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Philippines chooses Turkish NVGs

26th August 2016 - 14:46 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Philippine Army is set to procure equipment from Aselsan of Turkey to meet a long-standing requirement for helmet-mounted/weapon-mounted monocular night vision devices, weapon-mounted infrared aiming devices and laser zeroing devices.

A notice to proceed was issued by the Philippines in July and first deliveries could commence in the second quarter of 2017. Most devices will be delivered to the army’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

With its offer of PHP712.069 million ($15.4 million), Aselsan was declared the lowest bidder back in January for this project seeking 4,464 sets of night vision devices. The Turkish bid came in considerably lower than

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