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Re: PAF Long-Range Air Defense Radars
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2019, 04:12:09 PM »
PH Air Force to be capable of integrated defense soon
By Priam Nepomuceno  July 4, 2019, 1:07 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1074068?fbclid=IwAR0WFQ6sSLyloLZT1uC90t5BEN8JFzU-FHVkUhMUmYptZwcs7MaArs4wqao

MANILA -- Once the Philippine Air Force (PAF) acquires brand-new multi-role fighters, the service will be capable of fielding an Integrated Air Defense System that will protect the country from aerial threats.

"The acquisition of multi-role fighters would soon complete the Integrated Air Defense System of the entire country, which is composed of sensors -- the radars, ground defense, and the interceptors, which will be our multi-role fighters," PAF commander, Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez, said in his speech at the Air Force's 72nd founding anniversary on Tuesday.

In support of this mission, Briguez said the Air Force has recently activated its FA-50 simulator facility at the 5th Fighter Wing, Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga that will be used by the Air Defense Command in training a new generation of pilots.

"We have also installed our second radar at the Gozar Air Station in Lubang Island, Mindoro and we are continuously working on the construction of the radar basing support system for the third radar at Mount Salacot, Palawan," he added.

Briguez added that Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has recently approved the plan to acquire the so-called "ground-based air defense system" that will be used in protecting radar bases and other important government facilities from internal and external threats.

The PAF Strategic Basing Plan intends to develop such areas as Lal-lo, Cagayan; Guiuan, Samar; Mati, Davao Oriental; Hill 900 in Zamboanga; and Balabac Island, Palawan to achieve effective and efficient air operations, he said.

The air force chief added that they will soon finalize their Integrated Command and Control, Communications and Computer Systems that will further enhance their capability to conduct air operations.

"Through this, we shall achieve a robust, high performance, fully interoperable and integrated communications technology infrastructure that will provide all elements of the DND-AFP (Department of National Defense - Armed Forces of the Philippines) information requirement and support a common operational picture," he added.

Briguez also took the opportunity to thank President Rodrigo R. Duterte for his "colossal and unprecendented support to the AFP," which includes the ongoing modernization program; significant salary increase for all soldiers, including the hazard duty pay of front line troops in Sulu; and the additional issued firearms.

These initiatives by the President and Commander-in-Chief have made the troops more secure, confident, and focused in the conduct of operations, he added.

"We also highly appreciate the support of our foreign Air Force counterparts, such as Japan, especially for the UH-1H spare parts they have given us; our ASEAN partners, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam; and also South Korea, China, the United States, Russia, Australia, and other countries that we have been working closely with," Briguez said. (PNA)

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Re: PAF Long-Range Air Defense Radars
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2020, 09:57:34 PM »
Japan Strikes First Arms Export Deal — Can Tokyo Find More Buyers For Its Pricey Weapons?
Sep 11, 2020

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In August, Japan signed a government-government deal to export advanced air surveillance radars to the Philippines. This $103.5 million contract is considered to be modern Japan’s first export of a complete defense product—and that a full six years after the Japanese government lifted restrictions on arms sales abroad.

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The radars reportedly include three fixed J/FPS-3ME Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) systems and one mobile J/TPS-P14ME. Both are optimized for medium-to-high altitude aerial surveillance and are built by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO).

AESA systems are the gold-standard for military radars due to their jamming resistance, and the J/FPS-3 comprises both an L-Band surveillance system with a maximum range of 400 miles, and a more precise S-Band radar that scan out to 93 miles. Meanwhile, the J/TPS-P14 is based around an S-Band phased-array radar with air surveillance range of 250 miles.

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Furthermore, the Japanese government is reportedly pursuing a radar-coverage sharing agreement with the Philippines due to Japanese interest in monitoring Chinese military activity in the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Batanes Islands, which one of the new fixed radars would be surveilling. In exchange, the Philippines would receive radar data from Japanese radars in Okinawa.

Japan to consider sharing air defense radar information with Philippines in order to track Chinese aircraft
July 13, 2020

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News reports from Japan says Tokyo is mulling over a plan to share air defense radar information with the Philippines in order to better track Chinese aircraft heading out to the Pacific Ocean.

Currently, Japan is able to track Chinese aircraft over the Miyako Straits but if any of those aircraft enters the Pacific via Bashi Channel, they cannot be track reliably due to the distance involved.

The plan is to share the information from Japanese radars with the Philippines while Manila will provide information collected by three Mitsubishi Electric J/FPS-3 and one J/TPS-P14 radars that Philippines is buying.

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With the information provided by Philippines, Japan can get a better air picture of Chinese aircraft movements south of Taiwan and take appropriate measures much earlier.

Additional links:
JTPS-P14 @ radartutorial.eu
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 10:18:56 PM by girder »

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Re: PAF Long-Range Air Defense Radars
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2020, 07:23:24 PM »
Japanese radar system to strengthen WPS monitoring: AFP
October 13, 2020

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MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) would install one of the radar systems that would be delivered from Japan at the closed Matinloc gas platform located off Malampaya, Palawan near the West Philippine Sea.

"You see, we (decided that) the Matinloc platform (will) be assigned one of the radars coming from Japan to beef up our monitoring capability in the West Philippine Sea," AFP chief-of-staff, Gen. Gilbert Gapay said in an online press conference with the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) Tuesday.

Gapay said these radar systems from Japan would be used to beef up the country's maritime domain awareness capability.

"Aside from radars, we are also looking at Japan as a source of (in) developing our cyber (capabilities). This is one aspect we are focusing on now and I think we can partner with Japan in this area, cyber-defense and security which is also one of their thrusts of the Japan Self Defense Force," he said.

Gapay added that the AFP is also interested in beefing up its unmanned aerial systems capability with Japanese assistance.