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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2019, 02:37:24 PM »

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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2019, 11:29:45 PM »
Navy to receive 2 helicopters from UK
Jaime Laude (The Philippine Star) - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy is set to receive two brand new anti-submarine helicopters from the United Kingdom next week.

Navy spokesman Capt. Jonathan Zata said the two helicopters, the AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) AW-159 “Wildcats,” are on their way for delivery.

The government procured the two state-of-the-art helicopters for P5.4 billion from UK-based Leonardo in line with the Navy’s capability upgrade projects under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program.

Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad and defense officials were in UK last month for pre-delivery test and inspection of the two helicopters.

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Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/05/04/1914890/navy-receive-2-helicopters-uk#ou6YJL5pZdMO5SmR.99
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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2019, 01:56:14 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-helicopter/imdex-2019-wildcats-touch-down-philippines/

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IMDEX 2019: Wildcats touch down in Philippines
7th May 2019 - 07:33 GMT

Two AW159 Wildcat helicopters belonging to the Philippine Navy (PN) arrived on home shores on 7 May, having been delivered via a chartered Antonov An-124 transport aircraft that departed from London-Stansted Airport.

The AW159s arrived in Manila, but they will be transported to Danilo Atienza Air Base in Cavite for reassembly. Subsequently they will be based there as part of Naval Aviation Squadron MH-40 of the Naval Air Group. This squadron already operates AW109E Power helicopters.

The two new Leonardo aircraft with tail numbers 440 and 441 are expected to be formally inducted on 27 May, a date that marks the 121st anniversary of the PN.

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The Philippines will typically embark these helicopters aboard two 2,600t Jose Rizal-class frigates currently being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries.

The aircraft represent the first anti-submarine warfare (ASuW) platforms for the PN, and they will fulfil this role with dipping sonar, sonobuoys and LIG Nex1 K745 Blue Shark torpedoes (two launchers with six lightweight torpedoes can be carried).


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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2019, 07:38:12 AM »
Anti-sub helis capable of disaster response missions
By Priam Nepomuceno  June 28, 2019, 11:54 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1073542

MANILA -- Aside from detecting, hunting and if necessary sinking hostile submarines, the Philippine Navy (PN)'s two newly-acquired AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) AW-159 anti-submarine helicopters are capable of doing tasks aimed at the preservation of human life especially in times of disasters.

This was stressed by Navy spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata Thursday when asked what other missions can the AW-159s can do aside from its military missions.

"Secondary roles of the AW-159 include humanitarian assistance and disaster response operation/search-and-rescue(HADR/SAR) and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC)," he added in a message to the Philippine News Agency.

Such capabilities are considered very welcome as the PN is one of the first responders in times of calamities.

The two anti-submarine helicopters were commissioned into PN service last June 17, more than a month after these arrived in the country last May 7.

Zata said the two "Wildcat" helicopters will be deployed aboard the two Jose Rizal-class missile frigates, being constructed by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and scheduled for delivery in 2020.

The aircraft were acquired for PHP5.4 billion including its munition, mission essential equipment and integrated logistic support.

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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2020, 11:58:21 AM »
Navy's anti-sub choppers to be operational in November
By Priam Nepomuceno  January 16, 2020, 5:33 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1091023

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN)'s first two anti-submarine helicopters, the AgustaWestland (AW) 159 'Wildcat", will be operational in detecting, and if necessary, destroy submersibles encroaching on the country's waters this November.

"The helicopters are okay and the (crew is) still undergoing training (on how to operate the aircraft and its various systems). Our full anti-submarine warfare capability will be completed this year once the delivery of its weapons (torpedoes and missiles) are completed along with the training of the Naval Air (Group) pilots (selected to man the helicopters). I think the target date is November," PN flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad told a media interview on Wednesday night.

Once these requirements are met, Empedrad said the AW-159s can locate hostile submarines and destroy them with torpedoes if needed.

Earlier, the PN said the first batch of South Korean-made LIG Nex1 "Blue Shark" lightweight torpedoes, which will serve as the primary weapon of the two AW-159 helicopters, arrived in the country last July.

The AW-159 helicopters, which were delivered on May 7, 2019 and commissioned on June 17 of the same year, were acquired for PHP5.4 billion including its munition, mission essential equipment and integrated logistic support.

They can also be armed with rockets, machine guns, missiles, torpedoes, and depth charges and fitted with modern sonar systems for tracking down submarines. (PNA)

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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2020, 09:26:22 PM »
    pardon my ignorance guys....that orange thing on the pylon... is it a practice round or the good thing?

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Re: PN Anti-Submarine Helicopter Acquisition Project
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2020, 04:18:48 AM »
The two critical pieces of the ASW puzzle . . . together




PH Navy’s newest missile capable frigate arrives in the Philippines

https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157529670232956

The Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable warship, which will be christened BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) once it is commissioned to service, finally arrived in Subic, Zambales today, May 23 after its five day maiden voyage from Ulsan, South Korea.

Upon reaching the Philippine waters early morning of May 21, FF150 exchanged signals and communications through radio with BRP Quezon (PS70) that is currently deployed in Mavulis Island, Batanes.

On early morning of May 22, the Naval Forces Northern Luzon welcomed FF150 by rendering a meeting procedure with its first patrol boat division composed of three patrol boats at the vicinity of Bolinao, Pangasinan. Later in the afternoon, BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) with one Augusta Westland (AW) 109 helicopter and C-90 Fixed Wing Aircraft conducted a meeting procedure with FF150 along the vicinity of Sta. Cruz, Zambales. It was then escorted by PS17 to its designated anchorage area.

Earlier today, frigate Jose Rizal was accorded the traditional passing honors with PS17 and three multipurpose assault crafts (MPACs). The momentous event was captured during the fly-by of two naval helicopters – the anti-submarine helicopter, AW159 and AW109.

The Commander, Offshore Combat Force, Commodore Karl Decapia who presided the arrival of FF150 indicated that this signals the realization of a modern navy that is capable of imposing the Navy's territorial defense mandate. This frigate is capable of fighting the four dimensions of warfare. He then thanked Philippine leadership for standing behind the PN modernization in pursuit of a credible and modern navy.

In a separate statement, the Philippine Fleet commander, Rear Adm. Loumer Bernabe greeted all the officers and men of FF150, PN Frigate Owners representatives and the support team from Republic of Korea, saying, “We are one with the Filipino people in expressing our profound gratitude in bringing pride and honor to the Philippine Navy and the AFP".

"Our countrymen expect nothing less than the selfless and honorable service that we in the Fleet have sworn to uphold and protect. I enjoin everyone to sustain the momentum that you have gained and continue to aspire for competence and excellence", he added.

While at anchor, the sailing crew will undergo two-week quarantine in adherence to the strict health protocols being implemented by the Philippine government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Technical Inspection and Acceptance of the frigate shall commence after the quarantine period. A simple arrival and commissioning ceremony is poised to be conducted on June 19 coinciding with the birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the ship’s namesake.

The arrival of FF150 in the country is yet another major leap toward the fulfillment of the PN’s thrust of having modern platforms and systems which provide opportunities for its personnel to develop modern mindsets and propel the whole organization into becoming a multi-capable naval force responsive to our maritime nation’s defense and development.