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PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« on: September 29, 2016, 07:29:31 AM »
ADAS 2016: New kit for Philippine marines | www.shephardmedia.com
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In March the Philippines ordered eight Korea Amphibious Assault Vehicles (KAAV) from Hanwha Techwin for PHP2.423 billion ($52.6 million). An integrated logistics support package was included in the contract sum.

The KAAV is a licence-built version of the BAE Systems AAV7A1. HoJun Shin, manager of the overseas sales team of Hanwha Techwin’s defence business unit, confirmed that his company is ready for serial production.

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All eight are AAVP7A1 personnel-carrying variants fitted with a one-man turret mounting a K4 40mm automatic grenade launcher and K6 12.7mm machine gun.

A Philippine Navy spokesperson confirmed that four AAVs will be delivered in August 2018 and the remaining quartet in December the same year.

ADAS 2016: Hanwha targets growth opportunities in Philippines | IHS Jane's 360 - 28 September 2016
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South Korea's Hanwha has pinpointed the Philippines as a target market for expansion following the company's contract, announced earlier this year, to supply amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) to the Philippine Marine Corps.


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PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 10:47:04 AM »
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Theater Mobility and Rapid Reaction. Due to the aging of PN lift platforms, the mobility of our forces within the theater of operations is severely affected, if not totally hampered. There is a need to acquire a capability to rapid move our forces that form part of the national maneuver force.

The programs 1, 2 and 3 Resource Managers shall collaborate in building our capability to deploy two (2) joint rapid reaction forces strategically located –one in Luzon and another in Mindanao to address two(2) major contingencies in any part of the archipelago at the same time. To provide this capability, the Philippine Navy needs to acquire eight (8) brand new units of Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV).

The AAV Project is the amphibious force component of the SSV, as launching platform, which was made separate and distinct from the SSV in consideration of contracting requirement. It could perform non- military operations for Humanitarian Assistance (HA), Disaster Response (DR), sealift and logistics, mobile government administration, search and rescue, assistance, mass evacuation and international HA/DR.


   
 
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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 10:07:47 AM »
Practicing with the USMC. Soon . . . we will have our own.





Philippine and U.S. Marines  provide supporting fire with U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles to simulate suppressing enemy forces during a mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 at Naval Education Training Command, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines, Oct. 5. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy Forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. Marines are with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Philippine Marines are with 4th Marine Company, Battalion Landing Team - 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere/Released)

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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 04:57:14 PM »
Point to ponder

Hanwha Techwin set for restructuring

Jon Grevatt - IHS Jane's Defence Industry
28 April 2017

http://www.janes.com/article/69936/hanwha-techwin-set-for-restructuring
   
South Korean company Hanwha Techwin announced plans on 27 April to spin off some of its business activities into separate subsidiaries to promote the group’s competitiveness in domestic and international markets.

In a filing to the Korean Exchange (KRX), Hanwha Techwin – part of the Hanwha Corporation – said the restructuring would see activities including the manufacturing of artillery/military vehicles, energy systems, and industrial equipment split into affiliated companies.

Hanwha Techwin’s artillery systems and military vehicles include the K9 Thunder and K55A1 self-propelled howitzers and the K10 ammunition resupply vehicle.

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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 08:53:41 PM »
Hope we got the full protection package.

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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 06:27:25 AM »
Nope. Like the FAP, Hanwha has blown up this project. They cannot obtain the licensing clearance from BAE to export new KAAVs. Currently they are desperately trying to keep the lid on this and retain the business by offering up to fourteen (14) EDA KAAVs. This is one of several stinky cheeses lighting up the DND cupboard.

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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 07:31:14 AM »
What's the issue with the export license?

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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 08:27:30 AM »
Turns out they couldn't re-export to other countries. Whether or not it's a country specific block to the RP is unknown.

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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2017, 12:49:04 AM »
When the time comes . . . the fleet will be ready to take on PMC assets when they arrive.

https://www.facebook.com/militaryleak/videos/1820933831530823/?hc_ref=ARR1ACXEZVCqm7yE5wLMeExhvHHX-saRguYz0V8ZsGUY-b2fOp68my1wlWUGTrE-8_0&fref=gs&dti=781170378635478&hc_location=group

For the first time, U.S. Marine amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) embarked and launched on a Philippine Navy sea lift vessel, the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), off the coast of Luzon, Oct. 2-9, in order to expand both militaries’ operational support capabilities. This kind of integrated training prepares the Philippine vessel to carry Philippine Marine Corps AAVs in the future, which are slated for service in 2019. BRP Tarlac supports various operations, including maritime security, counterpiracy, counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and some law enforcement operations.

Bilateral integration of amphibious vehicles and naval vessels enhances the ability to provide relief to people in the region during humanitarian disasters, as well as move forces ashore during a violent terror crisis.

AAV-ship integration training took place as part of KAMANDAG, a U.S. and Philippine bilateral exercise which primarily focused on enhancing counterterrorism and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities.

KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mandirigna Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of Warriors from the Sea.”

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