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General Discussion / Re: 84-meter OCEA OPV 270
« Last post by firstknight on Today at 02:41:42 AM »
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Philippine Coast Guard commissions 2 fast patrol boats from France
source: https://www.asiapacificdefensejournal.com/2019/01/philippine-coast-guard-commissions-2.html?fbclid=IwAR0BFnHQ5lsiCXKUlcM_LZNKbmyXhnpA1cPEna7IfEytx8KXZOXHSEXdMxc

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commissioned the 3rd and 4th Boracay-class fast patrol boats on 16 January 2019 in a ceremony in their headquarters in Manila.

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Another ship is being built by OCEA as part of the deal, an 84-meter offshore patrol vessel based on OCEA’s OPV 270 design. The PCG announced the upcoming OPV will be named BRP Gabriela Silang.
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ommissioned & on operational status

Philippine Coast Guard commissions 2 fast patrol boats from France
source: https://www.asiapacificdefensejournal.com/2019/01/philippine-coast-guard-commissions-2.html?fbclid=IwAR0BFnHQ5lsiCXKUlcM_LZNKbmyXhnpA1cPEna7IfEytx8KXZOXHSEXdMxc

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commissioned the 3rd and 4th Boracay-class fast patrol boats on 16 January 2019 in a ceremony in their headquarters in Manila.

The boats, the BRP Malamawi (FPB-2403) and BRP Kalanggaman (FPB-2404) are part of the 2nd and last batch delivered by French shipbuilder OCEA based in their FPB 72 Mk. II design. The two boats join two other boats of the class, which were commissioned to the PCG on October 2018.
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commissioned & on operational status

Philippine Coast Guard commissions 2 fast patrol boats from France
source: https://www.asiapacificdefensejournal.com/2019/01/philippine-coast-guard-commissions-2.html?fbclid=IwAR0BFnHQ5lsiCXKUlcM_LZNKbmyXhnpA1cPEna7IfEytx8KXZOXHSEXdMxc

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commissioned the 3rd and 4th Boracay-class fast patrol boats on 16 January 2019 in a ceremony in their headquarters in Manila.

The boats, the BRP Malamawi (FPB-2403) and BRP Kalanggaman (FPB-2404) are part of the 2nd and last batch delivered by French shipbuilder OCEA based in their FPB 72 Mk. II design. The two boats join two other boats of the class, which were commissioned to the PCG on October 2018.
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First posts / Re: Facepalm of the Day
« Last post by adroth on January 17, 2019, 11:31:41 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Filipino firm should take over Hanjin ops: DND
« Last post by adroth on January 17, 2019, 09:46:45 PM »
Hanjin takeover? Diokno says more discussions needed
April Rafales, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Jan 17 2019 08:29 AM | Updated as of Jan 17 2019 04:04 PM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/01/17/19/hanjin-takeover-diokno-says-more-discussions-needed?fbclid=IwAR2tacpPm_bARiGz2GAmzb-BCAJsV-C82DdNg8zTf-3u5gStqoryvn1xldk

MANILA -- Allowing the military to build its own ships will be a "major decision" that needs further discussion, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Thursday, after the Navy chief suggested taking over debt-saddled Hanjin.

The government's role is to secure the nation and "not do the direct production of whatever they use," Diokno said.

"Can you imagine the military producing their own ships? That is a major decision. We have to discuss it," Diokno said.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday said he "brought up" with President Rodrigo Duterte a suggestion from Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad to "take over" the Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay.

Duterte was "open to the idea," Lorenzana said.

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AFP Organization, Services, and Units / Re: BRP Ang Pangulo (AY-25)
« Last post by firstknight on January 17, 2019, 08:24:37 PM »
Lets check it on Feb hahaha... for now, im assuming its there for the Sinulog festivities.. might be used as command & control... it would be nice if she will join the fluvial parade tomorrow 01-19-19
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General Discussion / Re: Filipino firm should take over Hanjin ops: DND
« Last post by Ayoshi on January 17, 2019, 10:04:52 AM »
Palace to study possible Hanjin takeover | Inquirer.net - 05:38 PM January 17, 2019
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Manila, Philippines – Malacañang will study the possibility of taking over the bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Corp. Philippines after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said President Rodrigo Duterte was very receptive to the idea.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Duterte-open-to-state-backed-rescue-of-Hanjin-s-Philippine-shipyard
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Lorenzana told a Senate hearing on Wednesday that the president was "very receptive" to the idea of the state being a minority investor in a private sector-led rescue of the Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction's Philippine shipyard, when he brought it up during a meeting on Tuesday.

The minister's comments come just days after it emerged that two Chinese companies had expressed interest in the world's fifth-largest shipyard. That interest sparked opposition in the Philippines, with former navy chief Alexander Pama warning that a Chinese takeover would be "a very significant national issue."

Beijing has been strengthening its military presence in the South China Sea, prompting tensions with Manila. China is also keen to enlarge its footprint around Subic with projects for liquefied natural gas and a railway.

"The ownership of Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay will give the owners unlimited access to one of our most strategic geographic naval and maritime assets," Pama said in a Facebook post on Saturday. "Although it is a commercial shipyard, nothing can prevent the owners from making it into a de facto naval base and a maritime facility for other security purposes."

Until the early 1990s, Subic Bay was home to the largest U.S. naval base in the Pacific. The shipyard there is still one of the world's biggest, ranking in the global top five.


The shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporations-Philippines at Subic Bay. (Photo courtesy of company)
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Dragon Economy / Re: US-China trade war
« Last post by Ayoshi on January 17, 2019, 09:59:57 AM »
Tech bosses warn of 'serious disruption' from US-China trade war | asia.nikkei.com - January 17, 2019
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The business leaders' warnings came as Beijing condemned as "hysteria" a draft bill presented in the U.S. Congress to prohibit chip sales to Chinese companies found to have violated American trade sanctions and export controls. The draft legislation named both Huawei and ZTE, which was the target of a U.S. ban last year.

The company chiefs forecast that, even if Washington and Beijing settled the current tariff war, their long term economic and political rivalry could split global tech markets by forcing companies to choose between China and the U.S.
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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Last post by Ayoshi on January 17, 2019, 09:50:14 AM »
One of the U.S. Air Force Aggressor F-16s Will Get The Russian Su-57 Stealth Jet’s Digital Paint Scheme | The Aviationist - January 16, 2019
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Eye-catching paint schemes which make fighter planes similar to their Russian counterparts have become a distinguishing feature of U.S. Aggressors and Adversary jets.

Indeed, the Aggressors Squadrons F-16s (and, previously, until the 65th Aggressor Squadron was disbanded, their F-15s too) sport liveries that replicate the paint schemes, markings and insignas of their near peer adversaries, so that pilots in training who come within visual range of these adversary jets get the same sight they would see if they were engaging an actual threat.


A rendering of what the new color scheme will look like. (Image credit: 57th Wing Commander FB page).

https://theaviationist.com/2019/01/16/one-of-the-u-s-air-force-aggressor-f-16s-will-get-the-russian-su-57-stealth-jets-digital-paint-scheme/
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Flat Tops / Re: USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) - Ford class
« Last post by Ayoshi on January 17, 2019, 09:46:23 AM »
USS Gerald R. Ford receives first functional weapons elevator | Naval Today - January 17, 2019
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The navy hailed hailed the event as a major milestone for the ship and the Ford-class of aircraft carriers to follow.

Though the first elevator has been accepted, work still remains on the remaining 10. Currently, all shipboard installation and testing activities of the AWEs are due to be completed prior to the end of Ford’s PSA, scheduled for July. However, some remaining certification documentation will be performed for five of the 11 elevators after PSA completion.

USS Gerald R. Ford is the first Ford-class aircraft carrier and is the first new carrier design in over 40 years. Unlike Nimitz-class carrier elevators that utilize cables for movement, the Ford class elevators are commanded via electromagnetic, linear synchronous motors allowing for greater capacities and a faster movement of weapons.

The new design will allow the ship to be able to move up to 24,000 pounds of ordnance at 150 feet-per-minute. This is in contrast to the 10,500 pounds at up to 100 feet-per-minute on a Nimitz-class carrier.
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