Tank gunnery simulator to boost efficiency of troops

by Philippine News Agency | February 18, 2020


MANILA — The efficiency of troops tasked to man and operate tanks that will be acquired by the Philippine Army (PA) will be greatly boosted with the arrival of a tank gunnery simulator.

“The simulator (will help) train our troops in operating the tanks’ main gun and its supporting weapon in various scenarios in combat as realistic conditions while in a controlled environment,” Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said in a message to the Philippine News Agency late Monday.

He added that a tank gunnery simulator will also enhance the skills of personnel in a cost-effective manner.

“It prepares our troops to be able to proficiently handle the live-fire (scenario) saving not only in costs but soldiers’ lives as they prepare to fight and win,” Zagala said.

Last December 27, the Department of National Defense (DND) issued the Notice of Award to the Joint Venture of Wolfberry Asia Pte Ltd and PT Indocertes, with business addresses in Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia.

The project has a contract price of PHP36.1 million. (PNA)


By Priam Nepomuceno , February 18, 2020