|Soldiers on top of an M113, courtesy of Militaryphotos.net|
Overview: The M113 is a light armored personnel carrier that provides troop protection and mobility. While its main function is to safely transport soldiers, the Army has also used it move supplies in and out of the battlefield.
Inventory: 133* as of 2010 (3).
Cost: US$300,000 per vehicle in 2003** (2).
**the Philippines benefits from the FMS program, thus the sticker price may not reflect the actual price paid by the Philippine Government.
**add US$100,000 to US$500,000 to upgrade communications system with digitized instruments (US$ in 2003) (2).
(1) M113 Specs
(2) M113 Cost
(3) Stockholm International Peace Institute Database