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Re: Spike missile projects
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2018, 09:02:42 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1041513

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Navy to test Spike-ER missiles off Corregidor

By Priam Nepomuceno July 16, 2018, 11:50 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) is set to test its newly-acquired Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd Spike-ER surface-to-surface missile systems on July 17 to 18 and July 24 to 26 off Corregidor Island.

This was confirmed by Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Arsenio Andolong in a message to the Philippine News Agency Monday morning.

"Yes, tests will be conducted on the missiles and their platforms sometime on those dates and somewhere in the area of Corregidor Island. This is all part of the Technical Inspection and Acceptance procedure that all of our acquisitions undergo," Andolong said.

This includes live-test firing of the missiles now arming multi-purpose assault craft (MPACs) with bow numbers BA-488, BA-489, and BA-491.

The boats are the Navy's Batch 3 MPACs, which was constructed by the Subic-based Propmech Corporation and activated on May 22, 2017.

Andolong, however, declined to give the exact locations of the test sites for security reasons.

The Spike-ER system, which arrived in the country last April, is the PN's first missile weapon capable penetrating 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and having a range of eight kilometers.

Andolong's statements were confirmed by PN spokesperson Cmdr. Jonathan Zata.

"(The dates) are for the series of acceptance trials needed to ensure that the missile system is delivered and accepted in accordance with set standards. The additional dates are for flexibility should bad weather prevail," Zata said in a text message.

Zata also stressed that the PN is closely coordinating with the DND, through the project management team, to ensure that the missile undergoes acceptance trials on the mentioned dates. (PNA)

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Re: Spike missile projects
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2018, 10:18:40 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1043189

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PH Navy to conduct comprehensive test of MPAC weapons

By Priam Nepomuceno July 31, 2018, 12:23 pm

MANILA -- Once weather conditions have improved, the Philippine Navy (PN) will conduct a comprehensive test of the Spike-ER surface-to-surface missiles and machine gun systems equipping three of its newly-activated multi-purpose assault craft (MPACs), Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said.

"The test will showcase, test, and affirm the missile-capability of the newly-equipped Boat Attack (BA) Mark III vessels and to inform the general populace and other stakeholders of the PN's new assets and capabilities," he added.

The Navy was supposed to test fire its Spike-ER missiles and other MPAC weaponry off Corregidor last July 17, 18, 24 and 26 but inclement weather conditions caused the postponement and rescheduling of the exercise to August.

Aside from the missile-armed boats, the PN will also deploy its AgustaWestland AW-109 attack helicopters which are armed with 2.75-inch rockets and .50 caliber machineguns to showcase the inter-operability of its air and surface assets.

Tentatively, the weapons test will be started by the AW-109 attack helicopters firing its machineguns at designated targets, followed by MPACs firing its guns, followed by another run, using the Spike-ER missiles.

Andolong said that Naval Task Force-Jerusalem was formed to supervise and monitor the above-mentioned exercise. The Spike-ER equipped MPACs are the Navy's Batch 3 MPACs which was constructed by the Subic-based Propmech Corporation and activated on May 22, 2017.

The Spike-ER system, which arrived in the country last April, is the PN's first missile weapon capable penetrating 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and having a range of eight kilometers. (PNA)

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Re: Spike missile projects
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Re: Spike missile projects
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2018, 01:33:20 AM »
Philippine Navy completes sea acceptance test of Spike ER missile system | Janes - 09 August 2018
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Representatives from Rafael Defense Systems and the Philippine Navy (PN) have concluded sea acceptance test of the Spike Extended Range (ER) surface-to-surface missile systems from on board the serviceís multipurpose attack craft (MPAC).

The test was conducted on 9 August off the peninsula of Bataan, and involved the firing of a single round at a moored seaborne target located about 6 km away, said the PNís office of public affairs. With the test, the service is now officially equipped with its first-ever anti-surface missile capabilities.

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The latest three vessels in the class, which have been referred to as the MPAC Mk III boats by PN officials, are equipped with Rafaelís Typhoon MLS ER launchers, and Mini Typhoon 12.7 mm remote-controlled weapon systems.

The Typhoon MLS ER launcher incorporates an electro-optical director and fire-control system, and can be operated in either fire-and-forget, fire, observe, and update, or fire-and-steer modes, the last of which allows for missile launches without a pre-locked target.

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Re: Spike missile projects
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2018, 10:49:48 PM »
From: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2677118842313677&id=231970423495210

Photo Opportunity with the Chief of Navy, VAdm Robert Empedrad, Philippine Fleet Commander, RAdm Danilo Rodelas, Chief of Naval Staff, RAdm Erick Kagaoan and the former FOICs together with the Officers and Men of one of the missile capable MPACs











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Re: Spike missile projects
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2018, 01:25:05 PM »
Philippine Navy shows off integrated Spike ER missile | Naval Today - November 22, 2018
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The November firing follows an acceptance test on August 9 off the peninsula of Bataan, in which a Spike ER missile was fired at a moored seaborne target at a distance of 6 kilometers.

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The November capability demonstration took place in the vicinity of Lamao Point, Bataan, and was attended by Secretary of National Defense (SND), Delfin N. Lorenzana, as the guest of honor and speaker. In addition to the Spike ER firing, an AgustaWestland AW-109 multi-purpose attack helicopter took part in the capability demonstration.


Philippine Navy photo of a Spike ER launcher aboard an MPAC. Photo taken from navaltoday.com

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Re: Spike missile projects
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2018, 11:04:12 PM »
Philippines Navy demos new Spike ER capability | Janes - 26 November 2018
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The Navy's three current MPAC Mk III platforms are furnished with the Typhoon Missile Launching System equipped with the Spike ER missile (Typhoon MLS-ER) combined with a 12.7 Mini Typhoon remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) supplied by Rafael under the provisions of USD12 million contract package, including ER missiles, agreed in February 2016.

The Navy's Typhoon MLS-ER successfully engaged two separate targets in sea state level 3-4 conditions during a wider firepower demonstration, which included engagement of targets with the Mini Typhoon RCWS, off Lamao Point, Bataan. The demonstration follows qualification firings of the missile on board the same platform during the Typhoon MLS-ER sea acceptance test (SAT) in August this year. Rafael declined to comment on either firing demonstration.

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Re: Spike missile projects
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2018, 10:35:52 PM »
More missiles in the pipeline for PH Navy
By Priam Nepomuceno  December 3, 2018, 9:30 am

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1055515?fbclid=IwAR3EVLr8sZAljAws0RRpkeE1A_DmysuntHM5GkUB1C2_h322-VPoHySPJpc

MANILA -- More capable and powerful missile weaponry are now in the pipeline for the Philippine Navy (PN) following the successful integration of Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd.'s Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile system into the fleet.

This was revealed by Navy spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata when asked if more sophisticated missile systems and platforms are in the offing, and whether the Spike-ER heralded the formal entry of the PN into the missile age.

"(Yes). It (Spike-ER) ushered the Navy and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) to the missile age and also prepares for the forthcoming acquisition of a more sophisticated and powerful weapons systems and capabilities," Zata told the Philippine News Agency Sunday.

The Spike-ER system, which arrived in the country last April, is the PN's first missile weapon that is capable of penetrating 1,000-mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and has a range of eight kilometers.

It was first tested in Aug. 9 off Lamao Point, Limay, Bataan and again on Nov. 21.

The weapons were installed and fired by the PN's three Mark III multi-purpose assault craft (MPAC) constructed by Subic-based Propmech Corporation.

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Earlier, the PN spokesperson said their high-speed MPACS can also be utilized against large surface targets intruding into the country's territorial waters.

Zata said this is the essence of the "swarming tactic" developed by the Navy for its MPAC fleet.

In the said tactic, large numbers of MPACs will be deployed to engage large surface threats.

"(In the said tactics) numerically superior of fast, agile and missile-equipped MPACs will engage and neutralize targets," the PN spokesperson pointed.

He added that the MPACs can be also optimized for hit-and-run raids if needed. (PNA)