Philippine Navy Discussion and Updates

Sandhi Yudha

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With such a limited budget and with problems in keeping the Gregorio del Pillar class frigates serviceable, ive have my doubt that starting an acquisition program of submarines will be a good idea.

 

Ananda

The Bunker Group

According to Jane's, Philippines now already throw the figure for Submarine acquisition plan. USD 1.47 bio is quite big for two subs, eventough the budget including cost to build supporting infrastructure and I presume logistics cost to train crew also and weapons package. However with that budget, they can aim for USD 400+ mio sub each. They can aim for either Scorpene or that improve DSME 1400.

I presume they will use around USD 500+ mio on building supporting infrastructure plus logistics backing. Just in my opinion, for that amount they seems enough capacity building to operate the plan two Submarines.

So far they have been able to deliver on LIFT, and Multipurpose Helicopters (S-70i), Frigates, and strong indication the T-129 attack helicopters will be acquired too.

Perhaps in later years of his administration, Duterte shown more seriousness on building Philippines armed forces.
 
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Sandhi Yudha

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According to Jane's, Philippines now already throw the figure for Submarine acquisition plan. USD 1.47 bio is quite big for two subs, eventough the budget including cost to build supporting infrastructure and I presume logistics cost to train crew also and weapons package. However with that budget, they can aim for USD 400+ mio sub each. They can aim for either Scorpene or that improve DSME 1400.

I presume they will use around USD 500+ mio on building supporting infrastructure plus logistics backing. Just in my opinion, for that amount they seems enough capacity building to operate the plan two Submarines.

So far they have been able to deliver on LIFT, and Multipurpose Helicopters (S-70i), Frigates, and strong indication the T-129 attack helicopters will be acquired too.

Perhaps in later years of his administration, Duterte shown more seriousness on building Philippines armed forces.
The first batch and second (and cancelled) batch of three Improved Chang Bogo Type 209/1400 class submarines ordered for the Indonesian Navy were around $ 1,1 - 1,2 billion from which i remember. So with $1,47 billion the Philippines can get 4 Type 209/1400 submarines or 2 DSME 2000 ton design boats with a lot of workshare and ToT, and new facilities.

But lets wait and see how this program develops.
 

Sandhi Yudha

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OCEA from France has pledged the equivalent of US$30 million for the construction of a shipyard, but the yard’s possible location have not yet been disclosed.

Being active in the world of defence, it is quite likely that OCEA plan to build vessels for the Philippine navy and coast guard, like the 84 meter long offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (pictured).

 

Sandhi Yudha

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced on 1 September that it has secured a contract worth about USD80 million to supply a “comprehensive naval warfare systems suite” for Shaldag Mk V fast patrol boats being built by Israel Shipyards for a "Southeast Asian country".

It is very likely that the warfare systems suite will equip the eight Shaldag Mk Vs ordered earlier this year by the Philippine Navy (PN), which on 14 May revealed it was expecting to receive the first three of these boats from Israel Shipyards in the first quarter of 2022.




The Gabriela Silang is a 84 meter long OCEA OPV 270 type of vessel, brandnew delivered in December 2019.

 
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Sandhi Yudha

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With the arrival of the Mistral 3, the Philippine Navy get its first 'real air defence system'.

It is unclear yet if it is delivered with a complete launch system, like the Simbad or Tetral, or just some Manpads-launchers
 

STURM

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Hopefully it's Simba or Tetral; a stabilsed mount integrated to the CMS.

Additional frigates, as well as UASs, is something the PN should focus on, rather than subs or Brahmos.
 
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