KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines Department of National Defense is seeking proposals to build two aviation-capable assault ships. They plan to allocate $108 million. The selected shipyard also will supply four landing craft and four rigid-hull inflatable boats for the ships, which will be LPDs. Integrated logistics support also is required. The ships each must be able to embark two 10-metric-ton (22,000 lb.) helicopters, with hangar space for one aircraft. Carrying capacity must be at ...

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