The bidding for the two long-range maritime patrol aircraft worth 5.98-billion pesos has failed as bidders were not able to meet the requirements set by the Defense department. The special Bids and Awards Committee declared a failed bidding after examining bid documents for almost 12 hours.
The defense department’s bids and awards committee did not reach the stage where they would check the types and the brands of aircraft the bidders were offering. The bidders had deficiencies in their eligibility documents, including failure to present complete contracts. Here are the seven companies joined the bidding of 5.98 Billion Pesos Brand new Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
- Elta Systems (Israel)
- Elbit Systems (Israel)
- L3 Mission Integration (United States)
- Saab Asia Pacific Co. Ltd. (Switzerland)
- PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero)
- Indonesia Aerospace ( Indonesia)
- Lockheed Martin (United States)
All the 7 companies failed the bidding.
As Japan wanted to replace their P-3 Orion with Kawasaki P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The Philippine Government reportedly in negotiation with Japan for possibility of acquiring some P-3 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. It is also posted in government that the acquisition of brand new Maritime Patrol Aircraft will not be affected regarding the possible Japanese P-3C acquisition.