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BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« on: September 23, 2016, 10:29:04 AM »
The two largest warships in Philippine Navy history are currently under construction at the PT PAL shipyard in Indonesia. The first vessel, tentatively named "Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) No.1", is due for delivery in May 2016. Progress of construction for that vessel is chronicled in the following article: Strategic Sealift Vessel No. 1 taking shape. This article, on the other hand, chronicles the progress of SSV No.2, whose construction lags behind SSV No.1 by six months.

Both vessels are based on the Indonesian Navy's Makassar class Landing Ship Dock (LPD), particularly the last two members of the class referred to as the "improved Makassar", which were both built at PT PAL, based on a design by Daesun Shipbuilding & Engineering of South Korea. The resulting vessel should appear similar to the KRI Banda Aceh shown below.


The Strategic Sealift Vessel project is the Aquino administration's implementation of two older Arroyo administration projects:

Strategic Sealift Vessel - this was reportedly crafted by the Center for Naval Leadership and Excellence (CNLE) and originally envisioned to acquire a 2nd-hand civilian Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO) vessel from Japan. Delays in the execution of the project resulted in an aborted attempt as the Japanese vendor choose to sell the prospective vessel to another buyer.

Multi-Role Vessel (MRV) - this project sought to acquire a brand-new Makasaar class Landing Ship Dock directly from South Korea complete with an amphibious assault package and a sophisticated mobile hospital. The following image of a Philippine Navy poster displayed on Navy Day shows what this project sought to acquire as a single project.

The original project that was broken up onto different components

The Aquino administration opted to break up the MRV project into multiple components, award the contract to South Korea's partner in Indonesia -- which had the license rights to the Makassar class LPD -- and then renamed the project to the current SSV title. The latter decision initially created confusion among long-time defense enthusiasts who had been aware of both projects, but were not privy to project decisions.
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 10:39:13 AM »
KRI Banda Aceh c/o Wikimedia

The data assembled below largely comes from open-sources and is thanks in no small part to Indonesian members of the Timawa.net forum who monitor Indonesian news reports and share them with the Timawa community. Supplemental data was gleaned from the international press.

Event / Date photo was sharedImagery
January 8, 2016. TR4 block of SSV-2 being moved into position.
December 22, 2015. Blocks prepared for keel laying
October 25, 2015. Hull block completed. Shared on the Timawa FB extension
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 05:18:57 AM »
External paint job done. Soon.


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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 07:24:36 AM »
Launched, 29 Sep 2016.

http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/106961/indonesian-shipyard-company-launches-two-war-ships

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...He said the building of the SSV-2 was completed faster than the expected deadline of May 2017, and will be handed over to the Philippine ministry in March 2017...

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LD-602: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 09:27:01 PM »
Will eventually merge this with the main SSV-2 thread. But for now . . . enjoy

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1082131708539342/






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Re: LD-602: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 02:57:37 AM »
YouTube videos posted by sir raider1011 from PDFF

Warship Recently Launched PT PAL Indonesia
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PT PAL Indonesia launched two warships made in the country. Both ships are ships kind of 'strategic sealift vessel' or SSV orders Philippines ,. The second warship was booking the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFjdg-H9wNM

Launching Two Warship Sophisticated Artificial PT PAL
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PT PAL Indonesia launched two warships that kind of "Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV)" Davao Del Sur-602 second export to the Philippines and warships off Fregate types Destroyer Escort Missiles (PKR) named KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai-332 orders Kemhan RI, on Thursday (29/9).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGBZyHBM3LM


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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2016, 01:30:30 AM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=927531


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Additional SSV to boost PN's HADR, command-and-control capabilities

MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) --- The Philippine Navy (PN)'s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and command-and-control capabilities will be greatly boosted with the looming arrival of its second strategic sealift vessel (SSV), the BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), which was launched and christened in Surabaya, Indonesia Thursday.

"(Having another SSV in commission) will greatly enhance our capabilities in command-and-control and the conduct of HADR as she (BRP Davao Del Sur) can move large amounts of cargoes and and perform sealift and transport missions," PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna, in a message to the PNA Friday, said.

BRP Davao Del Sur is a Makassar-class landing platform dock like her sister ship BRP Tarlac.

The delivery of BRP Davao Del Sur tentatively scheduled on the mid-part of 2017, will complete the two-unit SSV procurement project with an approved budget contract of PHP4 billion sourced from the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund.

The ship has an overall length of 120 meters, breadth of 21 meters, draft of five meters and carry a payload of 2,800 tons.

She has a cruising speed of 13 knots and maximum speed of 16 knots and a minimum operating range of 7,500 nautical miles.

BRP Davao Del Sur can carry 500 troops, two rigid-hull inflatable boats, two landing craft units and three helicopters.

Her sister ship, the BRP Tarlac , was commissioned during short ceremonies at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor last June 1.

She arrived in the Philippines last May 14 after a five-day journey from PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2016, 11:51:37 PM »
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The second unit of the Amphibious Landing Dock (LD) formerly known as Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) of the Philippine Navy (PN), contracted with the PT Pal Indonesia, was transferred to the water for the first time during its Launching and Christening Ceremony in Surabaya, Indonesia on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Prior to the launching, the vessel was christened as Davao Del Sur (LD602). The Philippine Ambassador for Republic of Indonesia, Maria Lumen Isleta, served as the lady sponsor who led the opening of the curtain to unveil the vesselís name and the traditional smashing of a sacrificial bottle of champagne over its bow. Naming the vessel after Davao Del Sur is consistent with its predecessor, BRP Tarlac (LD601), which was also named after a province. It further gives recognition to the province as sanctuary of natural wonders and rarities like the countryís highest peak Mt. Apo, the most prized Philippine orchid Vanda Sanderiana, and the endangered Philippine Eagle.
Witnessing the event for the Philippines were National Defense Undersecretaries Ricardo David Jr. and Raymundo Elefante; AFP Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gregorio Miranda; and Philippine Navy Vice Commander Rear Adm. Rafael Mariano.On the other hand, distinguished members of Indonesian delegation included the Ministry of Defense General Secretary, Vice Adm. Widodo; Deputy of Ministry of State Own Enterprises, Fajar Harry Sampurno; and PT Palís Director of Shipbuilding, Mr. Turitan Indaryo.
Also present in the ceremony were Commander of Philippine Fleet, Rear Adm. Bayani Gaerlan; Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, Commo. Virme Torralba; incoming Commander of Sealift Amphibious Force, Capt. Adeluis Bordado; Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (AC of NS) for Logistics, Col. Antonio Mangoroban; and AC of NS for Naval Systems Engineering, Capt. Mac Raul Racacho.
The second LD is exactly the same type of vessel as the BRP Tarlac (LD601), a Makassar-class Landing Platform Dock of the Indonesian Navy. Its delivery to the Philippines, tentatively scheduled on the midpart of 2017, will complete the two-unit SSV procurement project with an approved budget contract of PhP4 billion sourced from the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund.
Just like the BRP Tarlac, the forthcoming LD602 will serve as a floating Command and Control especially in the conduct of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) and will also serve as a military sealift and transport vessel.

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2016, 08:19:55 PM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/adas-2016-philippine-navy-charts-modern-course/

Claims that the contract includes options. We will see. Options have expiry dates as it is a risk to the supplier to hold prices fixed for long periods.


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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2016, 11:17:05 PM »
Critical equipment being installed on BRP Davao Del Sur, says Navy spokesman

MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) -- Navigational, deck and engineering equipment are being installed on the Philippine Navy's second strategic sealift vessel (SSV), the BRP Davao Del Sur, which is being constructed at the PT PAL (Persero) shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia, Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said Saturday.

"I don't know the exact percentage of completion but for sure she will be (home in the Philippines) by May 2017," Lincuna said in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

The BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), launched last Sept. 29, is the sister ship of the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), currently the largest Filipino warship in commission.

BRP Tarlac was commissioned during short ceremonies at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor last June 1.

She arrived in the Philippines last May 14 after a five-day journey from PT PAL's shipyard in Surabaya.

Like her sister ship BRP Tarlac, BRP Davao Del Sur is a Makassar-class landing platform dock.

Its delivery to the Philippines, tentatively scheduled middle of next year, will complete the two-unit SSV procurement project with an approved budget of PHP4 billion sourced from the military's Modernization Act Trust Fund.

Just like the BRP Tarlac, the Navy's latest SSV will serve as a floating command-and-control ship, especially in the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response. It will also serve as a military sealift and transport vessel.

The ship has an overall length of 120 meters, breadth of 21 meters, draft of five meters, and can carry a payload of 2,800 tons.

She has a cruising speed of 13 knots and maximum speed of 16 knots and a minimum operating range of 7,500 nautical miles.

BRP Davao Del Sur can carry 500 troops, two rigid-hull inflatable boats, two landing craft units and three helicopters. (PNA)
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Source: http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=1&sid=&nid=1&rid=943471
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2016, 08:19:43 PM »
Navy's second SSV, BRP Davao Del Sur now 91% completed

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The Philippine Navy (PN)'s second strategic sealift vessel, the BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), is now 91 percent complete and well in line to meet her May 2017 delivery date.

This was disclosed by PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in an interview with the Philippine News Agency in an interview Sunday.

At the moment, PT PAL (Persero) shipbuilders in Surabaya, Indonesia are now installing navigational, deck and engineering equipment on the PN's second SSV.
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BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2017, 09:01:09 PM »
Quick Question with the recent attack on a Saudi Frigate and based on this picture, what are the armanents needed to be fitted to this class considering looking at this angle the blind spot is very huge?
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