Another bit of good news for local manufacturing is Malabon-based Anos Research Manufacturing (ARM), the group responsible for an upcoming Philippine-made military, called the “Squad Vehicle Charlie.” It was recently showcased to certain military personnel including Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
Squad Vehicle Charlie Details
The Squad Vehicle Charlie is classified as a light infantry squad vehicle. It weighs a whopping 2,800kg and has a ground clearance of 235mm, powering the Squad Vehicle Charlie is a 2.8-liter or 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine, that puts out 187 PS and 450Nm of torque. The only transmission option is a six-speed manual, and because of its military purpose, it will be made as an all-wheel-drive vehicle.
According to ARM, the bed of the truck has other uses, it could also be used as a fire truck if a water tank is installed. Furthermore, it has provisions for military aspects and equipment such as radio antennas, a gun turret, and even a mobile rocket launcher. The squad vehicle also has a modular design, meaning certain panels and doors can be removed easily depending on the intended use.