DND to acquire P1.26-billion combat helicopters for Philippine Air Force



MANILA, Philippines – The government is set to give the Philippine Air Force a much-needed boost with its planned acquisition of combat utility helicopters.

The Department of National Defense (DND) is set to hold a bidding for 21 units of refurbished UH-1 helicopters worth P1.26 billion.

In an invitation to bid posted on the DND website, the department said it seeks to purchase 13 units of UH-1 and eight units of UH-1 upgraded with the corresponding integrated logistics support packages.

The bidding will be conducted through “open competitive bidding procedures” under the rules set by Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act.

Bidding documents may be purchased starting October 25 for P75,000.

Pre-bidding conference is set on November 6, 2 p.m. at the DND-BAC conference room at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. The deadline for the submission of bidding documents is on November 20, at 2 p.m. Source: InterAksyon.com

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