apan has agreed to supply the Philippines with a wide range of spare parts to support the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF’s) Bell UH-1H helicopters. The decision is in line with Tokyo’s efforts to promote its viability as a defence exporter.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA) said that the decision was communicated to the Philippines on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue on 2 June. ATLA said it will supply the components free of charge.
ATLA did not elaborate on the development but Jane’s understands that the Philippines submitted a request to procure the spare parts in August 2017. (Jane's)
PAF allots P53.5-M for 'Huey' parts
MANILA -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is looking for suppliers of structural, hydraulic, rotor and flight control systems needed for the repair and maintenance of its one of UH-IH/D "Huey" combat utility helicopters.
The budget for the project, according the bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System, is PHP53.5 million.
The submission and opening of bids will be held at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on Thursday.
"The Philippine Air Force reserves the right to reject any and all bids, declare a failure of bidding, or not award the contract at any time prior to contract award in accordance with Section 41 of RA (Republic Act No.) 9184 and its IRR (Implementing Rules and Regulations), without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders," PAF Bids and Awards Committee chair Brig. Gen. Ferynl Buca said in the same bid bulletin.
The PAF operates 30 to 40 units of the "Huey" helicopters for transport, supply and medical evacuation missions