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Photo posted in FB page of Semperprimus 15. Painting is completed.

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This article from a Philippine Navy magazine gives us an insight about the Submarine Procurement Program as part of the Navy Sail Plan 2028.

Reporting for Duty - Submarine Group Fleet, Newest Unit on the Move

Take note: it is a PDF file.

Here is the diagram based on the PDF file:


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Well, some of the archived pages of the timawa.net traces back to the official Opus211 page where several parts talks about ideal procurements under the Arroyo admin.

http://archive.is/timawa.net

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If based on our military, there are many changes. Those are brought by the revised AFP Modernization Program which we procured several modern weaponry with more incoming. Other than that, Scarborough Shoal becomes under Chinese control as well as having artificial islands in the WPS ...

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There is this radar station that was recently installed here in Zamboanga City with new Radome, tower and the facilites therein. Must've wonder that maybe under CAAP/DND/Pagasa control since its proximity to the Zamboanga international airport and the Western Mindanao Command.



Google Streetview: https://www.google.com/maps/@6.9232289,122.0321262,0a,75y,294.23h,88.9t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1smAN34s5ZftYo_pTj7eEVQg!2e0 Check out Labuan - Limpapa National Road Shared via the #StreetView app

Note: I took this photo on the way to the City in an important event that I attended.

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There is this radar station that was recently installed here in Zamboanga City with new Radome, tower and the facilites therein. Must've wonder that maybe under one, two or all of them -CAAP/DND/Pagasa control since its proximity to the Zamboanga international airport and the Western Mindanao Command.


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Military History / Re: Zamboanga Crisis (2013)
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:05:50 PM »
Let me share one of my photos taken throughout the Zamboanga Siege.

This was taken October 2013. As you can see, there were two Simba APCs with the Fort Pilar in the background ...


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General Discussion / Re: Where it makes sense to go Russian
« on: January 16, 2017, 05:14:04 PM »
Well, perhaps you can help me critique articles such as these: Possible Russian Weapons Options for AFP

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The improving relations between Russia and the Philippines serve as a primary sign that the Russians may offer these said weapons in the sense that it may find ideal to the armed forces. However, these things will never just deal and immediately procure without any conditions like for instance, having Mi-17 or Mi-24 may serve as a logistical nightmare wherein the PAF already runs different types of helicopters in the arsenal. In that case though, existing helicopters such as Bell 412 and AW109s will be in favor for since those are the ones that are already in the PAF arsenal. Another is the rifles. It is deemed possible for the AFP to have AK-101s, RPG-7s Dragunov rifles and drones since it seems that the Department of National Defense is after such weapons albeit that it can be changed as well as the decisions pertaining to it and the same may apply to other weapons candidate here which leaves to the perusal or rather, the decision of the Defense Department. But then again, these matters will never downplay the possibility for the Philippines to have such weapons considering that such decision may be remote for today, it will be different by tomorrow or by the next day where the AFP will diversify weapons sources that has it's advantages on multiple sources and a logistical disadvantage. Overall, the Russian weaponry as well as the western ones will definitely benefit the Philippines in order to protect its national sovereignty against any potential adversary wherein it does not favor the West nor the East, but rather for the benefit of the Filipino people who deserve to live peacefully.

How about some tough, constructive critique on your entire blog site?

Perhaps that may help too. Considering LionFlyer's idea as well...
Could have discussed more on considerations and focus less on what to buy...

I see the AFP as open but wary of significant commitments because the current detente with the Russians is only specific to this Administration, and perhaps not the next one. This consideration will dictate procurement decisions.

Niche systems that does not affect inter-operability with the Americans and with low logistic footprints would be areas of consideration. Sniper rifles, RPGs, trucks would fit this category.

There perhaps have many factors to play on procurements (Nuclear non-proliferation, logistical issues, interoperability) which should be considered as well.

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General Discussion / Re: Where it makes sense to go Russian
« on: January 14, 2017, 08:51:21 AM »
Well, perhaps you can help me critique articles such as these: Possible Russian Weapons Options for AFP

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The improving relations between Russia and the Philippines serve as a primary sign that the Russians may offer these said weapons in the sense that it may find ideal to the armed forces. However, these things will never just deal and immediately procure without any conditions like for instance, having Mi-17 or Mi-24 may serve as a logistical nightmare wherein the PAF already runs different types of helicopters in the arsenal. In that case though, existing helicopters such as Bell 412 and AW109s will be in favor for since those are the ones that are already in the PAF arsenal. Another is the rifles. It is deemed possible for the AFP to have AK-101s, RPG-7s Dragunov rifles and drones since it seems that the Department of National Defense is after such weapons albeit that it can be changed as well as the decisions pertaining to it and the same may apply to other weapons candidate here which leaves to the perusal or rather, the decision of the Defense Department. But then again, these matters will never downplay the possibility for the Philippines to have such weapons considering that such decision may be remote for today, it will be different by tomorrow or by the next day where the AFP will diversify weapons sources that has it's advantages on multiple sources and a logistical disadvantage. Overall, the Russian weaponry as well as the western ones will definitely benefit the Philippines in order to protect its national sovereignty against any potential adversary wherein it does not favor the West nor the East, but rather for the benefit of the Filipino people who deserve to live peacefully.

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This is the information from CGTN itself.

CGTN - About Us

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Headquartered at the landmark CCTV building in Beijing, CGTN brings together an international professional team, with production centers in Washington and Nairobi, and a European production center on the way.

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Models and Hobbies / Re: My Philippine Fleet
« on: January 02, 2017, 12:23:00 PM »
Mr. P, yes i do have plans on building the Del Pilar Class Frigate, it's just expensive as of now to buy Hamilton class kits
BTW, do you happen to have line drawings of the Tarlac Class, gonna try to scratch built it with paper

Wow. It looks promising after all. Speaking of line drawings, let me search some of those since several are posted in the old Timawa Forum which was gone. I'll gonna post it here.

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Here is 40niner's sketch of the ship from the old Timawa files.



This infographic from an Indonesian media may also be helpful as well:

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Models and Hobbies / Re: My Philippine Fleet
« on: January 01, 2017, 12:50:23 PM »
Hello Brayski! Have you ever considered making the Del Pilar (ex-Hamilton) class Frigates and other incoming vessels in the future? It will be a big plus aside from the ones you presently have?

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First posts / Re: For returning Timawans
« on: December 17, 2016, 06:27:28 PM »
Timawan since 2015.

Been at least on that page a year before it is gone.

Hello guys.

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First posts / Re: What should the average Filipino know about defense?
« on: November 15, 2016, 06:14:44 PM »
A typical Filipino citizen must know that arming up is all about defending the country and not some useless matter where it will be a waste of money and instead relying on pure diplomacy and allies without any weapons of our own. In other words, we must know about the word 'deterrence' and its meaning where we are not waging a war against anybody as what many have believe when weaponries are acquired and instead understand that we are acquiring such to deter foreign agression as they will think twice whether they will attack the country or not.

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First posts / Re: Tyros need five posts . . .
« on: November 14, 2016, 12:35:56 PM »
Hello everyone!

I am from Zamboanga City where I have several friends serving in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. I am interested to learn about the AFP, it's functions as well as defense update where these things will help me incur the knowledge about the technicalities available within this forum. Like Kugmo, I am also not from military establishment but I am living a civilian life still constructing a career. I run two blog sites with one oriented in defense issues.

Thank you for accepting.

- Mr. Pitz

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