The Department of National Defense (DND) has launched the procurement of three (3) more Multi-Purpose Attack Crafts (MPAC) for the Philippine Navy. These will be the 10th, 11th, and 12th MPACs of the Philippine Navy.
The procurement project has an approved budget for contract (ABC) of PHP270,000,000.00 through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Act Trust Fund 2017.
Pre-Bid Conference was scheduled today, September 15. Deadline for submission of bids and opening of bids will be on September 29.
The Philippine Navy activated in May 2017 the three latest MPACs (488, 489, and 491) which are Mark IIIs. These MPACs were built by a joint venture between Filipino shipbuilder Propmech Corporation and Taiwanese builder Lung Teh Shipbuilding Corporation in Propmech’s Subic facility.
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will be arming these recently activated MPACs with missile and other weapon systems. Delivery of these systems is expected in December this year.
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