Category: Philippine Navy

Philippine Navy’s BRP Conrado Yap Corvette to Guard Palawan Waters

The Philippine Navy (PN) will deploy its anti-submarine corvette, the BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), to help secure Palawan waters. Palawan is home to Philippines ‘ oil and gas field. The Malampaya gas field or the Malampaya-Camago field is a deepwater gas-condensate reservoir, located in the Service Contract 38 license area, located offshore, 65 km northwest […]

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Philippine Navy Newest Warship–Sea Trials Successful

The first sea trials of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the country’s first-ever guided-missile frigate, confirmed successfully. According to Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, the first sea trials which took place last November 23 to 27 were successful. Even the tests reach Sea State 4 conditions. Sea State 4 […]

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Who Else Want to Accept Additional US Coast Guard Cutter?

The United States is giving Vietnam’s coastguard a second cutter vessel, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said last Wednesday, vowing to maintain a regular military presence in the disputed South China Sea. “This ship represents another concrete symbol for our strengthening relationship,” Esper said during a speech to a group of students at the Diplomatic […]

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Philippine Navy Newest Warship Undergoes Sea Trials

BRP Jose Rizal (FF150), the very first of two multi-mission frigates built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries for the Philippine Navy, has begun sea trials. Over the next several days, a specialized crew from the shipyard will be onboard as the ship cruises in oceans off Ulsan, Busan, and Mokpo for maneuverings and […]

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Indonesian Navy Decommissioned a Philippine Navy Like Warship

The Indonesian Navy decommissioned the two of its remaining World War II-era landing ship tanks, the KRI Teluk Ratai (509) and KRI Teluk Bone (511) at Surabaya in August 2019. The two were formerly a US Navy Landing ship tanks and given to Indonesian Navy in the ’60s and 70s. Both ships were actively involved […]

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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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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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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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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’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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