Spanish firm offers 3 planes to Philippine Air Force

Posted at 01/13/2014 7:57 PM | Updated as of 01/13/2014 8:01 PM

MANILA - The Department of National Defense has named a Spanish aircraft company as the single calculated bidder that will supply three brand new medium-lift aircraft to the Philippine Air Force.

The DND Bids and Awards Committee said EADS Casa Airbus Military passed all the technical and financial specifications set by the committee.

EADS Casa Airbus Military took part in the previous bidding in November but was disqualified for failing to meet documentary requirements. The bidding was declared a failure after another firm was also disqualified.

EADS Casa Airbus Military is offering three C295 aircraft, with integrated logistics system, for P5.288 billion to the DND.

DND Undersecretary Fernando Manalo said the first aircraft should be delivered 18 months after the opening of the credit.

An Indonesian firm that took part in the bidding said it is going to file a motion for reconsideration before the DND-BAC.

The Air Force is need of dire need of medium-lift aircraft to complement its three C-130 planes, which saw action in the relief operations for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.