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PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« on: October 05, 2016, 09:42:44 AM »
Some details of the Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project:



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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 08:31:14 AM »
FINMECCANICA SIGNS CONTRACT WORTH OVER 100 MILLION EUROS WITH THE PHILIPPINE NAVY FOR AGUSTAWESTLAND AW159 HELICOPTERS

  • Finmeccanica signs contract worth over 100 million euros with the Philippine Navy for AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters
  • The helicopters will be delivered in 2018 and will perform anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare primary missions
  • The contract also includes support and training package 
  • The Philippine order adds to those in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea, bringing the total orders for AW159s to 72
  • The most advanced helicopter today available for maritime and naval operations in the most modern and challenging scenarios

Finmeccanica has been awarded a contract, valued at over 100 million euros, to supply the Philippine Navy with two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters. The aircraft will be built and delivered from the Finmeccanica Helicopter Divisionís Yeovil plant, in the United Kingdom, in 2018. The order includes training and multi-year support and adds to those by the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea. It is a testament to the long standing relationship between the Philippine Armed Forces and Finmeccanica following previous aeronautics and helicopter programmes.
 
The two helicopters will be equipped with sophisticated state-of-the-art mission equipment and sensors, primarily dedicated to anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare roles. The helicopters will also be capable of performing other roles including search and rescue, maritime security and maritime surveillance.

http://www.leonardocompany.com/en/-/filippine-aw159-philippine
http://www.leonardocompany.com/documents/63265270/77253330/ComFNM_AW159_Philippines_31032016_ENG.pdf?download_file
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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 09:02:28 AM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=975061

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Navy ASW helis to be armed with Spike NLOS missiles

MANILA, March 26 (PNA) -- The Philippine Navy (PN)'s first two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters will be armed with Spike NLOS missiles giving it a capability to engage hostile vessels beyond visual range.

The said weapon manufactured by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. NLOS is short for "non-line of sight". It was originally designed to destroy tanks.

PN spokesperson Capt. Lincuna said these helicopters are the AgustaWestland AW-159 "Wildcats" which are scheduled to be delivered by 2018.

The Department of National Defense signed a contract with AugustaWestland, now Leonardo, to buy two AW-159 ASW helicopters for PHP5.362 billion, last year.

It will be deployed aboard the two frigates the Philippines has ordered from South Korea worth PHP16 billion.

Lincuna said the PN will be using Spike NLOS as a anti-ship weapon due to its claimed range of 25 kilometers.

"The missile has a built-in camera that allows it to be operated day or night," the PN spokesperson.

"The Spike NLOS weapon system can be operated in either direct attack or mid-course navigation based on target coordinates only. These modes enable defeat of long-range hidden targets, with pinpoint precision, damage assessment and the obtaining of real-time intelligence," weapon manufacturer Rafael said in its website.

Lincuna said the missiles will complement the AW-159s' detection and tracking equipment.

"The helicopters will be a full package, from detection, tracking, up to prosecution," he said. (PNA)
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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 01:21:14 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=10&rid=976674

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(NewsFeature) PN soon-to-have weapons platform capable of neutralizing surface ships, submarines

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) -- For the first time in decades, the Philippine Navy (PN), with the arrival of its two AgustaWestland AW-159 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters, will be in possession of platform capable of detecting, locating and if needed, prosecuting hostile underwater contacts.

Prosecuting in military parlance means the destruction or neutralization of targets deemed hostile by the military.

The AW-159 ASW helicopters, also known as the "Wildcat" is expected to join the fleet by next year, PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said.

He said these aircraft will be deployed aboard the two missile-armed frigates, those contract was bagged by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries last year.

"Once the AW-159 arrives, the PN will now have the capability to detect, locate and if necessary prosecute hostile surface and sub-surface targets," Lincuna stressed.

The AW-159 (previously called the Future Lynx and Lynx Wildcat) is an improved version of the Westland Super Lynx military helicopter.

It is ordered for the British Army and the United Kingdom's Royal Navy.

It has a crew of two, has a maximum speed of 291 km/h (181 mph), range of 777 km (483 miles), ferry range of 963 km (598 miles) and an endurance of one and a-half hours (fours hours and 30 minutes if fitted with auxiliary fuel)

The AW-159 is fitted with a variety of weapons capable of dealing with surface ships and submarines.

One of the armaments, the PN "Wildcat" will be armed with is the Spike NLOS missiles giving it a capability to engage hostile vessels beyond visual range.

The said weapon is manufactured by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. NLOS is short for "non-line of sight". It was originally designed to destroy tanks.

"The missile has a built-in camera that allows it to be operated day or night," the PN spokesperson.

"The Spike NLOS weapon system can be operated in either direct attack or mid-course navigation based on target coordinates only. These modes enable defeat of long-range hidden targets, with pinpoint precision, damage assessment and the obtaining of real-time intelligence," weapon manufacturer Rafael said in its website.

The Department of National Defense signed a contract with AugustaWestland, now Leonardo, to buy two AW-159 ASW helicopters for PHP5.362 billion, last year.

Lincuna said the PN will be using Spike NLOS as a anti-ship weapon due to its claimed range of 25 kilometers. (PNA)
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