Three Marine brigades will be equipped with Force Protection Equipment in 2015. According to Philippine Navy the acquisition project is currently in the opening of Letter of Credit phase.
“The force protection equipment for the Marines is to protect them from injuries caused by projectiles and shrapnel with minimal restriction to their movement,” Navy Vice-Commander Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad said as quoted by the government-run news agency.
It has been announced earlier that a joint venture between Israeli Achidatex Nazareth Elite and local firm Colorado Shipyard Corp. won the bidding for 44,080 sets of force protection equipment initiated by Department of National Defense.
Acquired protection equipment will be distributed to Philippine Marine Corp and Philippine Army front-liners.