Sunday, April 5, 2015

Samsung Techwin's Bid for the 8 Brand New AAV Project to be Decided Mid 2015

Samsung Techwin KAAV7A1 (photos: Militaryphotos)
Quezon City, Philippines- The Department of National Defense (DND) and Marines are now in the process of assessing the feasibility of Samsung Techwin's bid, and are expected to make a final decision on the contract sometime in early-to-mid 2015.

Assuming the deal moves forward, production of the vehicles is scheduled to take place over the course of approximately 2.5 years subsequent to the date of contract signing.

DND posted their invitation to bid for their Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project amounting to Two Billion Five Hundred Million Pesos (Php2,500,000,000.00) for the Philippine Navy Inclusive of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) last 2013.

See: DND invites bidders for 8 Amphibious Assault Vehicles

No contractors responded to DND's initial bidding request, the subsequent process was reopened in May 2014.
Samsung Techwin KAAV7A1 (photos: Militaryphotos)
South Korean defense giant Samsung Techwin submitted the sole production proposal for the revived effort, offering to produce eight of its licensed KAAV7A1 variants and provide long-term logistical support for the products, at a total estimated cost of $53 million (PHP2.42 billion).

DND aimed at acquiring eight new-build Amphibious Assault Vehicle for eventual deployment with the country's Marine Corps.

The Amphibious Assault Vehicle Project is believed to be inline with the MRV Project or "Mother Ship Project" which will serve as their carrier platform for insertion of troops during beach landings and siege.

See: DND and PT PAL INDONESIA-Persero inked in the agreement to build 2 SSV for the Philippine Navy

The People's Republic of China's continued aggression in the West Philippine Sea have accelerated the efforts of the AFP to further develop and refine their amphibious assault capacities and enhance their ability to project military power over a number of hotly contested islands.

5 comments:

  1. our military leaders are so conservative, 8 units only when they could have requested for a dozen or even 16. kaya walang asenso afp natin kasi ung mga dapat magpanukala walang ginagawa, Lahat ng aaprobahan sa senado ay galing sa Afp kaya kung walang request mula sa afp wala ring aaprubahan ganun lang kasimple, kapag ang hiningi mo dalawang frigate lang syempre dalawa lang ang ibibigay, pag 12 fa 50 ang hiningi mo 12 din ang ibibigay at ung dagdag na labindawa fa 50 dahil sa 2020 mo hinihingi sa 2020 din ibibigay, ung mrf dahil 2021-pa hiningi duon pa lang ibibigay, this is how weak are the resolve of our military leaders when it comes to request of vital military hardwares.I have written senators about the modernization, and they always pointed out to this thing, un lang ang hiningi eh, no wonder our military is weak because its leaders has no balls to ask congress, duon pa lang mga duwag na

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  2. our military leaders are so conservative, 8 units only when they could have requested for a dozen or even 16. kaya walang asenso afp natin kasi ung mga dapat magpanukala walang ginagawa, Lahat ng aaprobahan sa senado ay galing sa Afp kaya kung walang request mula sa afp wala ring aaprubahan ganun lang kasimple, kapag ang hiningi mo dalawang frigate lang syempre dalawa lang ang ibibigay, pag 12 fa 50 ang hiningi mo 12 din ang ibibigay at ung dagdag na labindawa fa 50 dahil sa 2020 mo hinihingi sa 2020 din ibibigay, ung mrf dahil 2021-pa hiningi duon pa lang ibibigay, this is how weak are the resolve of our military leaders when it comes to request of vital military hardwares.I have written senators about the modernization, and they always pointed out to this thing, un lang ang hiningi eh, no wonder our military is weak because its leaders has no balls to ask congress, duon pa lang mga duwag na

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  3. Why just replace it while waiting for 2 years before delivery the Russians BMP3 are just awaiting their buyers according to the country specifics configurations for sure the PMC are the ones really needs them not the military leaders who are looking for the alibis on their commisions to the koreans.

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  4. excuse me whats the mothership project??

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  5. We need more mine resistant AFVs for counter-insurgency. The Stingray Tank is also a good purchase it can be transported by C130.

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