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#1 Corinthian

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 0839 AM

The BRP Tarlac is the PN's first Strategic Sealift Vessel LPD. Recently launched, it was built in Indonesia. It looks nice hehehe

http://www.navyrecog...ppine-navy.html

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It'll be the largest vessel of the PN. Another one is being built and will be delivered in 2017.

Nice way to start the year for the PN. ^_^

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 0847 AM

Philippines can into big navy ships :)



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 0854 AM

It does look nice. What choppers will be used?



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 0908 AM

No Hangar?

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1015 AM

Blue Water!!



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1031 AM

......and which ship will provide the escort......... ^_^



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1121 AM

just realized: a brand new ship for the philippine navy!


Not the usual handed down used old rust bucket that is the "new ship" for the PN.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1149 AM

It does look nice. What choppers will be used?

From the link,

 

The ship has a welldeck able to accommodate two landing craft (type LCU-23M). It has a capacity for up to 520 marines and 2,800 tons of cargo. The flight deck has two landing spots for helicopters (Sikorsky UH-60 type) and hangar capacity for one helicopter. The armament of the ship, in accordance with the requirements of the Philippine Navy, will include a 76mm Oto Melara main gun and two 25-mm guns at the stern.
 

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1409 PM

Now they need to buy a used jack barge to replace that rusted LST guarding a reef



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1432 PM

Helo will be the new AW109s we got early last year or 2014.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1437 PM

Now they need to buy a used jack barge to replace that rusted LST guarding a reef

 

No! BRP Sierra Madre was the Yamato of the philippine fleet, driving it ashore on a Spratley reef was their version of Operation Ten-Go, it shows the redoubtable dedication to the claim of these islands.
 



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1917 PM

:lol: Tony you are a riot :D :D :D

 

The current AW109s fly off the Del Pilar FFs / ex-Hamilton cutters. AFAIK, a few more are in order. While a third Hamilton is on the way, the AW109s can find themselves on the Tarlac LPDs. I dunno if we still have some S-60s. ISTR there's only one and it's used as a VIP helo (for the president).

 

News on the AW109s from last year:

 

http://www.janes.com...ent-on-frigates



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1918 PM

wouldn't placing a used oil drilling rig or similar platform make more sense to plant the flag and station soldiers on or near the reef? The Sierra Madre is falling apart and rusting away.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 1927 PM

ISTR that the Sierra Madre was being "converted" to a Fort Drum thingy, with some sections being concreted. Can't recall where I read that though.... I also recall seeing pix of some areas being given new steel plating. I think it was in a news story a year or so ago....

 

Somewhat related, in case any of you are interested in the Philippine military's modernization:

 

maxdefense.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-good-2015-for-armed-forces-of.html

 

Just don't read the blog comments hehehehe ;)



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 0837 AM

The Philippines is officially much more powerfully-armed than New Zealand.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 1556 PM

No Hangar?

There is one. The ship's a variant of these -

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Indonesian LPDs Surabaya (591) & Banjarmasin (592). Its superstructure is long, like 591, but I don't know how wide the hangar entrance is. It's supposed to take two medium helicopters.

 

Four plus a similar predecessor (now a hospital ship) built for Indonesia, two each building for Peru & Philippines. Korean design, First two & the hospital ship built in Korea, Peruvian ships in Peru, rest in Indonesia.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 1831 PM

I See. thanks. The model's super structure seemed too small for one to me.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 2009 PM

Why does the Philippine navy not just push through the Chinese blockade of the LST? I doubt very much the PLN is going to shoot over that.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 2237 PM

Why does the Philippine navy not just push through the Chinese blockade of the LST? I doubt very much the PLN is going to shoot over that.

 

The Philippines is playing a diplomatic game, where it's best to show off itself as a victim to Chinese aggressiveness, and that its efforts are peaceful compared to China's sabre rattling, all to get international support. Run the blockade would mean the Philippines is trying to force things even if China is perceived to be the "bully" and will only give ammo to China's version of events that it is the Philippines - not China - that is causing all this trouble in the South China Sea.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 0515 AM

ISTR that the Sierra Madre was being "converted" to a Fort Drum thingy, with some sections being concreted.

 

OMG, the philippine defence ministry must be reading my ramblings! :D :o :D
 






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