Author Topic: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2  (Read 21647 times)

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2017, 10:21:56 PM »
Sponsons port and starboard on future models could have a pair of 25mm Mk38 if desired. But for now, pintle mounted .50s at the most.

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2017, 10:54:52 PM »
Sponsons port and starboard on future models could have a pair of 25mm Mk38 if desired. But for now, pintle mounted .50s at the most.

She'll also most likely have escorts in the least, considering she isn't armed at the moment. Would be good if we could get the 76mm procurement rolling at the very least.

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2017, 08:37:55 AM »
Sponsons port and starboard on future models could have a pair of 25mm Mk38 if desired. But for now, pintle mounted .50s at the most.

She'll also most likely have escorts in the least, considering she isn't armed at the moment. Would be good if we could get the 76mm procurement rolling at the very least.

Indeed. Timawans-in-service were always keen to point out that she'd never operate alone being a command asset.

(Then again, she also isn't supposed to be a in a position to be rammed by another ship . . . then that happened . . .)
« Last Edit: February 11, 2017, 12:09:03 PM by adroth »

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2017, 09:35:59 AM »
I can only imagine the final moments before the civilian ship "kissed" BRP Tarlac.

It only highlights the need for the 2 sisters to be armed appropriately. Their escorts might not be able to stop a dedicated swarm attack.

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2017, 12:27:43 PM »
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2017, 08:25:40 PM »
The LD602 Davao del Sur stern was redesigned. Maybe due to operational lessons learned from LD601 Tarlac?

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2017, 09:11:14 PM »
The LD602 Davao del Sur stern was redesigned. Maybe due to operational lessons learned from LD601 Tarlac?

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comparing it to BRP Tarlac (photo taken from http://asian-defence-news.blogspot.com/2016/01/philippine-navys-ld-601-tarlac.html)



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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2017, 05:35:36 PM »
pareho lang naman... o need ko na magpa check up ng mata... maybe sir you can cite the difference for us... thanks!..

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2017, 12:17:35 AM »
@AttyRCB -- the stern section of the BRP Davao del Sur has square 'port holes' 'punched'.  I'm not sure what is the reason for such modification, but speculatively for added manned watch or as a possible weapons' port.
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2017, 08:26:07 PM »
@AttyRCB -- the stern section of the BRP Davao del Sur has square 'port holes' 'punched'.  I'm not sure what is the reason for such modification, but speculatively for added manned watch or as a possible weapons' port.
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minimized the "blind spot" i was talking about in her first pic.
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2017, 09:47:20 AM »
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2017, 10:44:25 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=967298


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PN's second SSV nears completion

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA News Feature) -- The country's second strategic sealift vessel (SSV), tentatively known as the BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), is almost completed and will start dock and sea trials by March.

This was confirmed by Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in a interview with the Philippine News Agency.

"LD-602 is more than 95 percent complete. By March (she) will have a series of dock and sea trials to test her systems, machineries and equipment," he added.

At the moment, PT PAL (Persero) shipbuilders in Surabaya, Indonesia are now installing navigational, deck and engineering equipment on the PN's second SSV.

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

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 which started on May 9.

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

Its delivery to the Philippines, is tentatively scheduled this coming May, 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 PN's latest SSV will serve as a floating command-and-control ship especially in the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response and 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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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2017, 03:06:05 AM »
PN's second SSV nears completion

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This was confirmed by Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in a interview with the Philippine News Agency.

"LD-602 is more than 95 percent complete. By March (she) will have a series of dock and sea trials to test her systems, machineries and equipment," he added.

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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Its delivery to the Philippines, is tentatively scheduled this coming May, will complete the two-unit SSV procurement project with an approved budget contract of PHP4 billion sourced from the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund.

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2017, 07:01:41 AM »
So with the first 2 ships being named after the sitting President's home province. Does this mean the follow-up ships will follow the same practice?

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2017, 06:23:23 PM »
So with the first 2 ships being named after the sitting President's home province. Does this mean the follow-up ships will follow the same practice?

This practice didn't actually start with the SSVs.

During Estrada's time, one of the Tenix ships was named the BRP San Juan.

When he was overthrown by Edsa 2, another Tenix ship was named BRP Edsa Dos

To BRP Tarlac and BRP Davao del Sur are merely a continuation of a practice that's been going on since the turn of the century.