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Frigate 76mm Ammunition Acquisition of the Philippine Navy


To arm the 76mm/62cal. Oto Melara Super Rapid naval guns of the Philippine Navy's new fleet of Jose Rizal-class frigates, the Department of National Defense (DND) has embarked on the acquisition of new 76mm gun munitions.

These munitions are part of the Frigate Acquisition Project Lot 2C Sublot 1 - 76mm Ammunition Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy, which is part of the Horizon 1 Phase Priority Projects under the Revised AFP Modernization Program (RAFPMP).

It is part of the PN's Php2 billion FAP's Lot 2 - Munitions which is composed of several sub-lots to acquire different munitions for the said frigates.




The 76mm gun munitions will be used for the Jose Rizal-class frigates' 76mm/62cal Oto Melara Super Rapid naval guns. Photos taken from Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons.

Project Summary:

Frigate Acquisition Project Lot 2C Sublot 1 - 76mm Ammunition Acquisition Project

Note: Edited as of 10 July 2019:


* End User: Philippine Navy (Offshore Combat Force)

* Quantity: 1 lot

* Modernization Phase: Horizon 1 phase Priority Projects of RAFPMP

* Project ABC: Php77,536,964.00

* Acquisition Mode: Public Bidding

* Source of Funding: GAA Funds through AFP Modernization Program Trust Fund

* SARO Release: TBA

* Winning Proponent: Expal Systems S.A.

* Product for Delivery: 

    - 720 rounds CTG 76mm Cal 62 Naval Ammunition Target Practice
    - 748 rounds CTG 76mm Cal 62 Naval Ammunition HEPD
    - 2 units cutout model of CTG 76mm TP
    - 2 units cutout model of CTG 76mm HEPD


* Contract Price: Php63,389,708.00

* First post by MaxDefense: 07 February 2016

* Searching Hashtag: #PNFAPLot2C76mmAmmoAcquisition

* Status: NOA released in favor of Expal Systems S.A (Spain) dated 07 June 2019. Contract reportedly signed as of 10 July 2019.


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27 June 2019:

The Department of National Defense (DND) has posted the Notice of Award (NOA) for the project, which was awarded to Spain's Explosivo Alaveses (EXPAL) Systems S.A for Php63,389,708.00 last 07 June 2019.



Screengrab of NOA from DND's website.


MaxDefense believes that a contract could have been signed between the DND and EXPAL Systems S.A. as of this writing, since normally it takes only less than 2 weeks before a contract is signed after NOA release for projects as small as this.

EXPAL is Spain's largest producer of 76mm naval gun munitions, and also produces other small, medium, and large caliber gun munitions for small arms up to howitzers and mortars.


Delivery is expected to be made within 240 calendar days from release of Notice to Proceed (NTP), which means that if the NTP was released by this week, the ammunition should be fully delivered to the Philippine Navy by late February 2020, just in time for the delivery of BRP Jose Rizal.

Just for further information, EXPAL Systems is said to be among those interested in supplying the Philippine Army's upcoming Mortar Acquisition Project for 60mm and 81mm mortars, and the Philippine Navy's upcoming Mortar Acquisition Project for the Philippine Marine Corps with 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortars.


EXPAL is Spain's largest munitions manufacturer. Photo taken from Air Force Technology website.

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10 July 2019:

Inquirer reported that EXPAL Systems Ltd. of Spain received a contract for the supply of 76mm ammunition for the Jose Rizal-class frigates.

This was after EXPAL was awarded the NOA last month.

Delivery is expected to be made within 8 months after Noice to Proceed is released, which could be already made or on the way to be released. Assuming it happens in July 2019, delivery could happen on or before March 2020.

Inquirer's article can be accessed HERE.


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First edit and release: 19 June 2019
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