The Department of National Defense/Armed Forces of the Philippines (DND/AFP) has initiated the Squad Rocket Launcher Light (SRLL) and the Required Ammunition Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy (Marines) under the AFP Modernization Program.
The project has an approved budget for contract of PHP514,800,000.00. A pre-bid conference is set on August 13. Bid opening will be on August 27.
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.
“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.