21 Mei 2014

DND to Acquire Two Long-Range Patrol Aircraft

21 Mei 2014


P 5,98 bio allocated for two brand new long range patrol aircraft (photo : Militaryphotos)

MANILA (PNA) -- In a bid to enhance the country's capabilities to protect and defend its airspace, the Department of National Defense (DND) announced that it is allocating the sum of P5,976,000,000 to acquire two brand-new long-range patrol aircraft.

The money will be sourced from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act Trust Fund.

This includes sensors, sensor integration, mission support facilities and integrated logistic support, DND undersecretary Fernando Manalo said.

Winning bidders are required to deliver the aircraft within 1,035 calendar days upon receipt of the notice to proceed.

Manalo added that participants must have completed a similar project within the last 10 years.

First stage pre-bid conference is scheduled this coming May 30, 10 a.m. at the DND Bidding and Awards Committee conference room, right wing, basement room, DND Building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

First stage bid is slated for June 13, also 10 a.m. and in the above-mentioned room.

Manalo said that suppliers of the aircraft must also be the manufacturers themselves. 

(PNA)

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