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BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16); ex USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716)
Topic Started: Oct 19 2011, 02:36 PM (411,571 Views)
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Judging from how the PN continues to operate even the WW2 era ships it should be very obvious that it's very adept at maintaining its vessels.
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New Equipment For Navy Ships
By ELENA L. ABEN
September 8, 2012, 8:25pm


MANILA, Philippines -- A top defense official said the Hamilton-class cutters of the Philippine Navy (PN) will get sophisticated radars and an anti-ship missile system to make the vessels more capable of engaging intruders to Philippine territorial waters.

According to the official, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and the soon-to-arrive BRP Ramon Alcaraz, will be equipped with Harpoon, an anti-ship missile system, and will also be fitted with more sophisticated radars capable of detecting and tracking incoming surface threats and anti-missile and torpedo decoying systems.

The official said the Harpoon is the ideal missile system for Del Pilar and Alcaraz, noting that a sister-ship of the vessels, the USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717), has been fitted with the Harpoon missile launchers and test fired the weapons in January, 1990. Both Del Pilar and Alcaraz were acquired from the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

"These upgrades will make our Hamilton-class cutters more capable vessels. It will definitely satisfy our minimum deterrent capability as far as naval defense is concern," the official emphasized.

Del Pilar is currently the biggest ship of the Philippine Navy, while Alcaraz is due to arrive before the end of the year.

The vessels were originally equipped with an AN/SPS-40 air-search radar Mark 92 Fire Control System, and armed with one Oto Melara Mark-75 76mm gun, two Mark K-38 25mm machinegun systems, two Mark 36 SRBOC systems,

one Phalanx CIWS missile defense gun, along with multiple mounted M2HB .50 caliber machineguns, and M240 7.62mm machineguns.

But under the PN service, the weapons and sensor systems were removed with the exception of the Oto Melara Mark-75 76mm main gun.

"With the Harpoon, we will not be getting an unproven weapon system as the missile has been successfully test fired from the USCGC Mellon," said the defense official.

He added that the weapons refit might be done in the United States under a government-to-government deal.

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^^ Yeehaa! Why haven't you guys like that article above me yet???? Hope it's legit with no media reporting error! :banana: :banana: :banana:

What about CIWS for the whecs? Finally sooo :specool:
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Sep 9 2012, 03:47 AM
New Equipment For Navy Ships
By ELENA L. ABEN
September 8, 2012, 8:25pm


MANILA, Philippines -- A top defense official said the Hamilton-class cutters of the Philippine Navy (PN) will get sophisticated radars and an anti-ship missile system to make the vessels more capable of engaging intruders to Philippine territorial waters.

According to the official, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and the soon-to-arrive BRP Ramon Alcaraz, will be equipped with Harpoon, an anti-ship missile system, and will also be fitted with more sophisticated radars capable of detecting and tracking incoming surface threats and anti-missile and torpedo decoying systems.

The official said the Harpoon is the ideal missile system for Del Pilar and Alcaraz, noting that a sister-ship of the vessels, the USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717), has been fitted with the Harpoon missile launchers and test fired the weapons in January, 1990. Both Del Pilar and Alcaraz were acquired from the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

"These upgrades will make our Hamilton-class cutters more capable vessels. It will definitely satisfy our minimum deterrent capability as far as naval defense is concern," the official emphasized.

Del Pilar is currently the biggest ship of the Philippine Navy, while Alcaraz is due to arrive before the end of the year.

The vessels were originally equipped with an AN/SPS-40 air-search radar Mark 92 Fire Control System, and armed with one Oto Melara Mark-75 76mm gun, two Mark K-38 25mm machinegun systems, two Mark 36 SRBOC systems,

one Phalanx CIWS missile defense gun, along with multiple mounted M2HB .50 caliber machineguns, and M240 7.62mm machineguns.

But under the PN service, the weapons and sensor systems were removed with the exception of the Oto Melara Mark-75 76mm main gun.

"With the Harpoon, we will not be getting an unproven weapon system as the missile has been successfully test fired from the USCGC Mellon," said the defense official.

He added that the weapons refit might be done in the United States under a government-to-government deal.

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We're going to get the Harpoon?

Well that's great news.

Although quite old and could be intercepted, it will serve us well.

I am thinking of a local upgrade for the Harpoons just in case...
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Kasama ba sa package ang PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like this one for firing some missile weapons, such as this Harpoon:
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I sure hope this is true!
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Kasama ba sa package ang PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like this one for firing some missile weapons, such as this Harpoon:
Spear, dapat isama na nila yun, CCIE (Fire proof). Nan dun na rin lang sila! Pero yung shades hindi kasama yun. . he. . he. .!
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Sep 9 2012, 03:47 AM
New Equipment For Navy Ships
By ELENA L. ABEN
September 8, 2012, 8:25pm


MANILA, Philippines -- A top defense official said the Hamilton-class cutters of the Philippine Navy (PN) will get sophisticated radars and an anti-ship missile system to make the vessels more capable of engaging intruders to Philippine territorial waters.

According to the official, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and the soon-to-arrive BRP Ramon Alcaraz, will be equipped with Harpoon, an anti-ship missile system, and will also be fitted with more sophisticated radars capable of detecting and tracking incoming surface threats and anti-missile and torpedo decoying systems.

The official said the Harpoon is the ideal missile system for Del Pilar and Alcaraz, noting that a sister-ship of the vessels, the USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717), has been fitted with the Harpoon missile launchers and test fired the weapons in January, 1990. Both Del Pilar and Alcaraz were acquired from the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

"These upgrades will make our Hamilton-class cutters more capable vessels. It will definitely satisfy our minimum deterrent capability as far as naval defense is concern," the official emphasized.

Del Pilar is currently the biggest ship of the Philippine Navy, while Alcaraz is due to arrive before the end of the year.

The vessels were originally equipped with an AN/SPS-40 air-search radar Mark 92 Fire Control System, and armed with one Oto Melara Mark-75 76mm gun, two Mark K-38 25mm machinegun systems, two Mark 36 SRBOC systems,

one Phalanx CIWS missile defense gun, along with multiple mounted M2HB .50 caliber machineguns, and M240 7.62mm machineguns.

But under the PN service, the weapons and sensor systems were removed with the exception of the Oto Melara Mark-75 76mm main gun.

"With the Harpoon, we will not be getting an unproven weapon system as the missile has been successfully test fired from the USCGC Mellon," said the defense official.

He added that the weapons refit might be done in the United States under a government-to-government deal.

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Thanks McKoyzzz for the news intercept! This is beyond anybody's dream. This is what I call hard bargaining. I therefore retrack all that I said about shabby treatment of an ally.

This could be the new beginning, a totally turnaround from the . . hingi, libre syndrome( paghingi sa USA, pagbili, may pera sa iba naman kayo punta ?).

This is really a miracle-all the works, from air search radar, to CIWS. To top it pa, may anti torpedo decoys!
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It seemed this is true... also been reported by The Daily Tribune and Zambo Times...

If we remembered, DND and PN officials said that PF-16 will be "more lethal" than PF-15 when it arrives and will also carry some equipment and weapons for her (PF-15), then hopefully part of what they're doing now with Alcaraz in the US includes all these refits and upgrades...

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He added that the weapons refit might be done in the United States under a government-to-government deal.

it will be a total waste of time and money if both ships will be sent back to the US just for these installations... I presumed, they will install all of these (perhaps including the MK38 Mod2 gun) to PF-16, carry all of the same weaponry and radars for PF-15 and will be installed in PH upon arrival...
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Hope this latest news upgrade for the Hamiltons won't become KURYENTE ... but if its true then GO for the said weapons upgrade like Harpoons and MK38 Mod2 Bushmater guns
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