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General Discussion => Military Vehicles => Topic started by: Ayoshi on September 29, 2016, 10:29:31 PM

Title: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Ayoshi on September 29, 2016, 10:29:31 PM
ADAS 2016: New kit for Philippine marines | www.shephardmedia.com (https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/adas-2016-new-kit-philippine-marines/)
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In March the Philippines ordered eight Korea Amphibious Assault Vehicles (KAAV) (https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/dsa-2016-korean-aavs-destined-philippines/) from Hanwha Techwin for PHP2.423 billion ($52.6 million). An integrated logistics support package was included in the contract sum.

The KAAV is a licence-built version of the BAE Systems AAV7A1 (https://plus.shephardmedia.com/armouredvehicles/apcandifv/aav7a1/). HoJun Shin, manager of the overseas sales team of Hanwha Techwin’s defence business unit, confirmed that his company is ready for serial production.

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All eight are AAVP7A1 personnel-carrying variants fitted with a one-man turret mounting a K4 40mm automatic grenade launcher and K6 12.7mm machine gun.

A Philippine Navy spokesperson confirmed that four AAVs will be delivered in August 2018 and the remaining quartet in December the same year.

ADAS 2016: Hanwha targets growth opportunities in Philippines | IHS Jane's 360 (http://www.janes.com/article/64162/adas-2016-hanwha-targets-growth-opportunities-in-philippines) - 28 September 2016
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South Korea's Hanwha has pinpointed the Philippines as a target market for expansion following the company's contract, announced earlier this year, to supply amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) to the Philippine Marine Corps.

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Title: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Herbie on October 06, 2016, 01:47:04 AM
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Theater Mobility and Rapid Reaction. Due to the aging of PN lift platforms, the mobility of our forces within the theater of operations is severely affected, if not totally hampered. There is a need to acquire a capability to rapid move our forces that form part of the national maneuver force.

The programs 1, 2 and 3 Resource Managers shall collaborate in building our capability to deploy two (2) joint rapid reaction forces strategically located –one in Luzon and another in Mindanao to address two(2) major contingencies in any part of the archipelago at the same time. To provide this capability, the Philippine Navy needs to acquire eight (8) brand new units of Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV).

The AAV Project is the amphibious force component of the SSV, as launching platform, which was made separate and distinct from the SSV in consideration of contracting requirement. It could perform non- military operations for Humanitarian Assistance (HA), Disaster Response (DR), sealift and logistics, mobile government administration, search and rescue, assistance, mass evacuation and international HA/DR.

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on October 31, 2016, 01:07:47 AM
Practicing with the USMC. Soon . . . we will have our own.

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Philippine and U.S. Marines  provide supporting fire with U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles to simulate suppressing enemy forces during a mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 at Naval Education Training Command, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines, Oct. 5. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy Forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. Marines are with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Philippine Marines are with 4th Marine Company, Battalion Landing Team - 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere/Released)
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on October 04, 2017, 07:57:14 AM
Point to ponder

Hanwha Techwin set for restructuring

Jon Grevatt - IHS Jane's Defence Industry
28 April 2017

http://www.janes.com/article/69936/hanwha-techwin-set-for-restructuring
   
South Korean company Hanwha Techwin announced plans on 27 April to spin off some of its business activities into separate subsidiaries to promote the group’s competitiveness in domestic and international markets.

In a filing to the Korean Exchange (KRX), Hanwha Techwin – part of the Hanwha Corporation – said the restructuring would see activities including the manufacturing of artillery/military vehicles, energy systems, and industrial equipment split into affiliated companies.

Hanwha Techwin’s artillery systems and military vehicles include the K9 Thunder and K55A1 self-propelled howitzers and the K10 ammunition resupply vehicle.

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on October 05, 2017, 03:49:39 PM
From: https://hanwhalandsystems.co.kr/products/maneuver-control-system.html

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Manokski on October 12, 2017, 11:53:41 AM
Hope we got the full protection package.
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Juramentado on October 12, 2017, 09:27:25 PM
Nope. Like the FAP, Hanwha has blown up this project. They cannot obtain the licensing clearance from BAE to export new KAAVs. Currently they are desperately trying to keep the lid on this and retain the business by offering up to fourteen (14) EDA KAAVs. This is one of several stinky cheeses lighting up the DND cupboard.
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Manokski on October 12, 2017, 10:31:14 PM
What's the issue with the export license?
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Juramentado on October 12, 2017, 11:27:30 PM
Turns out they couldn't re-export to other countries. Whether or not it's a country specific block to the RP is unknown.
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on October 15, 2017, 03:49:04 PM
When the time comes . . . the fleet will be ready to take on PMC assets when they arrive.

https://www.facebook.com/militaryleak/videos/1820933831530823/?hc_ref=ARR1ACXEZVCqm7yE5wLMeExhvHHX-saRguYz0V8ZsGUY-b2fOp68my1wlWUGTrE-8_0&fref=gs&dti=781170378635478&hc_location=group

For the first time, U.S. Marine amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) embarked and launched on a Philippine Navy sea lift vessel, the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), off the coast of Luzon, Oct. 2-9, in order to expand both militaries’ operational support capabilities. This kind of integrated training prepares the Philippine vessel to carry Philippine Marine Corps AAVs in the future, which are slated for service in 2019. BRP Tarlac supports various operations, including maritime security, counterpiracy, counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and some law enforcement operations.

Bilateral integration of amphibious vehicles and naval vessels enhances the ability to provide relief to people in the region during humanitarian disasters, as well as move forces ashore during a violent terror crisis.

AAV-ship integration training took place as part of KAMANDAG, a U.S. and Philippine bilateral exercise which primarily focused on enhancing counterterrorism and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities.

KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mandirigna Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of Warriors from the Sea.”

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on January 11, 2018, 03:58:57 PM
Solon says P25-B AFP upgrades a message to terrorists: ‘We’re capable of defeating you’
Published January 10, 2018 7:31pm
By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/639237/solon-says-p25-b-afp-upgrades-a-message-to-terrorists-lsquo-we-rsquo-re-capable-of-defeating-you-rsquo/story/

House Appropriations Committee chair Karlo Nograles said that the P25-billion Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program will improve the military's fighting capabilities in all aspects.

In a news release, Nograles said the Department of National Defense has already given final approval of the details of the P25 billion for the modernization plan.

"We're talking about land, air, and sea upgrades for the AFP. This modernization program will erase doubts regarding the Duterte administration's commitment to our brave men and women in uniform and protecting the country as a whole," Nograles said.

"While our military personnel will no doubt enjoy their well-deserved increase in base pay this year, their morale will get another huge boost thanks to the new combat vehicles they will be getting," he added.

Included in the forthcoming purchases under the modernization plan are 24 attack helicopters worth P13.8 billion, one fixed wing jet worth P2 billion, and one turboprop patrol aircraft worth P1.8 billion.

"If the acquisition of the attack helicopters will be subject to a multi-year acquisition, then the list would also include 44 units of light attack tanks. These will be worth P9.4 billion," Nograles said.

The program will also include payment, through multi-year obligations, for two frigates, an amphibious assault vehicle, and a surveillance radar worth a total of P8 billion.

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: El_Filibusterismo1978 on January 12, 2018, 07:43:06 AM
44 units of light attack tanks --- ????

one fixed wing jet worth P2 billion ---- ???

one turboprop patrol aircraft worth P1.8 billion -----???


lost on translation...
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: aris_glock40 on January 12, 2018, 12:56:19 PM
44 units of light attack tanks --- ????

one fixed wing jet worth P2 billion ---- ???

one turboprop patrol aircraft worth P1.8 billion -----???


lost on translation...
OT-was it those intended for the CE's ride?  it was supposed to be the project of the past admin for the 250th that was stalled  :-\
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: LionFlyer on March 08, 2018, 07:40:13 PM
First units are supposed to be delivered this year.... and this is going to happen?
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on May 27, 2018, 06:55:45 AM
Video from the 120th PN anniversary

From: https://www.facebook.com/PTVph/videos/2147378628656129/

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on November 18, 2018, 06:43:23 AM
Stepping up training with desired equipment

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1922425337843304/

Photo c/o Glen Lee
November 13 at 8:37 PM
(11 13 2018)Korea-Philippine Marine Corps military exchanges and maintenance technician training in Pohang,South Korea.

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on November 18, 2018, 11:00:47 AM
Amphibious vehicles to boost Marines’ sea capabilities
By Priam Nepomuceno  November 5, 2018, 3:41 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1052916

MANILA -- Having amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) in the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) inventory will further boost its "limited sea basing" capability, Navy spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata said Sunday.

AAVs will allow PMC units to embark in any of the two strategic sealift vessels, the BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), if needed, he added.

"The PMC is essentially an amphibious ready force and part of our doctrine is that they can be embarked in our landing docks. Part of the doctrine is the so-called 'limited sea basing', which means that a battalion of Marines is always on board, at any one time, ready for any possible exigencies," Zata said in Filipino.

And once the AAVs are delivered to the PMC, this doctrine will be beefed up further as this will give the PMC more assets to do amphibious landing.

The PMC is slated to undertake delivery of eight Hanwha Techwin AAVs later this year or early 2019.

Contract for the vehicles is placed at PHP2.42 billion.

Some Marine troopers are now in South Korea, undergoing training to handle these AAVs. (PNA)
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on January 04, 2019, 03:36:01 PM
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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on January 10, 2019, 03:26:58 PM
PH Navy to receive 2 anti-sub helis, 4 AAVs in March
By Priam Nepomuceno January 9, 2019, 10:44 am

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1058345

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) is expected to receive in March its first two anti-submarine helicopters and four out of eight amphibious assault vehicles it has ordered for the Marine Corps.

This was disclosed by PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad during a chance interview shortly after the New Year's Call at the AFP Commissioned Officers' Club in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Tuesday.

"(Aside from the two anti-submarine) helicopters, 'yung (the) amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) ng (of the) Marines. Eight yun (order) pero four ang darating ngayong (but four of them will arrive in) March. Maganda 'yung capability nun (It has good capability)," he added.

Empedrad was referring to the AgustaWestland AW-159 "Wildcat" anti-submarine helicopter, which the PN has contracted for two units worth PHP5.4 billion, including weapons, mission essential equipment and integrated logistic support and the eight AAVs acquired from Hanwha Techwin for PHP2.42 billion.

The anti-submarine helicopters will give the PN the capability to detect and neutralize underwater threats while the AAVs will boosts the Marine Corps sea-based capability.

Also, Empedrad said that personnel expected to man the "Pohang"-class corvette donated by South Korea are expected to depart within this month and start training on the above-mentioned ship, with the intention of sailing it home within the soonest possible time. (PNA)
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on May 02, 2019, 02:44:51 PM
The unit that will operate the AAVs has been activiated

“ACTIVATION OF AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT VEHICLE (AAV) COMPANY, Assault Armor Battalion”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/2164475020305000/

Philippine Marine Corps conducted an activation ceremony of the Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) Company last 25th of April, 2019 in MBRB, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. The activation and preparation of the arrival of AAV is part of the AFP Modernization Project and an additional capability to the Corps. The ceremony was presided by MGEN ALVIN A PARREÑO AFP, Commandant, Philippine Marine Corps.

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on May 05, 2019, 03:37:47 PM
http://bemil.chosun.com (http://bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/bbs/view.html?b_bbs_id=10044&pn=1&num=217540&fbclid=IwAR3bh8DUVMBTHWdlr_oKEWRoPO6ldcADtKJbueC7XiXDBHnucNKU4Ha4LWs)

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on May 11, 2019, 11:08:33 AM
First batch of assault vehicles for Philippine Marine Corps arrives home
Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Defence Weekly
10 May 2019

https://www.janes.com/article/88434/first-batch-of-assault-vehicles-for-philippine-marine-corps-arrives-home?fbclid=IwAR3zAg24jmygRJuEjVU16RopKRCb8l_N5KBuTfFrYVERFHCHYk_aZdkcrK8

The first batch of four Korean amphibious assault vehicles (KAAVs) procured for the Philippine Marine Corps has arrived in-country, a source from within the Philippine Navy confirmed with Jane’s on 10 May.

The vehicles arrived just days after the Philippine Marine Corps conducted an ‘activation ceremony’ for its Amphibious Assault Vehicle Company, which was formally stood up on 25 April, said the source.

The vehicles that have arrived in the Philippines are part of a PHP2.42 billion (USD46 million) contract that was signed between the Philippine government and South Korean defence firm Hanwha Techwin in April 2016.

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on June 11, 2019, 03:27:00 PM
WATCH: The Philippine Marines shows its brand new Amphibious Assault Vehicle bought from Korea. At least two of them will be part of the assets of the 8th Marine Battalion that will be deployed to Sulu. Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Manokski on June 12, 2019, 03:09:10 AM
That answers the question on the add-on armor package.
Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on June 18, 2019, 08:52:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCTirau6jtA

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on June 20, 2019, 04:35:52 AM
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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Ayoshi on June 20, 2019, 07:19:23 AM
https://navaltoday.com/2019/06/19/philippine-navy-commissions-first-aw159-asw-helicopters/

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Ayoshi on September 24, 2019, 03:19:28 AM
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1168356/philippine-navy-hopes-to-get-16-more-aavs-12-fast-attack-craft

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Philippine Navy hopes to get 16 more AAVs, 12 fast attack craft
INQUIRER.net / 06:14 PM September 23, 2019

The two landing platform docks have a budget of around P5-billion. Bidding for the project is scheduled for Tuesday in Camp Aguinaldo.

“With the force mix of six AAVs per strategic sealift vessel, we need additional 16 AAVs since we will acquire two more strategic sealift vessels,” Empedrad said in his speech at the ceremonial blessing of four new AAVs and 3 MPACs at the Navy headquarters in Manila.

The four newly-commissioned AAVs are part of the eight new AAVs from Hanwha Defense. The other four were earlier commissioned in June.

“The versatile AAVs not only enhance by large ship-to-shore capabilities of the Philippine Marine Corps but can also provide combat firepower in different types of terrain as well as protection of Marine warriors,” he said.

During the blessing ceremony, Hanwha Defense also donated P20 million-worth of mission essential equipment for the AAVs.

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Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: Ayoshi on October 11, 2019, 01:00:14 PM
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1082876

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PH Marines testing new amphibious assault vehicles
October 11, 2019, 12:28 pm

"Since the AAVs are new in our inventory, we are maximizing our opportunities to put them into action because we are applying our amphibious doctrines and integrating it with the newly-acquired technology," Serapio said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday.

The constant handling and training with these AAVs would also increase the proficiency of Marine and Navy units tasked to man these vehicles, he added.

"This will also enhance the proficiency of our Marines and the Navy as a whole. Our Marine Corps regularly conducts retraining activities - rotational to every battalion to refresh their skills," Serapio said.

The first four AAVs were delivered last May and activated during the 121st founding anniversary of the Philippine Navy on June 17 at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite.

The second batch arrived in August and activated during short ceremonies at the PN headquarters in Naval Station Jose Andrada in  Roxas Boulevard, Manila last September 23.

The AAV contract, worth PHP2.42 billion, are armed with .50-caliber machine guns, 40mm grenade launchers and smoke launchers and will be used for amphibious landing operations.

They are based aboard the two strategic sealift vessels -- the BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602). (PNA)

See also: PMC conduct ship-to-shore amphibious landing from Tarlac-class SSV (http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=5578.0)

Title: Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
Post by: adroth on October 18, 2019, 08:50:32 AM
PH Marines getting familiar with new amphibious assault vehicles
By Priam Nepomuceno  October 11, 2019, 12:28 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1082876

MANILA -- The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) is familiarizing itself with the newly acquired and state-of-the-art amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) that are now participating in military drills.

PMC spokesperson Capt. Felix Serapio made this remark when asked on why these AAVs, of which eight were acquired from South Korean defense manufacturer, Hanwha Systems, are present in the just concluded "DAGIT-PA" exercise last September and why the same vehicles are again participating in another amphibious exercise off Ternate, Cavite this October 12 as part of the ongoing "KAMANDAG" drills.

During the "DAGIT PA" exercise, four AAVs participated in ship-to-shore exercise off Subic Bay, Zambales.

"DAGIT-PA" short for "Dagat-Langit-Lupa" is a joint exercise with Air Force, Navy, and Army units and ran from September 16 to 27 while "KAMANDAG" ("Kaagapay ng mga Mandirigma ng Dagat") is scheduled from October 9 to 18 and consists of Marine units from the Philippines, United States, and Japan.

"Since the AAVs are new in our inventory, we are maximizing our opportunities to put them into action because we are applying our amphibious doctrines and integrating it with the newly-acquired technology," Serapio said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday.

The constant handling and training with these AAVs would also increase the proficiency of Marine and Navy units tasked to man these vehicles, he added.

"This will also enhance the proficiency of our Marines and the Navy as a whole. Our Marine Corps regularly conducts retraining activities - rotational to every battalion to refresh their skills," Serapio said.

The first four AAVs were delivered last May and activated during the 121st founding anniversary of the Philippine Navy on June 17 at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite.

The second batch arrived in August and activated during short ceremonies at the PN headquarters in Naval Station Jose Andrada in  Roxas Boulevard, Manila last September 23.

The AAV contract, worth PHP2.42 billion, are armed with .50-caliber machine guns, 40mm grenade launchers and smoke launchers and will be used for amphibious landing operations.

They are based aboard the two strategic sealift vessels -- the BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602). (PNA)