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Philippine Navy in the market for 4 Anti-Submarine Warfare helicopters
Topic Started: Aug 19 2012, 01:50 PM (8,204 Views)
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:thumbsup: One each for Goyo & Monching and one each for the two Maestrales.

http://positivenewsmedia.com/blog/2012/08/phl-in-the-market-for-asw-helicopters/

MANILA, Aug. 19 (PNA) — As part of its efforts to improve the capabilities of the naval service, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it will be acquiring four anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Philippine Navy (PN) within the period 2013 to 2017.

Col. Arnulfo M. Burgos, Jr., AFP spokesperson, said the decision to acquire ASW assets for the PN is part of country’s Medium Term Defense Acquisition List for the next four years.

The ASW choppers will be assigned to the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and the soon-to-come BRP Ramon Alcaraz and hopefully to the two “Maestrale” class missile-firing frigates from Italy being eyed by the Department of National Defense (DND) for acquisition by 2013.

Burgos declined to identify the manufacturer of the proposed ASW helicopters but said studies are now undergoing to identify the best and most affordable aircraft for the Philippines.

DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin earlier announced that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be getting 10 brand-new units of Eurocopter attack choppers to boost its fleet.

He added that this contract is worth P3.2 billion.

Gazmin said that the DND has already presented it to the government policy and procurement board for evaluation.

This was after the defense department recommended acquisition approval for the above-mentioned helicopters.

And should the contract be signed anytime this August, the DND chief said that the first four units will be delivered within the year.

“All these choppers are brandnew and fitted with weapons, navigation and sensor equipment,” Gazmin stressed.

The body of the Eurocopter is made from 80 percent carbon fiber reinforced polymer and kevlar, 11 percent aluminum, and six percent titanium.

The rotors are made from fiber-plastic able to withstand combat damage and bird strikes.
Protection against lightning and electromagnetic pulse is ensured by embedded copper/bronze grid and copper bonding foil.

Eurocopter’s armor can withstand 23 mm autocannon fire.

The helicopter can be equipped with a variety of air-to-ground weapons, rockets, and even air-to-air missiles and state-of-the-art sensor and navigation systems. (PNA)


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Aug 19 2012, 01:50 PM
:thumbsup: One each for Goyo & Monching and one each for the two Maestrales.

http://positivenewsmedia.com/blog/2012/08/phl-in-the-market-for-asw-helicopters/

MANILA, Aug. 19 (PNA) — As part of its efforts to improve the capabilities of the naval service, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it will be acquiring four anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Philippine Navy (PN) within the period 2013 to 2017.

Col. Arnulfo M. Burgos, Jr., AFP spokesperson, said the decision to acquire ASW assets for the PN is part of country’s Medium Term Defense Acquisition List for the next four years.

The ASW choppers will be assigned to the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and the soon-to-come BRP Ramon Alcaraz and hopefully to the two “Maestrale” class missile-firing frigates from Italy being eyed by the Department of National Defense (DND) for acquisition by 2013.

Burgos declined to identify the manufacturer of the proposed ASW helicopters but said studies are now undergoing to identify the best and most affordable aircraft for the Philippines.

DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin earlier announced that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be getting 10 brand-new units of Eurocopter attack choppers to boost its fleet.

He added that this contract is worth P3.2 billion.

Gazmin said that the DND has already presented it to the government policy and procurement board for evaluation.

This was after the defense department recommended acquisition approval for the above-mentioned helicopters.

And should the contract be signed anytime this August, the DND chief said that the first four units will be delivered within the year.

“All these choppers are brandnew and fitted with weapons, navigation and sensor equipment,” Gazmin stressed.

The body of the Eurocopter is made from 80 percent carbon fiber reinforced polymer and kevlar, 11 percent aluminum, and six percent titanium.

The rotors are made from fiber-plastic able to withstand combat damage and bird strikes.
Protection against lightning and electromagnetic pulse is ensured by embedded copper/bronze grid and copper bonding foil.

Eurocopter’s armor can withstand 23 mm autocannon fire.

The helicopter can be equipped with a variety of air-to-ground weapons, rockets, and even air-to-air missiles and state-of-the-art sensor and navigation systems. (PNA)


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This is indeed a very good news for us. Kudos to the Dept of National Defense!
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Positive development indeed use the Maestrales for their intended purpose and possibly fit ASW capability on WHECS? Though I sincerely doubt the details given on the attack helo acquisition (80% composite materials "can withstand 23 mm" fire :armyhuh: ) writer probably googled "Eurocopter attack helicopter" and returned you-know-what.
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Aug 19 2012, 02:37 PM
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Aug 19 2012, 01:50 PM
:thumbsup: One each for Goyo & Monching and one each for the two Maestrales.

http://positivenewsmedia.com/blog/2012/08/phl-in-the-market-for-asw-helicopters/

MANILA, Aug. 19 (PNA) — As part of its efforts to improve the capabilities of the naval service, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it will be acquiring four anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Philippine Navy (PN) within the period 2013 to 2017.

Col. Arnulfo M. Burgos, Jr., AFP spokesperson, said the decision to acquire ASW assets for the PN is part of country’s Medium Term Defense Acquisition List for the next four years.

The ASW choppers will be assigned to the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and the soon-to-come BRP Ramon Alcaraz and hopefully to the two “Maestrale” class missile-firing frigates from Italy being eyed by the Department of National Defense (DND) for acquisition by 2013.

Burgos declined to identify the manufacturer of the proposed ASW helicopters but said studies are now undergoing to identify the best and most affordable aircraft for the Philippines.

DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin earlier announced that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be getting 10 brand-new units of Eurocopter attack choppers to boost its fleet.

He added that this contract is worth P3.2 billion.

Gazmin said that the DND has already presented it to the government policy and procurement board for evaluation.

This was after the defense department recommended acquisition approval for the above-mentioned helicopters.

And should the contract be signed anytime this August, the DND chief said that the first four units will be delivered within the year.

“All these choppers are brandnew and fitted with weapons, navigation and sensor equipment,” Gazmin stressed.

The body of the Eurocopter is made from 80 percent carbon fiber reinforced polymer and kevlar, 11 percent aluminum, and six percent titanium.

The rotors are made from fiber-plastic able to withstand combat damage and bird strikes.
Protection against lightning and electromagnetic pulse is ensured by embedded copper/bronze grid and copper bonding foil.

Eurocopter’s armor can withstand 23 mm autocannon fire.

The helicopter can be equipped with a variety of air-to-ground weapons, rockets, and even air-to-air missiles and state-of-the-art sensor and navigation systems. (PNA)


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This is indeed a very good news for us. Kudos to the Dept of National Defense!
Eurocopter? What kind? The Fennec?

Miserere, must the reader always do the guessing game?

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so this means goyo and monching will also gain antisub capability - sonar and torpedo?
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Aug 19 2012, 05:20 PM
so this means goyo and monching will also gain antisub capability - sonar and torpedo?
Sort of.

There are providing helicopters that can do that, but not the ship itself has that capability.
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Since we're only getting 4 ASW helicopters, this means we're not getting additional WHECs and Maestral Frigates.
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Aug 19 2012, 06:05 PM
Since we're only getting 4 ASW helicopters, this means we're not getting additional WHECs and Maestral Frigates.
The recent JDW report stated that the AW-109 originally intended for the PAF will go to the PN instead, since the number of airframes mentioned is 10 so if 4 will be deployed on board Goyo, Monching and the coming 2 Maestrales, there will still be 6 left for probable additional Hamiltons and Maestrales.
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I think the 10 Eurocopter AH are a separate acquisition. Mr Burgos himself declined to identify the manufacturer of the proposed 4 naval choppers.
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Ok that was confusing, what is that 80% carbon fiber plastic rotor able to withstand 23mm shot? the 10 eurocopter fennec attack helicopter or the 4 anti sub helicopter that they refuse to say the kind except that it is a eurocopter brand?


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DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin earlier announced that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be getting 10 brand-new units of Eurocopter attack choppers to boost its fleet.

He added that this contract is worth P3.2 billion.

Gazmin said that the DND has already presented it to the government policy and procurement board for evaluation.

This was after the defense department recommended acquisition approval for the above-mentioned helicopters.

And should the contract be signed anytime this August, the DND chief said that the first four units will be delivered within the year.

“All these choppers are brandnew and fitted with weapons, navigation and sensor equipment,” Gazmin stressed.

The body of the Eurocopter is made from 80 percent carbon fiber reinforced polymer and kevlar, 11 percent aluminum, and six percent titanium.

The rotors are made from fiber-plastic able to withstand combat damage and bird strikes.

Protection against lightning and electromagnetic pulse is ensured by embedded copper/bronze grid and copper bonding foil.

Eurocopter’s armor can withstand 23 mm autocannon fire.


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The body of the Eurocopter Tiger is made from 80% carbon fibre reinforced polymer and kevlar, 11% aluminium, and 6% titanium. The rotors are made from fiber-plastic able to withstand combat damage and bird strikes. link
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Is this another wiki blunder report? or just Good news
Edited by paratorpe, Aug 19 2012, 09:04 PM.
Modernization should prioritize:

Patrol Ships with air/sub/ship detection, fast & lightly armed for Navy.
Surface Attack Aircraft with anti ship/sub attack capability for Airforce.
SAM with Radars, Close AA battery capable of shooting ground targets too for Army.
This triangle defense will work together and protect us from external threats.
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