02 Mei 2015

PAF Allocates Php4-M for Procurement of Weapons Systems, Other Weapons Equipment

02 Mei 2015

PAF AW-109 attack helicopter (photo : Fabrizio Capenti)

MANILA (PNA) -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced that it has allocated the sum of Php4,701,449.68 for the procurement of weapon systems and other weapon equipment.

Submission and opening of bids is scheduled on May 12 at 9 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

However, for security reasons, the PAF did not disclose the type of weapon systems to be acquired.

Sources said that these could be air-to-air weapons and air-to-ground platforms which will be fitted to the incoming PAF aircraft.

The Air Force is scheduled to commission eight brand-new AW-109 attack helicopters this year along with two F/A-50 jet fighters.

Prospective bidders should have an experience in similar project within the last five years.

(PNA)

7 komentar:

  1. It can but one Hellfire missile. That's all.

    BalasHapus
  2. Prospective bidders should have an www.eshopori.com experience in similar project within the few years .

    BalasHapus
  3. For sure this weapon purchase is for the AW-109 but it is certain it is not a guided weapon (Hellfire or other similar armaments) because the amount is too minuscule. My best bet are the weapons that the PAF use frequently and this is the Hydra 70 Rocket System (unguided 2.75mm rockets) inclusive of the M260 Light Weight Launchers (seven tubes), Mk66 Rocket Motor and the two most common warhead the PAF use; M151 High Explosive 10lbs warhead and the M156 White Phosphorous warhead which they use for target marking or incendiary purposes. As mentioned with only a budget of PHP 4,701,449.68 = USD 104,840.00 the most rational choice is the Hydra 70 costing $2044 (US FY2015 defense budget) per pop. With this figures the PAF could purchase 51 units if they do not include M260 Light Weight Launchers.

    BalasHapus
  4. I read somewhere that it's 4.7 billion which equates to over $100 million which can buy a substantial amount for starters for the attack helicopters.

    BalasHapus
  5. Dear James, kindly look closer it is only PHP 4,701,449.68 which equates to USD 104,840.00 only. Just a correction my friend.

    BalasHapus
  6. Incredible post, you provide unique information in your blog.

    BalasHapus