With P50M, Navy shops for rockets | Inquirer News

With P50M, Navy shops for rockets

/ 12:30 AM May 23, 2016

The Philippine Navy is allocating P50 million to acquire high-powered rockets and grenades for its attack missions.

One of the contracts is a P25.2-million deal to provide 2.75-inch rockets with high explosive warheads.

The winning bidder is required to deliver 180 units of these rockets within 240 days upon the contract’s effectivity.


The 2.75-inch rocket is used for ground attack missions to be carried out by two of the Navy’s AgustaWestland AW-109 “Power” attack helicopters acquired last year.


The Navy is also in the market for 40mm high-velocity linked rounds used in mounted and crew-served weapons or grenade launchers. The contract is for P 24,645,824 for 6,496 rounds.

The winning bidder is also required to deliver the said ammunition within 240 days.

The pre-bid conferences for both contracts will be held on May 25, at the Philippine Navy Hall of Justice, Naval Station Jose Francisco in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

The Philippine Navy also is offering two contracts worth of P70.556 million for the acquisition of 81mm and 155mm high explosive mortar ammunition to be used by its naval infantry force.

One contract is for 3,430 rounds of 81mm high explosive mortar munition with a budget of P31.5 million. The other contract is for the purchase of 600 rounds of 155mm high explosive mortar munition under a P39-million budget.

The 81mm mortar and the 155mm towed howitzers are among the fire support weapons being used by the Philippine Marines in its counterinsurgency and antiterrorist operations.


Also last week, the Philippine Air Force said it had earmarked P16 million to purchase spare parts needed for the repair and maintenance of its Sikorsky S-76 medium utility helicopters.

The Air Force has 10 active Sikorsky S-76 utility helicopters mostly configured for air ambulance use while a few are configured as gunships.

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