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ADEX 2017: Lockheed Martin drops Viking offer to South Korea

Gareth Jennings - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
18 October 2017

http://www.janes.com/article/75004/adex-2017-lockheed-martin-drops-viking-offer-to-south-korea
   
Lockheed Martin will no longer offer refurbished S-3 Viking anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to South Korea, saying that budgetary pressures and the increased underwater threat posed by Pyonyang meant the platform was no longer appropriate for the requirement.

Lockheed had hoped to sell surplus US Navy S-3B Viking ASW aircraft to South Korea, but budgetary pressures and an increase in the North Korean submarine threat have caused the company to withdraw the offer. (US Navy)
Lockheed had hoped to sell surplus US Navy S-3B Viking ASW aircraft to South Korea, but budgetary pressures and an increase in the North Korean submarine threat have caused the company to withdraw the offer. (US Navy)

Speaking on 18 October at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition 2017, the company’s senior business development official in South Korea, John Balderston, said that plans exclusively revealed by Jane’s in 2013 to equip the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) with retired US Navy Viking aircraft were no longer compatible with either the service’s budgetary priorities or its enhanced ASW requirements, and as such the proposal had been withdrawn.

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Discussions about all nations and places / ADEX 2017
« on: Today at 04:29:20 PM »
Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2017 (Seoul ADEX 2017)

http://www.seouladex.com/exhibitor/eng/main.asp




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From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

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Missiles: The PB III was used to evaluate the Norwegian-developed Penguim SSM with four stowage/launcher containers being fitted on the after portion of the deck.

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From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

Builders: Marinette Marine, Wisc. and Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

The PB Mk III was developed as a multi-mission inshore warfare craft for U.S. and foreign naval service.  The U.S. craft are operated by the active SBUs.

Classification: These craft are also designated as Special Warfare Craft, Medium (SWCM).  The Naval Systems Command designates these craft as PB Mk 3l however, they are listed as Mk III in the Fleet.

Design:  The Mk III is a modified commercial craft used to support offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  These craft are of all-aluminum construction with their pilot house offset to starboard to provide maximum deck space for weapons and equipment.  The craft has low radar cross-section and quiet engines for clandestine operations.  Mission duration is up to five days.

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From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

Builders: Marinette Marine, Wisc. and Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

The PB Mk III was developed as a multi-mission inshore warfare craft for U.S. and foreign naval service.  The U.S. craft are operated by the active SBUs.

Classification: These craft are also designated as Special Warfare Craft, Medium (SWCM).  The Naval Systems Command designates these craft as PB Mk 3l however, they are listed as Mk III in the Fleet.

Design:  The Mk III is a modified commercial craft used to support offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  These craft are of all-aluminum construction with their pilot house offset to starboard to provide maximum deck space for weapons and equipment.  The craft has low radar cross-section and quiet engines for clandestine operations.  Mission duration is up to five days.

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From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

Builders: Marinette Marine, Wisc. and Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

The PB Mk III was developed as a multi-mission inshore warfare craft for U.S. and foreign naval service.  The U.S. craft are operated by the active SBUs.

Classification: These craft are also designated as Special Warfare Craft, Medium (SWCM).  The Naval Systems Command designates these craft as PB Mk 3l however, they are listed as Mk III in the Fleet.

Design:  The Mk III is a modified commercial craft used to support offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  These craft are of all-aluminum construction with their pilot house offset to starboard to provide maximum deck space for weapons and equipment.  The craft has low radar cross-section and quiet engines for clandestine operations.  Mission duration is up to five days.

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Photo credit to owner


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From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

Builders: Marinette Marine, Wisc. and Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

The PB Mk III was developed as a multi-mission inshore warfare craft for U.S. and foreign naval service.  The U.S. craft are operated by the active SBUs.

Classification: These craft are also designated as Special Warfare Craft, Medium (SWCM).  The Naval Systems Command designates these craft as PB Mk 3l however, they are listed as Mk III in the Fleet.

Design:  The Mk III is a modified commercial craft used to support offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  These craft are of all-aluminum construction with their pilot house offset to starboard to provide maximum deck space for weapons and equipment.  The craft has low radar cross-section and quiet engines for clandestine operations.  Mission duration is up to five days.

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Screen capture from PN video


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From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

Builders: Marinette Marine, Wisc. and Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

The PB Mk III was developed as a multi-mission inshore warfare craft for U.S. and foreign naval service.  The U.S. craft are operated by the active SBUs.

Classification: These craft are also designated as Special Warfare Craft, Medium (SWCM).  The Naval Systems Command designates these craft as PB Mk 3l however, they are listed as Mk III in the Fleet.

Design:  The Mk III is a modified commercial craft used to support offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  These craft are of all-aluminum construction with their pilot house offset to starboard to provide maximum deck space for weapons and equipment.  The craft has low radar cross-section and quiet engines for clandestine operations.  Mission duration is up to five days.

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Photo credit to owner


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AFP Organization, Services, and Units / DF-320
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Military History / BRP Jose Artiago Jr (PG-844)
« on: Today at 12:28:47 AM »
Vintage Navy ships taken off the shelf
By: Victor Reyes

Malaya, Friday, December 10, 2010

http://navytoday.blogspot.com/2010/12/vintage-navy-ships-taken-off-shelf.html

THE Navy yesterday decommissioned three vintage ships.

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Parts of these vessels have already been removed and used for other Navy ships.

"If we needed spares, we just goet them from these (now decommissioned ships)," said Capt. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, Navy spokesman.

"They are beyond economic repair. It will entail a lot of cost if they are going to be revived so we preferred to remove them from the inventory of the Philippine Navy," said Bacordo.

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The gunboat (PG 844 or BRP Jose Artiaga) saw action with the Philippine Navy in 1993 after their donation by South Korea. It is about 30 years old.

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Military History / BRP Loreto Danipog (PG-849)
« on: Today at 12:11:20 AM »
The BRP Loreto Danipog was decommissioned pursuant to General Orders NO. 06 dated 08 January 2003. She was decommissioned along with PG-110 and PG-101.

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Military History / BRP Agusan Del Sur (LT-54) - ex-USS LST-848
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:52:14 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160848.htm

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:

Laid down, 6 November 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 21 December 1944
Commissioned USS LST-848, 20 January 1945, at New Orleans, LA., LT. Robert P. Bentley, USNR,in command
Decommissioned, 10 August 1946, at Vancouver, WA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Named USS Jerome County (LST-848), 1 July 1955
Recommissioned, 7 December 1959, LT. Kenneth H. Ruecker, in command
Decommissioned, 1 April 1970
Transferred to South Vietnam in April 1970, renamed RVNS Nha Trang (HQ-505)
Custody assumed by the Philippines in 1975, renamed BRP Agusan Del Sur (LT-54)
Final Disposition, disposed of by the Philippine government in 1992

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Military History / RPS Davao Del Sur (PM-92) - ex-USS Firm (AM-444)
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:45:56 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02444.htm

Aggressive Class Minesweeper:

Laid down 16 April 1952 at J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA
Launched 15 April 1953
Commissioned USS Firm (AM-444), 12 October 1954
Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper, MSO-444, 7 February 1955
Decommissioned 5 July 1972, loaned to the Philippines and renamed Davao Del Sur (PM-92)
Returned to U.S. custody 1 July 1977
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1977
Sold for scrap 8 July 1977 to Ming Hing and Co. of Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Military History / BRP Batanes (LP-65) - ex-USS LSM-175
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:37:05 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/14/14175.htm

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:

Laid down, 11 July 1944 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 3 August 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-175, 25 September 1944, LTjg. Fred G. Bartlett USNR in command
Following World War II USS LSM-175 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 October to 12 November 1945
Decommissioned, 11 July 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 8 September 1950
Decommissioned and placed in service, 30 June 1955 at San Diego, CA.
Named Oceanside (LSM-175), 14 October 1959
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-175 earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to South Vietnam, 1 August 1961, renamed RVNS Huong Giang (HQ-404)
The fall of South Vietnam resulted in RVNS Huong Giang (HQ-404) escaping, 30 April 1975, to Subic Bay, P.I. where custody was transferred to the Republic of the Philippines, 17 November 1975
Custody assumed by the Philippine Navy and renamed BRP Batanes (LP65)
Final Disposition, disposed of by Philippines Navy in 1989

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Military History / BRP Yakal (AD-617)
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:07:51 PM »
Photo c/o Janes Fighting Ships


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