Philippine Army gets Chinese Dongfeng trucks and Beijing light troop carriers
MaxDefense Philippines has gathered some information about 70 Chinese trucks and 4x4 light utility vehicles recently delivered to the Philippine Army.
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Dongfeng EQ1093 "long nose" medium tactical truck with winch (Picture source: Dongfeng Motors)
The Troop Carrier Medium trucks are actually Dongfeng EQ1093 "long nose" medium tactical trucks. These were said to be comparable to Kia's KM250 6x6 truck, and larger than the GAZ Sadko/Sadko Next trucks.
Long-wheelbase Beijing Auto Works BJ2022 ''Brave Warrior'' in pickup variant (Picture source: MadeInChina.com)
The Troop Carrier Light Trucks appear to be 4x4 Beijing Auto Works BJ2022 « Brave Warrior ». The variants used are long-wheelbase, single-cab with a troop-carrying compartment.typical of a light truck.
The Sinotruk Howo light-duty trucks are in fact Field Ambulance trucks. This vehicle has more stretcher capacity than the Philippine Army'scurrent Kia KM451 and AM General Humvee Maxi Ambulance. Notice that this truck must be an exception in an ambulance configuration, as its wheelbase and overall dimentions are typical of a light truck, not an ambulance.
Kia KM451 ambulance of the Philippine Army (Picture source: Philippine army)
If the Philippine Army continues to tender its truck acquisitions in the future, one may expect more Dongfeng and Beijing Auto Works trucks in the fleet as they are cheaper than Russian or Korean trucks, MaxDefense Philippines comments.