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Philippines awards LPD tender to PT PAL

1st July 2022 - 08:51 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Philippine Navy is seeking two new LPDs to complement its two existing Tarlac-class LPDs. (Wikimedia)

In another midnight deal before Duterte left office, the Philippines signed a contract for a pair of landing platform docks. Its first Israeli-built fast attack craft were launched too.

The Philippines inked a contract for two LPDs with Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL on 24 June.

The signing ceremony took place in Manila, and this is the second time that PT PAL will be supplying LPDs to the Philippine Navy (PN). Previously, BRP Tarlac was commissioned in June 2016 and BRP Davao del Sur in May 2017.

The Philippines issued a notice of award on 10 June, worth PHP5.559 billion ($100.9 million). The two vessels are to be delivered within 730 and 1,095 days of a notice to proceed being issued.

Under the Landing Docks Acquisition Project, both LPDs will

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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