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Re: BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) - ex-ROKS Chungju [PCC-762]
« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2020, 12:29:13 AM »
Wescom says Chinese warship readied guns vs PH Navy ship in PH territory
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQINQUIRER.net / 12:43 PM April 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—A warship of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) readied its guns for firing at a Philippine Navy ship near the Philippine-occupied Rizal (Commodore) Reef in the West Philippine Sea last February, according to a ranking Philippine military official on Thursday (April 23).

The Philippine Navy ship, BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), was on a sovereignty patrol mission when it encountered the Chinese corvette, with bow No. 514, on Feb. 17, said Vice Admiral Rene Medina, Western Command (Wescom) chief.

The Philippine ship radioed the Chinese vessel and got this response: “The Chinese government has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea, its islands and its adjacent waters.”

The Chinese vessel received another radio contact from the Philippine ship, instructing the Chinese ship to proceed directly to its next destination, Medina said. The Chinese vessel, however, repeated its response and maintained its course and speed.

Medina said the crew of the BRP Conrado Yap “visually observed” that the Chinese ship’s gun-firing mechanism was being aimed at the Philippine Navy vessel.

Medina described it as a “gun control director.”


“This gun control director can be used to designate and track targets and make all the main guns ready to fire in under a second,” he said.

No ESM

Although according to the Joint Task Force West, the BRP Conrado Yap does not have electronic means, called electronic support measures or ESM, to confirm that the Chinese vessel’s gun control director was readying guns for aiming and firing at the Philippine Navy ship, “the visual identification confirms this hostile intent.”

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The incident was one of the basis of two diplomatic protests filed by the Philippine government against Beijing on Wednesday (April 22).

The other basis of the diplomatic protest was China’s declaration of a section of the Philippine-claimed territory in the West Philippine Sea as part of Hainan province.

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Re: BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) - ex-ROKS Chungju [PCC-762]
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2020, 06:33:33 AM »
WESCOM clarifies the recent incident between Phil Navy and PLAN vessel within Philippine Waters

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/2881531995265962/

Camp General Artemio G Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City – Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr communicated through tweeter yesterday that the Philippines filed diplomatic protest with China over incident in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) regarding the PLAN Vessel Gun Control Director (GCD) directed towards a Philippine Navy Ship in PH Waters.

The Western Command confirms that the incident happened on February 17, 2020 through the report received from the Joint Task Force West (JTFW) and as revealed by the Commanding Officer of BRP Conrado Yap (PS39).

Based on the report from Joint Task Force West, PS39 departed Puerto Princesa City pier on February 15, 2020 to conduct Territorial Defense Operations (TDO) and sovereignty patrol at Malampaya Natural Gas to Power Project (MNGPP) and at the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG), WPS. On February 17, 2020, while PS39 is underway to Rizal Reef Detachment, they detected a radar contact of a gray colored vessel. PS39 was first to issue radio challenge on which the vessel responded “the Chinese government has imputable sovereignty over the South China Sea, its islands and its adjacent waters”. PS39 again challenged the vessel and then instructed to proceed directly to its next destination. That vessel repeated its response and maintained her course and speed.

Significantly, PS39 was able to identify the said vessel as PLAN Vessel bearing a bow number 514 (Corvette warship). There, PS39 was able to visually observed that the Gun Control Director, an equipment that gives information in obtaining a fire control solution of said PLAN vessel was directed towards PS39. This Gun Control Director can be used to designate and track targets and makes all the main guns ready to fire in under a second.

According to Joint Task Force West, while PS39 does not have the Electronic Support Measures (ESM) to confirm that PLAN Gun Control Director was directed towards her, visual identification confirms this hostile intent. This hostile act on the part of Chinese Government and encroachment within the Philippines’ EEZ is perceived as a clear violation of international law and Philippine Sovereignty.

Nevertheless, both vessels continued their respective voyage after that incident. WESCOM has reported this incident to higher headquarters.

The Western Command as the AFP’s primary unit in the West Philippine Sea will continue to perform its duty and will never be intimidated nor let our guards down in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the Philippines and will support any future capability upgrade of our ships patrolling our Philippine Waters.

« Last Edit: April 24, 2020, 08:52:03 AM by adroth »

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Re: BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) - ex-ROKS Chungju [PCC-762]
« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2020, 02:32:10 PM »
In addition to quad pack (8 x) KH-35/KCT-15, the People's Vietnam Navy seems to have added a manual Igla launcher just amidship.




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Re: BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) - ex-ROKS Chungju [PCC-762]
« Reply #78 on: November 19, 2020, 11:36:47 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/ROKArmedForces/posts/3386083571490006

ROKS Soyang (AOE-51), currently assigned to the Cruise Training Task Group, joined the Philippine Navy’s BRP Conrado Yap off the coast of Manila and donated COVID-19 related medical supplies.

BRP Conrado Yap is a former ROKN Pohang-class corvette and is named after a Filipino hero who led his nation’s contingent in the Korean War

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