PHL awards contract for upcoming frigates’ Super Rapid gun ammunition

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the Notice of Award (NOA) for the Frigate Acquisition Project Lot 2C Sublot-1 (76mm Ammunition) in favor of Expal Systems S.A. on June 7.

The ammunition will be used by 2 Jose Rizal-class frigates with their Oto Melara 76mm Cal 62 Super Rapid gun.

The NOA was conformed by Expal Systems on June 17 through its authorized representative Jeruel Sanchez.

The awarded contract is worth PHP63,389,708.00. This contract involves 720 rounds of 76mm Cal 62 Naval Ammunition Target Practice (TP), 748 rounds 76mm Cal 62 Naval Ammunition High-Explosive Point Detonating (HE-PD), 4 pieces cut-aways (2 pieces TP, 2 pieces HE-PD).

Delivery of the ammunition is required to be within 240 calendar days from receipt of Notice to Proceed.