Philippine Army Plans to Buy Korea's Kia Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV)


One of the world's leading supplier of military vehicles Kia Motors is looking to expand its presence in the Philippines defence market through potential sales of its Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) and a possible local production. The Philippine Army is also interested in buying the LTV to upgrade the armed forces capability and its machinery.


The South Korean automaker Kia Motors is also looking for the possibility of local production in the Philippines for their highly recognized Light Tactical Vehicle unit.

According to Alan Lee, the assistant manager of Kia's Defence Export Division in an interview with IHS Jane's at the Asian Defence and Security 2016 (ADAS 2016) exhibition in Manila, the company has already delivered to the Philippine Army (PA) more than 2,000 military trucks over the past decades.

Some of Kia's military vehicles were also inducted to served the Armed Forces of the Philippines earlier this year.  Around 1,800 military trucks were already in service of the AFP with variations of Kia's 1.25-ton KM450 (4x4) trucks. Aside from that, Korea's Kia Motors also delivered the 2.5-ton KM250 (6x6) truck and 20 five-on KM500 (6x6) trucks.

LTV in Action Used by Republic of Korea Army (RoKA)
Kia's next project in the Philippines is in collaboration with the Philippine Army that could feature a programmed centered on the Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV). The South Korean auto maker, Kia began production of the LTV in 2016 to supply to the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA).

The basic design of the LTV gives the 4x4 vehicle a gross weight of 5.7 tons and it is available in both armoured and soft-skin configurations. It was designed to provide capabilities including enhanced maneuverability, survivalibity, and supportability. 

Source: Janes.com

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