While the trucks were from Kia, the crane equipment were supplied and integrated to the Kia trucks by SMT.

This is surprising considering the project's contract has not been signed yet with the KOTRA.

Photo credits to SMT.



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02 September 2017:

As posted on MaxDefense's community social media page:


With the SARO released this month, the AFP may have or is in the process of awarding a Php1.5 billion contract to KIA Motor Co. of South Korea to supply 190 KM-250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 troop carrier trucks and 10 KM-250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Wreckers for the Philippine Army, and 37 KM-250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Trucks for the Philippine Navy/Marine Corps.


A separate SARO and contract may have been provided to KIA Motors for another 108 units of KM-450 1 1/4-ton 4x4 Utility Vehicles for the Philippine Navy/Marine Corps worth Php313.956 million.

The Army vehicles are part of the "2nd List of Horizon 1" funded by what was originally intended for the SBMS project, while the Navy/Marine vehicles were part of the same list but funded separately. The deal is a G-to-G like all other contracts with KIA.

A KIA KM250 6x6 Troop Carrier as operated by the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC). Photo take from Wikipedia.

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01 November 2017:

The DND has finally released the Notice to Proceed (NTP) last 18 October 2017, and was received by 
Korea Trade  - Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) representative on 23 October 2017.

In addition, the Contract for the project was signed on 20 October 2017 between the DND and KOTRA.

The NTP serves as the basis for the delivery deadline countdown for Kia Motors on behalf of KOTRA to deliver the trucks.

The NTP also gives KOTRA and Kia Motors the signal that the deal has indeed been confirmed as it includes securing payment for the initial deposit, which is usually around 15% of the total cost.

A copy of the Notice to Proceed (NTP) released on October 2017. Photo taken from DND's website.

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22 December 2017:

MaxDefense Philippines received confirmation that the first batch of trucks, which includes all of the 37 trucks for delivery to the Philippine Marine Corps, arrived in the Philippines on 17 December 2017, and are for immediate delivery before the Christmas holidays kick-in.

Once delivered to the Philippine Marines, their part of the project will be completed, with only the Philippine Army to receive all other trucks arriving until early 2018.

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22 February 2018:

The Philippine Army received yesterday, February 21, 2018 its final batch of KIA KM250 2 1/2-ton 6x6 trucks consisting of 30 KM250 cargo/troop carriers and 10 KM250 Wreckers which arrived at the Batangas Port. 

This completes the delivery of Trucks 2 1/2-tons wherein the Philippine Army received a total of 190 KM250 cargo trucks and 10 KM250 Wreckers, while the Philippine Marine Corps received 37 KM250 cargo trucks from KIA Motors of South Korea. These were part of a G2G project finalized last year under the Revised AFP Modernization Program's 2nd List of Horizon 1 project.

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13 March 2018:

Shared by a community member showing some of the KIA KM250 6x6 Wreckers delivered lately to the Philippine Army. Previously MaxDefense reported its arrival together with KM250 6x6 cargo/troop carriers as part of the 2nd List of Horizon 1 phase.

Credits to Mark Adap.



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03 December 2018:

Here's a clearer photo of one of the KM250 Wrecker of the Philippine Army, this one specifically assigned with the Army Support Command.

Photo credits to MG7000, taken from Deviant Art.


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With the Trucks 2 1/2-ton Troop Carrier & Wrecker already delivered and formally inducted with the Philippine Army and Philippine Marine Corps, MaxDefense and Philippine Defense Resource officially consider the Trucks 2 1/2-ton Troop Carrier & Wrecker Acquisition Project of the Philippine Army and Philippine Marine Corps as COMPLETED.

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First edit and release: 28 June 2019
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