WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT?http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/08/05/1053501/alcaraz-now-subic
- According to Manalo -- Phil Navy will be acquiring the services of experienced technical consultant(s) to help the evaluation team on the detailed tech specs for the bidding as well as due-diligence review of the proposals.
“Both her engines are in top shape and she had her own monitoring and weapons systems which are highly functioning. She doesn’t need any escort,” said George Malabrigo, a Filipino engineer working for the International Fleet Support (IFS), a Washington-based naval contractor that provides complete life-cycle support for non-nuclear surface ships operated by allied navies."
"Aboard BRP Del Pilar, Malabrigo is here as head of IFS programs for the Philippine Navy. He supervised the refurbishment of BRP Alcaraz at North Charleston, South Carolina right after the vessel was turned over to the Philippine government last year."http://www.navsea.navy.mil/teamships/Sea21_InternationalFleet/default.aspx
"PMS 326 is actively supporting more than 150 ships in 23 different countries, including:
Philippine Navy Ex-US Coast Guard Cutters"
Can't help to think that Engr. George Malabrigo may also assist the Navy on its quest to acquire an advance warship with sensitive system as described by the DND.[/list][/list]