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Re: DND/PHL Navy's Frigate Acquisition Program - awarded
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2016, 01:57:03 PM »
On a related note -- without overly knowing yet the details and technicalities of both builds -- Does it appear on paper -- that PN's FF-AP (~$168M/unit) is relatively a good deal compared with (Indonesia) TNI-AL's PKR10514's contract price of $220M/unit?

Setting aside the bang and focusing on the buck:
Indonesia went with a particular sort of multi-year export-credit financing.
Easier terms usually means a larger principal.

One thing -- ToT and modular construction is one of the premium that TNI-AL is willing to pay (on behalf of PT-PAL).

I'll note that ToT didn't quite go as far as the MOU seemed to originally outline.
Some of the SIGMA modules were built at Vlissingen, not Persero.


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Re: DND/PHL Navy's Frigate Acquisition Program - awarded
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2016, 06:00:44 AM »

This would be relevant. I won't post the whole article here because of copyright issues but extract a few key sections.

Suffice to say, ToT is a non-trivial task. The receiving party needs to be of sufficient maturity and capability before considering this option.

As a part of the PKR contract, Thales Nederland has forged an industrial co-operation with Indonesian electronics and IT company PT Len Industri (Persero), which includes a significant transfer of technology. Thales naval marketing and sales director in Indonesia Hennie Everlo explained, "Next to the extensive technology transfer we have subcontracted PT Len for three specific software modules in TACTICOS. That means the company is now developing their skills on the basis of our CMS technology."

"This was the first time we have undertaken a project with DSNS for a full modular build," explained Edie Heuvelink, Thales Nederland's PKR programme manager. "Ship module 5 [built by DSNS in Vlissingen] was the most interesting for us because it included the CIC below decks and the SMART-S Mk 2 and STIR 1.2 EO Mk 2 radars above decks.

"Our TACTICOS system was integrated in the CIC, the radars installed onboard the mast structures, and we performed approximately 80% of integration in the Netherlands over a six-month period from the start of 2015. The whole module was then shipped to Indonesia for consolidation with the remaining ship modules at PT PAL.

"We did the remaining 20% integration in Indonesia. This included all the other equipment - such as the 76/62 Super Rapid gun and hull-mounted sonar - that was not fitted in module 5, various alignments and calibrations on the ship, followed by harbour and sea acceptance tests.".
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Re: DND/PHL Navy's Frigate Acquisition Program - awarded
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2016, 09:37:29 PM »

Letter of credit for 2 missile-firing frigates being finalized - Navy chief

MANILA, Dec. 3 (PNA) -- The letter of credit (LOC) for the country's first two missile-firing frigates, whose contract was won by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), is now being finalized, Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, Vice Adm. Roland Joseph Mercado has said.

"As far as I know, they are now finalizing the terms in the LOC, for the frigate project. That's the only update I could give for now," he said in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

An LOC is a letter from a bank guaranteeing that a buyer's payment to a seller will be received on time and for the correct amount. In case the buyer is unable to make payment for the purchase, the bank will be required to cover the full or remaining amount of the purchase.

Mercado is the same officer who headed the technical working group that came up with the specifications of the country's first-ever missile-capable frigates.

On Oct. 24, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana formally inked the contract for the Frigate Acquisition Program, together with officials and delegates from South Korea's HHI. The signing ceremony took place at the PN's headquarters in Naval Station Andrada, Roxas Blvd., Manila.

The project involves the construction and delivery of two missile-firing frigates to the PN.

The signing of the contract signals the start of the construction and is the culmination of the long and tedious procurement process for the project.

As background, the Notice of Award was approved, issued and was duly conformed by HHI on Sept. 13 with the amount of USD336,912,000 or PHP15,744,571,584.

The project is worth PHP16 billion with another PHP2 billion allocated for the acquisition of assorted weapon systems and munitions. (PNA)