Philippine defence department issues LPD tender

Image: US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker
BRP Tarlac, one of two LPDs in service with the Philippine Navy

The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) recently issued bidding documents for two new landing platform docks (LPDs) for use by the country’s navy with a contract value of PHP 5.56 billion (US$107 million).

The tender calls for two 120- by 21-metre vessels with a displacement of at least 7,200 tonnes and the ability to deploy four smaller landing craft utility (LCU) vessels and four rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) from its well deck.

At least one of the LPDs must be built in-country in partnership with a local shipyard, the tender documents stated.

The deadline for the submission of bids is set at 10:00 Manila time on July 4, 2019.

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