The Philippine Army and Philippine Marine Corps will be getting new troop carriers after the Department of National Defense (DND) entered into government-to-government contract for the supply of Kia military trucks. The DND released to Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Notice to Proceed in October for the supply of 227 units of KM250 2 1/2 ton truck modified as troop carrier and 10 KM250 2 1/2 ton trucks modified as wrecker for a total contract price of PHP1.419821 billion. Above mentioned military trucks will be delivered to Philippine Army and Philippine Marine Corps, with great portion going to army.Kia KM-450 1,25 ton truck (photo: Kia)
Another Notice to Proceed was released to KOTRA for the supply of 108 KM450 1 1/4 ton trucks modified as troop carrier for Philippine Marine Corps for a total contract price of PHP313. 956 million. This government-to-government deal, signed in October, is between DND, KOTRA - trade and investment promotion organization operated by the government of South Korea, and Kia Motors Corporation as supplier.