PHL acquiring 702 Squad Rocket Launchers for Marines from Bulgaria

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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has issue the Notice of Award for the Squad Rocket Launcher Light (SRLL) and the Required Ammunition Acquisition Project for the Philippine Navy (Marines) under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program.

The award was in favor of Bulgaria’s Arsenal JSCo.

Secretary Lorenzana signed the award with PHP 473,873,663.84 contract price.

“The procurement of (702) units of Rocket Launcher Light will fill-up the gap and raise the readiness rating of the Philippine Marine Corps in terms of firepower,” says in the bidding documents released by DND.

“This will not only enhance the operational capability of the Corps in the pursuit of Internal Security Operations but will also fulfill its tasks in the Territorial Defense Operations and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operations to accomplish its mission,” it adds.

The acquisition also involves anti-personnel (14,040), anti-tank (8,424), and thermobaric (351) rocket propelled grenades. Practice ammunition (21,061) and training devices (40) are also included.