Philippines private automotive company ARM (Anos Research Manufacturing), known for their firefighting and firetruck solutions, has unveiled a new 4×4 light tactical vehicle prototype called Squad Vehicle Charlie. The vehicle was designed in-house by the ARM engineering team, to meet the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) wish to expand the Philippines’ domestic defence capability. In late February, Charlie has been introduced and tested by the Secretary of National Defence, Delfin Lorenzana who then expressed his support for the further development of the vehicle.
It is 4×4 and powered by 2.8L or 3.0L turbodiesel engine, with reconfigurable roof and doors, and can be used in different mission configurations including troop carrier, weapon carrier, emergency vehicle and logistics vehicle. Perfect for high profile missions and tactical incursions into enemy territory. The vehicle is believed to be further improving this vehicle prototype, and will also depend on how much support from the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) and Philippine Armed Forces (PAF) the product would be getting. The company is hoping that continuous support from the Philippine authorities will enable them to mass-produce the vehicle.