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Monday, September 14, 2015

Anti-submarine helicopters for Navy get go-signal

AW159 Lynx WildcatTwo proposed anti-submarine (ASW) helicopters, which will be operated by the Philippine Navy (PN), is included in the 33 projects given the green light with the signing of the program for the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Law.

This was disclosed Monday by Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary for Finance, Modernization, Installation and Munitions Fernando Manalo in a message to the PNA. President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the program last July 22, he added.

However, Manalo said bidding for the two ASW helicopters will go the bidding stage once the Php18-billion frigate program gains momentum.

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