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General Discussion => AFP Modernization & Defense Acquisitions => Topic started by: adroth on October 25, 2017, 05:14:30 AM

Title: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on October 25, 2017, 05:14:30 AM
Now that we have publicly available information about the hull numbers, it's time to create the discussion for the second PN Frigate. The same way we created the second SSV thread.

For information about Frigate #1, see here: http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=35.0

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Press release from Kelvin Hughes. Reproduced in its entirety.

SHARPEYE™ RADAR SYSTEM FOR PHILIPPINE NAVY FAP
23 Oct 2017

https://www.kelvinhughes.com/news/300-sharpeye-radar-system-for-philippine-navy-fap

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have contracted Kelvin Hughes to supply I Band and E/F Band SharpEye™ radars.

The Philippine Navy Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) was awarded to HHI in October 2016 to build two 2,600 ton frigates for hand over starting in 2020. Kelvin Hughes has announced it is to supply HHI two SharpEye™ navigation radars along with multifunction bridge radar displays for the Philippine Navy FAP.

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The new naval vessels for the Philippine Navy are expected to have enhanced survivability, seakeeping and manoeuvring capability and be operable in up to Sea State 5 and also have stealth characteristics. The vessels (hull numbers P159 and P160) will be further complemented by the low Radar Cross Section (RCS) design of the upmast SharpEye™ radar sensor carbon fibre housing and antenna turning unit. What’s more the reduced probability of intercept by ESM equipment characteristic inherent from the SharpEye™’s 300W low power output further aligns to the requirements derived from the HHI HDF-3000 frigate design.



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https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/rok/hdf-3000.htm

The HDF-3000 type Frigate is the latest multi-purpose combatant designed by HHI in late 2000 under ROKN FFX Program. The modern, powerful, stealthy frigate will replace HDF-2000 Ulsan Class Frigate which had been operating as major force of ROKN ever since delivery by HHI in 1980 HDF-2000H is derivative and 2nd generation of HDF-2000 with helicopter landing deck and hangar, applying stealth technology.

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Title: Re: P160 - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: adroth on October 25, 2017, 02:29:41 PM
Lively discussion on the companion discussion on the forum's FB extension

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1467457336673442/

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Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: adroth on May 01, 2018, 10:59:58 PM
Hyundai Heavy Industries to start construction of PH Navy’s frigate
By: Frances G. Mangosing - @inquirerdotnet INQUIRER.net / 07:39 PM
May 01, 2018


South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries will finally start the construction of the Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable frigate, one of the country’s biggest military modernization projects worth P18 billion.

The steel-cutting ceremony was held on Monday at the company’s headquarters in Ulsan, South Korea’s state media Yonhap News reported.

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Milestone     Description     Details
           
Critical Design Review     Approval and submission of Plan and Detail Design for the project

Purchase order of steel / major equipment
     Completed March 23, 2018 under Commodore Alberto Carlos. See here (http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=35.msg10397#msg10397).

Original schedule: 10 months after issuance of NTP


               
Steel Cutting Frigate 1     At least 50% of the steel for Frigate 1 received / available on site of builder

Cutting of steel required for two blocks of Frigate 1 completed
     May 1, 2018.

               
Steel Cutting Frigate 2        At least 50% of the steel for Frigate 2 received / available on site of builder

Cutting of steel required for two blocks of Frigate 2 completed. To be completed in September. Three months ahead of 6 month schedule.
        n/a

Original schedule: 18 months after issuance of NTP, 6 months from Steel cutting of Frigate #1


               
Keel Laying Frigate 1        Completion of at least two blocks of Frigate 1

Delivery of major equipment identified during design review
        n/a

Original schedule: 20 months after issuance of NTP



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Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: adroth on May 02, 2018, 03:02:44 AM
From: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/166416/hyundai-heavy-industries-start-construction-ph-navys-frigate#ixzz5EHJgebQl

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The construction of the second frigate, meanwhile, will start in September. It will be delivered to the Philippines in the first half of 2021.

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Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: adroth on September 19, 2018, 12:13:48 AM
We appear to be on track with the steel cutting for Frigate #2.  :)

From: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/166416/hyundai-heavy-industries-start-construction-ph-navys-frigate#ixzz5EHJgebQl

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The construction of the second frigate, meanwhile, will start in September. It will be delivered to the Philippines in the first half of 2021.

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Milestone     Description     Details
           
Critical Design Review     Approval and submission of Plan and Detail Design for the project

Purchase order of steel / major equipment
     Completed March 23, 2018 under Commodore Alberto Carlos. See here (http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=35.msg10397#msg10397).

Original schedule: 10 months after issuance of NTP


               
Steel Cutting Frigate 1     At least 50% of the steel for Frigate 1 received / available on site of builder

Cutting of steel required for two blocks of Frigate 1 completed
     May 1, 2018.

               
Steel Cutting Frigate 2        At least 50% of the steel for Frigate 2 received / available on site of builder

Cutting of steel required for two blocks of Frigate 2 completed. ETA September. Three months ahead of the original six months schedule.
        September, 2018


               
Keel Laying Frigate 1        Completion of at least two blocks of Frigate 1

Delivery of major equipment identified during design review
        n/a

Original schedule: 20 months after issuance of NTP


Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: adroth on September 19, 2018, 01:39:30 PM
Steel cutting ceremony. Photo c/o PN

https://twitter.com/FMangosingINQ/status/1042278637016240128

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Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: adroth on September 22, 2018, 09:58:04 AM
Hyundai cuts steel for Philippine Navy’s second 107 m frigate
Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International
21 September 2018

https://www.janes.com/article/83192/hyundai-cuts-steel-for-philippine-navy-s-second-107-m-frigate

Key Points

Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun construction work on a second HDF-3000 frigate on order for the Philippine Navy

The service is on track to receive both vessels by 2021
Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: adroth on December 20, 2018, 12:57:08 PM
Lorenzana reveals names of PH's first-missile capable frigates
By Priam Nepomuceno December 20, 2018, 12:18 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1057131

MANILA -- The two missile-armed frigates now being constructed by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will be named BRP Antonio Luna and BRP Jose Rizal, two of the country's leading patriots.

This was bared by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when asked on the possible names of the two ships Thursday.

He added that these names are fitting as they are of Filipino heroes.

Rizal, the country's national hero, is known for his writings, which inspired the Philippine Revolution, against the abuses committed by Spanish colonial authorities while Luna is known for his staunch resistance against the Americans during the Philippine-American War.

The construction of the first missile-armed frigates is going smoothly, Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said earlier.

"(Construction for) our (first-missile) frigate is moving forward, darating na s’ya sa February (or) March of 2020, all systems go and we should very happy, we should be happy for our country," he added.

The keel-laying for the first-missile-armed frigate took place last Oct. 16 in Ulsan, South Korea while the steel-cutting for the second ship took place last September 17.

HHI is expected to lay the keel for the second frigate by the first quarter of 2019.

The Philippines and HHI signed a PHP16-billion contract for two missile-armed frigates, with another PHP2 billion set aside for its weapon systems and munition. The projected delivery date for the first frigate is by 2020 and the second one, in 2021.

“The ceremony was conducted at the building dock number 6 of the Special and Naval Shipbuilding Division of HHI. Three blocks of the first PN frigate (with HHI Project Number 159) was installed on the dock,” Capt. Sergio Bartolome, the PN officer supervising the project, earlier said.

Keel-laying formally starts the ship construction and is among the four highlights of a vessel’s life, with the other three being launching, commissioning and decommissioning.

The keel is also considered the backbone of any ship and its breakage will result in the destruction and sinking of any water craft. The steel-cutting for the first frigate took place last April. (PNA)

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Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: firstknight on January 25, 2019, 10:23:37 PM
per maxdefense post P160 will be named BRP Antonio Luna
Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: adroth on February 06, 2019, 09:41:42 AM
DND opens bids for ammo of 2 PH Navy frigates
By Priam Nepomuceno  February 5, 2019, 1:25 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1061017?fbclid=IwAR3YUGjeCwShaFimj5OXg5N2QVA-Cpk-5LJlupS1eM7sr3Kgoq2Iwvi98VE

MANILA -- The Department of National Defense (DND) on Tuesday announced that it has begun the acquisition process for the ammunition needed to arm the 76-mm automatic main cannons and 30-mm secondary cannons of the two missile-equipped frigates, being constructed by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

An invitation to bid bulletin posted on the DND website indicated that PHP77,536,964 is the approved budget for the so-called Frigate Acquisition Project Lot 2C Sublot-1 or the acquisition for the 76-mm ammunition.

Meanwhile, the budget for the Frigate Acquisition Project Lot 2C Sublot-2 or the acquisition for the 30-mm ammunition, is placed at PHP100 million. Both will be sourced from the AFP Modernization Trust Fund.

Winning bidders are required to deliver the items within 240 calendar days upon receipt of the Notice to Proceed.

They must also have completed a similar project in the past 10 years, DND Bids and Awards Committee 1 chair, Assistant Secretary Manuel Felino V. Ramos, said in the bulletin.

The pre-bid conference for both projects will be held at the DND Bids and Awards Committee Conference Room, Basement, Left Wing, DND Building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City at 10 a.m. on February 7.

The opening of the bids will be held at the same venue at 10 a.m. on February 21.

Earlier, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the two missile-armed frigates being constructed by HHI will be named BRP Antonio Luna and BRP Jose Rizal, two of the country's leading patriots.

He added that these names are fitting as they came from Filipino heroes.

Rizal is considered the country's national hero for his writing against the abuses committed by Spanish colonial authorities that inspired the Philippine Revolution.

Luna, meanwhile, is known for his staunch resistance against the Americans during the Philippine-American War.

The construction for the first missile-armed frigates is proceeding smoothly, Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad announced.

"(Construction for) our (first-missile) frigate is moving forward. It will arrive in February (or) March of 2020. All systems go and we should very happy. We should be happy for our country," he added.

The keel-laying for the first-missile-armed frigate took place in Ulsan, South Korea on October 16 last year, with steel-cutting for the second ship taking place last September 17.

HHI is expected to lay the keel for the second frigate by the first quarter of 2019.

The Philippines and HHI signed a PHP16-billion contract for two missile-armed frigates, with another PHP2 billion set aside for its weapon systems and munition. The projected delivery date for the first frigate is by 2020 and the second one, in 2021.

“The ceremony was conducted at the building dock number 6 of the Special and Naval Shipbuilding Division of HHI. Three blocks of the first PN frigate (with HHI Project Number 159) was installed on the dock,” Capt. Sergio Bartolome, the PN officer supervising the project, earlier said.

Keel-laying formally starts the ship's construction and is among the four highlights of a vessel life with the other three being the launch, commissioning and decommissioning.

The keel is also considered the backbone of any ship and breakage will result in the destruction and sinking of any water craft.

The steel-cutting for the first frigate took place last April. (PNA)
Title: Re: FAP#2 (P160) - PN Frigate Acquisition Program
Post by: El_Filibusterismo1978 on March 07, 2019, 04:09:16 PM
just a guide in case ESSM will be considered for the PN Frigates..

https://www.janes.com/article/86917/essm-selected-for-finland-s-squadron-2020-corvette-programme

$94.5 million for ESSM surface-to-air missiles, together with launcher units, spare parts, required supplementary parts, and the related software package...
Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna - Frigate #2 (P160) [PN Frigate Acquisition Program]
Post by: adroth on March 12, 2019, 03:23:45 AM
Philippine Navy’s first missile-armed frigate set for May launch
By: Frances Mangosing -
Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 04:15 PM March 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Navy’s first of two missile-armed frigates will be launched in May this year.

In an interview with military radio station DWDD, Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said he would be with Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana in South Korea from May 17 to 19 to witness the launching.

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The launching of BRP Jose Rizal will be followed by the keel-laying of the second missile-armed frigate BRP Antonio Luna, Empedrad said.

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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna - Frigate #2 (P160) [PN Frigate Acquisition Program]
Post by: adroth on May 23, 2019, 10:13:01 AM
Keel laying

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/2197593246993177/

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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna - Frigate #2 (P160) [PN Frigate Acquisition Program]
Post by: adroth on May 24, 2019, 01:13:31 PM
https://youtu.be/7OA7Ji6Ys1I

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Title: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: adroth on May 26, 2019, 01:54:15 AM
LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 08:05 PM May 25, 2019

GUMI, South Korea — Hanwha Systems, the chosen supplier of the combat management systems (CMS) for the Philippine Navy’s upcoming frigates, opened up its facilities to Philippine media recently.

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Manila-based reporters were given a chance to have a quick look at the integrated combat management systems’ test site for BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), the second missile-capable frigate which formally started its construction this week.

The selection of the CMS for the first purposely-built missile-capable frigates of the Philippine Navy attracted public attention last year.

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Tacticos Thales is compatible with Tactical Data Link 16, a military data exchange network used by the navies of NATO, the United States, and other countries. Hanwha System’s Naval Shield compatibility with TDL 16 is still being developed.

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries insisted on choosing the CMS for the Philippine ships, citing a part of the contract. While it first offered Tacticos Thales to the Philippine Navy, it later switched to Naval Shield of Hanwha System.

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Hanwha Systems senior manager of overseas business support team Sam Soo Kim told reporters on Wednesday that their standard comprehensive testing for TDL 16 with the US had been delayed to late 2020 due to change of requirements in transmission by the Korean armed forces.

According to Kim, it’s the US that conducts the final and official tests for the certification of TDL 16 compatibility.

But he said they had developed an exclusive tactical data link system called “Link P” for the two frigates of the Philippine Navy being built by HHI.

This can communicate with other similar tactical data link systems and has a 32-digit key code encryption to ensure data security.

“There is 32 digit key code for encrypting (‘Link P’) and we will give this freedom (to the PN) to change the key code. Normally the password has 10 digits. Hacking of this password takes millions of years. That’s the theory. Thirty-two digits is a very long password. Philippine Navy can randomly put in this system,” Kim said.

Empedrad said the TDL 16 compatibility for the Philippine frigates would require a different procurement activity for the government.

“TDL is not part of the contract. Wala naman nakalagay. It is provided with space but not (supplied) with. Pag binili yun, pwede agad isalpak,” he said.

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Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: adroth on May 26, 2019, 02:01:22 AM
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Manila-based reporters were given a chance to have a quick look at the integrated combat management systems’ test site for BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151). (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

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The combat management system (CMS) is considered the “brains” of warships. (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

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Inside the integrated combat management systems’ test site for BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151). (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

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Hanwha Systems senior manager of overseas business support team Sam Soo Kim said they had developed an exclusive tactical data link system called “Link P” for the two frigates of the Philippine Navy being built by HHI. This can communicate with other similar tactical data link systems and has a 32-digit key code encryption to ensure data security. (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

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“Normally the password has 10 digits. Hacking of this password takes millions of years. That’s the theory. Thirty-two digits is a very long password,” says Sam Soo Kim, Hanwha Systems senior manager of the overseas business support team. (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1123230/look-inside-the-cms-test-site-for-philippine-navy-frigates#ixzz5oxdhye16
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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna - Frigate #2 (P160) [PN Frigate Acquisition Program]
Post by: adroth on May 26, 2019, 02:02:05 AM
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Manila-based reporters were given a chance to have a quick look at the integrated combat management systems’ test site for BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151). (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

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The combat management system (CMS) is considered the “brains” of warships. (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

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Inside the integrated combat management systems’ test site for BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151). (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

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Hanwha Systems senior manager of overseas business support team Sam Soo Kim said they had developed an exclusive tactical data link system called “Link P” for the two frigates of the Philippine Navy being built by HHI. This can communicate with other similar tactical data link systems and has a 32-digit key code encryption to ensure data security. (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

(http://defenseph.net/bootcamp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-4.png)

“Normally the password has 10 digits. Hacking of this password takes millions of years. That’s the theory. Thirty-two digits is a very long password,” says Sam Soo Kim, Hanwha Systems senior manager of the overseas business support team. (Photo by FRANCES MANGOSING / INQUIRER.net)

Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1123230/look-inside-the-cms-test-site-for-philippine-navy-frigates#ixzz5oxdhye16
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Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: Buster1123 on May 26, 2019, 10:42:50 AM
I find it really funny that people (the same familiar yellowtard personalities) are still whining about "CMS and Link 16 issue" in social media, when all their points and concerns had already been answered/addressed before, still whining as if they are the ones who will be operating these frigates. If there really were illegalities, just file a case in the court already and quit all the BS in the social media.
Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: grail on May 26, 2019, 10:54:42 AM
I find it really funny that people (the same familiar yellowtard personalities) are still whining about "CMS and Link 16 issue" in social media, when all their points and concerns had already been answered/addressed before, still whining as if they are the ones who will be operating these frigates. If there really were illegalities, just file a case in the court already and quit all the BS in the social media.

True. There is no legal basis to cancel the contract based on their personal preference, otherwise this project would have been cancelled already.
Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on May 26, 2019, 04:18:24 PM
BRP Jose Rizal, BRP Antonio Luna first real combat ships for PH
By Priam Nepomuceno  May 21, 2019, 9:13 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1070312

SEOUL -- The missile-armed frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), which is scheduled to be launched at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea's southeastern city of Ulsan on Thursday, is the first combat vessel to be designed and purposely acquired for the Philippine Navy (PN), whose fleet is mostly composed of second-hand ships acquired from allies.

"She (BRP Jose Rizal) is the first combat ship to be designed and acquired for the PN along with her sister-ship, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) whose steel-cutting is also scheduled for this week," said Navy spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata in an interview with the Philippine News Agency late Monday.

Launching is considered the four highlights of a vessel's life with the other three being keel-laying, commissioning, and decommissioning while steel-cutting is considered the formal start of a ship's construction.

The two ships will be armed with a variety of sensors and weapons capable of detecting and neutralizing surface, sub-surface and air threats.

Once the two ships are commissioned into PN service by 2020 and 2021, Zata said these will help secure the country's maritime chokepoints or primary sea routes used for trade, logistics, and naval operations from the above-mentioned threats.

The Philippines and HHI signed a PHP16 billion contract for two missile-armed frigates, with another PHP2 billion set aside for its weapon systems and munition.

Also, Zata said the two ships will become more capable once the two AgustaWestland AW-159 anti-submarine helicopters are integrated into operations.

This is because the AW-159s will extend the range of the ships in detecting and neutralizing surface and sub-surface threats, he added.

This is possible because of the helicopters heavy missile and torpedo weaponry and its various surveillance detections including sonar for submarine location and hunting.

The two AW-159s are expected to be commissioned into PN service by May 27, which coincides with the Navy's 121st anniversary.

These aircraft were acquired for PHP5.4 billion including its munition, mission essential equipment and integrated logistic support.

The AW-159 (previously called the Future Lynx and Lynx Wildcat) is an improved version of the Westland Super Lynx military helicopter.

The helicopter has been ordered for the Royal Navy and British Army.

It is capable of speeds of 291 km/h (181 mph), range of 777 km (483 miles), ferry range of 963 km (598 miles) and an endurance of one and a-half hours (fours hours and 30 minutes if fitted with auxiliary fuel).

The AW-159 can also be armed with rockets, machine guns, missiles, torpedoes and depth charges. (PNA)
Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: LionFlyer on May 26, 2019, 08:09:41 PM
Still, a pertinent issue remains. Why is the supposed reason for the delay a dependency on ROK's requirement? I would have thought PN paid for TDL support, regardless of ROK and they could have got ahead as a separate, PN specific version of ICMS release.

As for project delays, meh. I have sat on both sides the fence.. haven't seen any major system integration projects not gotten delayed. As long as both parties understand why and come to a mutually agreed accomodation, projects will move ahead.
Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: maverick2007 on May 29, 2019, 07:50:43 PM
I find it really funny that people (the same familiar yellowtard personalities) are still whining about "CMS and Link 16 issue" in social media, when all their points and concerns had already been answered/addressed before, still whining as if they are the ones who will be operating these frigates. If there really were illegalities, just file a case in the court already and quit all the BS in the social media.

True. There is no legal basis to cancel the contract based on their personal preference, otherwise this project would have been cancelled already.

I really hate that guy name max , he's insinuator and instigator by feeding his supporter with raw data.
Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: adroth on May 30, 2019, 05:45:42 AM
Folks, make no mistake, the CMS acquisition was a clusterf*ck.

It was the first time that the PN had ever mounted a project that complicated -- and they waited to bring a consultant onboard AFTER the started the project. It also didn't help that PN Modernization Office, which had been responsible for managing the TWG to make sure they were doing their jobs right, was dissolved before the Frigate Acquisition Project.

Mis-steps were inevitable. It's a miracle that the project actually move ahead at all. If anything, it is a testament to the powers that be to get things done despite controversy.

That being said, there are two undeniable facts that people aren't getting . . . but really should:

- The CMS on the Jose Rizal class ships are the most sophisticated systems ever installed on a Philippine Navy vessel in the service's 121-year history. Period.

- Because of the imported nature of the two CMS candidates, there was a sales representative that got their commission, and another that didn't.

A lot of the comparisons about which systems are better than the other is -- ultimately -- debatable. But dwell the second bullet point a bit, and then take this into consideration:

http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=2499.0
Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: adroth on May 30, 2019, 02:11:24 PM
ABS-CBN News
Published on May 22, 2019
Nilinaw ng Hyundai na hindi sila dumaan sa padrino para makuha ang P18 bilyon frigate contract ng Philippine Navy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=a-ubIbu1k7U

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Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: grail on May 30, 2019, 03:19:28 PM
Folks, make no mistake, the CMS acquisition was a clusterf*ck.

It was the first time that the PN had ever mounted a project that complicated -- and they waited to bring a consultant onboard AFTER the started the project. It also didn't help that PN Modernization Office, which had been responsible for managing the TWG to make sure they were doing their jobs right, was dissolved before the Frigate Acquisition Project.

Mis-steps were inevitable. It's a miracle that the project actually move ahead at all. If anything, it is a testament to the powers that be to get things done despite controversy.

That being said, there are two undeniable facts that people aren't getting . . . but really should:

- The CMS on the Jose Rizal class ships are the most sophisticated systems ever installed on a Philippine Navy vessel in the service's 121-year history. Period.

- Because of the imported nature of the two CMS candidates, there was a sales representative that got their commission, and another that didn't.

A lot of the comparisons about which systems are better than the other is -- ultimately -- debatable. But dwell the second bullet point a bit, and then take this into consideration:

http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=2499.0

yes it was a clusterf.... however "legally speaking" all the equipment and systems in place complies with the minimum technical specifications set, so we can whine all we want but there is no basis for us to cancel the contract just because we did not get the exact equipment that we wished for. The current admin has no choice but to accept the frigate and remove those causing the delay on our side.
Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: adroth on May 31, 2019, 05:41:51 AM
Time-to-delivery was essential. The administration is keenly aware that it can only "buy time" for so long before it actually needs to show its teeth. The Frigates are part of that. The project was what it was when it got it . . . so it ran with it.

Even if was legal basis for cancellation . . . could we really afford to delay it further . . . and hope that the next administration doesn't change its mind for one reason or another?

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It'll be interesting to see if the South Korean DAPA lets us get skin in the game and allow us to make our indigenous CMS based on what we now have:

http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=3035.0
Title: Re: LOOK: Inside the CMS test site for Philippine Navy frigates
Post by: adroth on May 31, 2019, 06:09:38 AM
I find it really funny that people (the same familiar yellowtard personalities) are still whining about "CMS and Link 16 issue" in social media, when all their points and concerns had already been answered/addressed before, still whining as if they are the ones who will be operating these frigates. If there really were illegalities, just file a case in the court already and quit all the BS in the social media.

Controversy is always good for newspapers and meme generation. When people don't read the specs, it's easy to fall for memes, especially when looking to justify preconceived notions about people in power rather than looking for facts.

Consider this

Empedrad said the TDL 16 compatibility for the Philippine frigates would require a different procurement activity for the government.

“TDL is not part of the contract. Wala naman nakalagay. It is provided with space but not (supplied) with. Pag binili yun, pwede agad isalpak,” he said.

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Empedrad, for all of the reported unpopularity (http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=2800.0) of the man in real life, is correct as he was referring to this

Administrator's note: See also Frigate Acquisition Project thread index (http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=35.0) for this, and other, sub-systems

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PN requirements as per SBB# PN-FAP-16-01

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At the end of the day, South Korea -- alone -- can't integrate Link16 with our ships as the US needs to involved in the installation. It's a US-led data-sharing system so they have final say on who gets on, and HOW things get on their system.

"Hanwha still has to develop a Link-16 system..."

Dead giveaway that even the good admiral has been misinformed about TADIL(now just TDL) Link-16. The Koreans need not develop a Link-16 hardware component because it isn't there's to develop, they are not allowed to. Link-16 networks are controlled entirely by the US-based MIDS International Program Office, an office in the Pentagon controlled by the USN and a French officer typically, well... them and the original partner NATO countries.

The program office controls ALL work. Literally ALL WORK.

For example: When the PAF wanted to interface with Link-16, they asked for permission from the office and sent them a requirement for MIDS LVT hardware to be installed into the FA-50s. The IPO worked the request, and got approval from the partner nations on our behalf. They then drafted our requirements into an RFI and got quotes, then picked a contractor for us. The work is stamped a form of high-security FMS, with very specific conditions and restrictions.

The program office chosen contractor then flew to Korea to install the datalink kit into our FA-50s, with some assistance from DAPA and KAI.

Literally at no point in the decision making or hardware process were the Koreans or the Philippines ever involved. None. We were just there to receive the airplanes with the radios and terminals already installed. This is what I've been trying to get everyone to understand.

Naval Shield DOES NOT MATTER, because the Koreans do not have direct access to the TDL hardware... like Canada, Australia, Japan, UAE, Saudi Arabia... the list goes on of richer, more technologically capable countries who are simply at the mercy of the Program Office.

In the case of the Philippines, JUSMAG needs to get onboard. The same would have been true even if Tacticos got the contract.

https://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=277.0
Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on June 07, 2019, 01:53:56 PM
Korean shipbuilder eyes April 2020 delivery of BRP Jose Rizal – Navy chief
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 10:19 AM June 06, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable frigate, the future BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), could be delivered by April 2020.

In an interview aired on ABS CBN News Channel on Wednesday night, Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said the Korean shipbuilder of the Philippine Navy frigates, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), has intentions to deliver it months ahead of the previously announced target date September 2020.

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The second frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), is expected to be delivered by March 2021.

Empedrad said the BRP Jose Rizal will sail to Subic Bay on reaching the Philippines from South Korea. Navy personnel would be part of the crew but they would not be the ones to sail it to the Philippines.

“We will send our personnel there to train but based on the contract, the delivery of the ship is in Subic Bay. Ang mag-sail ng barko ay hindi Navy. We will have our crew as part of the sailing crew but they will not sail the ship back to the Philippines,” he said.

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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: Ayoshi on August 31, 2019, 02:41:10 AM
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1078985

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PH's 2nd missile frigate launch set in November
August 29, 2019, 11:03 am

The launching ceremonies will take place at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.

The BRP Jose Rizal, the country's first missile frigate, was launched at the same facility last May 23.

The first missile frigate is expected to be delivered to the PN by April 2020 while the BRP Antonio Luna is scheduled for September of the same year.

The Philippines and HHI signed a PHP16-billion contract for two missile-armed frigates with another PHP2 billion set aside for its weapon systems and munition.
Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on November 08, 2019, 03:04:32 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/FMangosingINQ/status/1192682555272658944

Today in Ulsan, South Korea: Ship launch for PH Navy’s second missile-capable frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) at Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard. Defense Sec. Lorenzana, top defense and Navy officers were in attendance. A guest at the event shared these photos to Inquirer.

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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on November 09, 2019, 10:48:41 AM
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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on November 09, 2019, 10:51:23 AM
https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/videos/558220141605884/
Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on May 28, 2020, 11:34:45 PM
https://twitter.com/FMangosingINQ/status/1262351095973638146

Here’s an undated video of the future BRP Jose Rizal and BRP Antonio Luna moored side by side at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, SoKor. The PH govt signed a deal with HHI for the construction of 2 frigates for P16 billion in 2016. Video shared to
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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on May 28, 2020, 11:39:04 PM
Missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal heralds PH Navy modernization
By Priam Nepomuceno  May 26, 2020, 10:48 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1103918

MANILA – The arrival of the prospective BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) last May 23, the Philippine Navy's (PN) first missile-capable frigate, signals the start of the PN's modernization.

PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo made this remark when asked by the Philippine News Agency on the ship's arrival.

"This is the start of more modern platforms, weapons, and systems for the PN. The PN can now better perform its mandate of protecting our seas and our territory," he said in a message late Monday.

The BRP Jose Rizal, and its sister ship BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) which is slated for delivery late this year, is capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.

Bacordo said the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC), which is under the Defense Acquisition Office of the Department of National Defense, is scheduled to inspect the various ship's systems this week.

"The TIAC is expected to conduct their inspections this coming week," he added.

Meanwhile, PN public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, said all of the weapons systems of the ship, including the missiles and torpedo launchers, are already installed aboard.

She added that the PN is now waiting for the delivery of these munitions which is scheduled sometime in 2021.

BRP Jose Rizal was launched at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on May 23, 2019 while its sister-ship BRP Antonio Luna, was launched on November 8 of the same year.

The contract for the two ships is placed at PHP16 billion with another PHP2 billion for weapon systems and munitions.

A simple arrival and commissioning ceremony is poised to be conducted on June 19 coinciding with the birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the ship’s namesake.

BRP Jose Rizal has a maximum designed speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles.

It was supposed to be delivered in the last week of April but was delayed due to travel restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. (PNA)


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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on August 09, 2020, 02:53:05 PM
https://www.vesselfinder.com/?mmsi=548993500

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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on August 15, 2020, 05:19:35 AM
https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157761535912956

The pioneering crew of BRP ANTONIO LUNA (FF-151) headed by its skipper Captain Charles Meric A. Villanueva PN paid a courtesy call to the Commander, Philippine Fleet, Rear Admiral Loumer P Bernabe PN aboard Headquarters Philippine Fleet, Naval Base Heracleo Alano yesterday, August 13, 2020.

Said crew is scheduled for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) training facilitated by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) at South Korea starting Monday, Aug 17, 2020. These trainings include operation and maintenance of different systems aboardship such as Fire Control, Weapons, and Engineering. Moreover, some personnel is also scheduled to attend courses such as Combat Information Center, Tactical Air Control, and Signal Intelligence at the Defense Conseil International in Toulon, France starting next month.

These trainings are conducted to ensure the crew of BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) are well equipped with the skills and knowledge that they need in operating the newest vessel of the Philippine Navy which is scheduled to arrive from South Korea in the 1st Quarter of 2021.

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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on August 29, 2020, 06:57:12 AM
Sea trials set for Navy frigate BRP Antonio Luna
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:32 AM August 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Sea trials for the Philippine Navy’s second missile-capable frigate, the BRP Antonio Luna, has been set next month.

Navy public affairs office chief Lt. Cmdr. Maria Christina Roxas said the schedule of the sea trials was tentatively set sometime in mid-September and would mark the last stage of construction before BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) is delivered to the Philippines in January or February next year.

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Title: Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
Post by: adroth on September 17, 2020, 11:54:03 AM
BRP Antonio Luna sea trials set mid-September: PH Navy
By Priam Nepomuceno  August 25, 2020, 10:12 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1113265   

MANILA – Sea trials for the Philippine Navy (PN)'s second missile-frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), are tentatively scheduled by mid-September.

"The tentative schedule for (sea trials is on) mid-September. However, it is still not yet finalized," said Navy public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, in a message to the Philippine News Agency on Monday.

Sea trials are the last phase of construction prior to the frigate’s delivery to the Philippines scheduled tentatively for January or February of 2021.

BRP Antonio Luna is the sister-ship of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the PN's first missile-frigate, which is now participating in the ongoing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises off Hawaii.

Also, Roxas said BRP Antonio Luna has earlier conducted her builder's sea trials which are normally "conducted to do an initial test at sea and do minor adjustments".

Earlier, the PN said the delivery for the country's second missile-frigate is projected for October 2020 but this was pushed back to early next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"If not for this Covid-19 pandemic, the second frigate (FF-151) should have been delivered by October this year but because of this pandemic, it will be moved to the first quarter of Calendar Year 2021," PN chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo earlier said in an online forum.

BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) was launched on Nov. 8, 2019 at the Ulsan facility of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Its keel-laying on May 23, 2019 coincided with the launch of BRP Jose Rizal. The contract for the BRP Jose Rizal and the BRP Antonio Luna was placed at PHP16 billion with another PHP2 billion for weapon systems and munitions.

These ships are capable of conducting anti-air warfare (AAW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and electronic warfare (EW) operations. (PNA)