MANILA — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated the sum of Php22,500,000 for the acquisition of main rotor hub assembly for six UH-IH “Huey” combat utility helicopters.

The hub assembly refers to the system that allows the helicopter to fly, as well as the control that allows the aircraft to move laterally, make turns and change altitude.

Helicopters under maintenance are UH-IH with tail numbers 853, 517, 507, 513, 504 and 276.

Pre-bid conference is on Jan. 21, 9 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

Submission and opening of bids is on Feb. 2, 9 a.m. also on the same venue.

The PAF is known to operate 41 variants of the UH-I helicopters for its transport, medical evacuation and ground support missions. PNA / northboundasia.com