Tag: Philippine Navy

LS-550 Landing Ship

The arrival of Several Armoured Vehicle in Jolo, Sulu

Loaded in Philippine Navy BRP Bacolod City (LS-550), several armored vehicles from Philippine Army unloaded in Jolo, Sulu to provide assistance this coming May 13, election. Here’s the arrival of military assets of Armed Forces of the Philippines Several of the newly acquired tanks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines arrive in Jolo Sulu […]

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More Philippine Navy’s High-speed and Missile-armed Multi-purpose Assault Craft (MPAC)

MANILA — Aside from anti-piracy missions, the Philippine Navy’s (PN) high-speed and missile-armed multi-purpose assault craft (MPAC) can also be utilized against large surface targets intruding in the country’s territorial waters. Commander Jonathan Zata, Philippine Navy spokesperson, said this is the essence of “swarming tactic” developed by the Navy for its MPAC fleet. Under the said […]

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Japan Beechcraft TC-90

Additional Surveillance Aircraft From Japan and West Ph Sea Dispute Still a Challenge

The Philippine Navy has received an additional three Beechcraft TC-90 King Air aircraft from Japan. Delfin Lorenzana, in a speech at a naval base, said the three Japanese donated second-hand TC90 aircraft will definitely boost the navy’s capability to gather intelligence in the West Philippines Sea. “We must admit that much still has to be […]

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Asagiri Class DS_Yugiri Destroyer

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Warships Visits Manila

Two ships of Escort Division Seven of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) have arrived early morning at Pier 15, South Harbor Manila for a goodwill visit that started Monday and will end on Thursday. The Murasame-class destroyer JS Yūdachi (DD-103) and the Asagiri-class destroyer JS Yuugiri (DD-153), said Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Capt. Lued […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Philippine Navy AW109 Power Helicopter

Maximize the Newly Acquired Ordnance for the Philippine Navy

The two Landing Class Heavy from Australia and additional two AgustaWestland AW109 Power helicopters were blessed during a joint ceremony on Monday. During the Ceremony  President Aquino told the newly appointed Navy Chief Rear Admiral Caesar C. Taccad that his responsibilities are no joke concerning the threats and country’s  security. At the same time he […]

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Philippine Navy AW109 Power

Ph Navy AW-109E to Act as Air Amphibious Support

Manila, Philippines – Aside from providing eyes to its parent frigates, the armed AgustaWestland AW-109E “Power” helicopters will also be useful as “air amphibious support” assets, according to Philippine Navy public affairs office chief Cmdr. Lued Lincuna. The latter is an offensive military operation that uses naval ships to project ground and air power onto […]

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Philippine Marine Corps and US Marines Amphibious Training

Philippine Navy to Upgrade Cagayan Naval Base

Naval Task Group 11 head Captain Albert Mogol said there are campaigns to improve the Naval Base in Cagayan for addressing humanitarian and catastrophic response activities. The things being developed  is the ability to take action and to supervise whatever actions are happening in that area and to save from harm our interests in the […]

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Philippine Navy Frigates to be Equipped with Missile System

The BRP Gregorio del Pilar frigates is one of the two Philippine Navy flagships. The warship  arrived Tuesday in  Zamboanga  City as part of its routine patrol and port visits across the country. BRP Gregorio del Pilar are equipped with long range radar  that can detect other vessel in the vast sea,  an  armament of 25mm Mk. 38 Mod. […]

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Supreme Court Orders Philippine Government to Defend Military Drills

The Philippine Supreme Court ordered the government to defend the legality of recent joint military exercises with Japan following a petition by a left-wing political-party. A  Japanese surveillance plane  and about 200 troops held two days of joint training with the Philippine navy in May 2015 off the coast of western Palawan, an important  island not […]

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Balikpapan class

Philippine Navy to Receive Balikpapan Class Ship

The two recently-decommissioned Landing Craft Heavy vessels, including a package of extra parts, are given to the Philippines Government from the Australian Government. The minister of Defense Mr. Andrews said that the former Royal Australian Navy vessels HMAS Tarakan and Brunei would be gifted to the Philippine Navy after being restored with new safety and navigation equipment. The Landing Craft […]

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Philippine Navy AW109 Power

Brand New AW109E Helicopter for West Philippine Sea Patrol

The three  AgustaWestland AW109E helicopters were commissioned to the Philippine Navy and are now ready to tour of duty the West Philippines Sea where the Philippines is engage t in territorial disputes with several countries. The AW109E Power naval helicopters were acquired to provide air support capability of  2 recently acquired Frigates in patrolling the country’s maritime […]

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