Category: Philippine Navy

VLS Missile Launch

Department of National Defense Finalizing Two Missile Armed Warship

MANILA – The contract for the Philippine Navy’s two missile-armed frigates is now being finalized, Department of National Defense (DND) public affairs office chief Arsenio Andolong said Monday. Once the contract is finalized, it will be signed by DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and the duly authorized representative of the winning proponent, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), […]

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NAVSCIATTS

Nine Officers Including from the Philippines Completed NAVSCIATTS

JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Nine officers from Bangladesh, Malaysia and the Philippines completed the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School’s 16th iteration of Strategic Leaders International Course, on August 31. SLIC, a senior level course, provides international officers a forum to discuss shared challenges, while helping to facilitate the formation […]

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Hyundai Heavy Industries

South Korea Hyundai Heavy Industries Awarded Two Missile-armed Frigates Project

MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) has awarded its two missile-armed frigates project to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). This was confirmed to the PNA Friday by DND public affairs service chief Arsenio Andolong. “NOA was given to HHI as GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd) was post-disqualified after it was determined that […]

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Philippine NAvy FF-17 /frigates

Remaining Crewmembers of PN New Warship Scheduled to Leave for California

The remaining officers and enlisted personnel tasked to man the country’s 3rd frigate, the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is scheduled to leave for Alameda, California by the third week of September. “The remaining crew will depart on the third week of September from the Philippines to join their fellow crewmembers in Alameda, California,” Philippine Navy […]

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Philippine Navy (PS 19)

Philippine Navy’s 5 Warships to Undergo Maintenance

The Philippine Navy (PN) has allocated PHP2.863 million for the repair and maintenance of its five oldest patrol vessels. Winning bidders are required to complete the repair within 45 calendar days. These ships are the BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19), BRP Magat Salamat (PS-20), BRP Cebu (PS-28), BRP Pangasinan (PS-31), and the BRP Rizal (PS-74). All […]

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BRP Andress Bonifacio FF-17

Del Pilar Class Frigate Php 6 Million Repair and Maintenance

The Philippine Navy (PN) is allocating the sum of PHP 6,095,160 for the acquisition of materials needed for the repairs and maintenance of the naval guns of frigates BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16). The two ships are the former Hamilton-class cutters acquired from the US through the Excess Defense Articles […]

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Multi Purpose Attack Craft

Philippine Navy to Purchase More MPAC

MANILA, Aug. 5 (PNA) — Procurement of more fast craft would bolster the Philippine Navy’s response in addressing the country’s internal security problems such as piracy, terrorism and kidnapping. “Acquisition of (more) fast craft will be of great help to our organization since it will provide additional defense and interdiction capability to thwart piracy, terrorism, […]

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R/V Melville

United States Navy Transfers Research Vessel to Philippine Navy

By MC2 Travis Litke, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Posted April 28, 2016 SAN DIEGO – The U. S. Navy transferred ownership of Research Vessel (R/V) Melville to the Philippine Navy, during a ceremony April 27 at Naval Base San Diego. The ship was transferred under the U.S. Department of Defense’s excess defense articles program […]

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Philippines - Australia LCH

Strong Ties Between Philippines – Australia, Evident in the Three Additional Vessel to PH Navy

Last August 2015, there happened to be the christening of two (2)Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) as BRP Ivatan and BRP Batac arrived in the Philippines as donated by Australian government. Aims to bolster Philippines’ intra-theater and sealift capabilities, Philippine Navy got the vessel in a minimal and friendly price. A senior Navy officer said the […]

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ASW Helicopter

Philippine Navy Acquire AgustaWestland AW159 Helicopter

In the ASW role, the AW-159 can be configured to carry Active Dripping Sonar (ADS), sonobuoys, and torpedoes, while for the anti-surface warfare role it can be armed with anti-ship missiles, rockets, and guns. Once in Philippine Navy service, the AW-159s are expected to be deployed aboard immediately. Php5.4 billion was earmarked to Philippine Navy […]

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TC-90 aircrafts

Japan – Philippines Signing of Agreement on the Lease of Aircraft

Philippines leased five more aircraft patrol with Japan as declared in disclosed documents signed by both parties dealt with the transfer of military equipment’s and technology, essential documents are vital to refrain from being tagged as third party coordination. Japan will lease TC-90 aircrafts, part of their contribution to stronger claims and resistance of the […]

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AgustaWEstland AW-159 ASW Helicopter

AgustaWestland Won 5.4 Billion-Peso Bidding For Anti-Submarine Helicopter

Php 5.4 billion was earmarked to Philippine Navy by the National Government for the acquisition of two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters, sourced from the AFP Modernization Trust Fund according to Bids and Awards Committee that was later confirmed by Department of National Defense Undersecretary for Finance, Modernization, Installations and Munitions Fernando Manalo. Bidding has gone […]

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ASW Helicopter

Philippine Navy Anti Submarine Helicopter

AgustaWestland is an aircraft manufacturer that was chosen by Department of National Defense (DND) to be the possible supplier of two (2) ASW helicopters named AW-159 “Wildcat”, an anti-submarine helicopters dealt with in the late 2015. AgustaWestland is currently in the stage of post-qualification check of DND with its 5.4 billion-peso helicopter project. This way, […]

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Philippine Navy to Decommission WW2 Warship

MANILA, Feb. 23 (PNA) — With the pending arrival of its new assets, the Philippine Navy (PN) is now looking at the possibility of decommissioning its World War II-era ships which are still being used. This was disclosed by PN public affairs office chief Capt. Lued Lincuna in an interview with the PNA. Decommissioning of […]

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Ph Navy LPD

Philippine Navy SSV Trials Ongoing

Various trials are now ongoing to ensure that the country’s first strategic sealift vessel (SSV), the prospective BRP Tarlac (LD-601), will be ready for its journey to the Philippines and mission-ready upon arrival.Trials include testing of its propulsion and engine systems in various speed setting, said Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief Capt. Lued […]

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Indonesian Navy Makassar Class

Philippine Navy 2 Strategic Sealift Vessel P4 billion Acquisition

The Philippine Navy revealed the fleet desired force mix in 2012, which indicated that would require four Landing Platforms Do LPD-type vessels. In 2013, the Department of National Defense released the Strategic Sealift Vessels requirements and the vessels must be at least: Minimum displacement = 7,300 tons Minimum length = 120 meters Minimum cruising speed […]

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Philippine Navy Aw109 Power Helicopter

Philippine Navy Armed AW-109Es Capable of Shipboard Action

MANILA, Aug. 19 (PNA) — The Philippine Navy (PN)’s armed AgustaWestland AW-109E helicopters, which was commissioned last Aug.10, is now capable of shipboard service. This was disclosed by PN public affairs office chief Cmdr. Lued Lincuna in a message to the PNA Wednesday. “(The two armed AW-109Es are) now capable of shipboard operations and the […]

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Indonesian Navy Makassar Class

Philippine Navy Strategic Sealift Vessel Weapon System

The Indonesia company PT PAL was awarded a USD 92 million ( or more than Php 4 billion pesos) contract in June 2014 to construct the two Strategic Sealift Vessel. The agreement includes a support package that will make possible the Philippine industry to undertake ship preservation and support in collaboration with the Philippine Navy. […]

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