By Glen S. Ramos
MANILA – The Department of National Defense (DND)’s new asset has finally arrived.
This is the Elbit Systems Atmos 155 mm/52 caliber self-propelled gun system produced by Israeli firm Elbit Systems.
There are a total of 12 units (2 batteries) procured by the Philippine Army which is valued at around USD47 million (PHP2.386 billion).
It is capable to operate in any terrain, giving it an advantage against rebel groups such as the NPA in mountainous areas.