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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2016, 09:21:13 PM »
Welcome home BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17)!

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2016, 10:26:42 PM »
BRP Andres Bonifacio, PH’s new ship from US, to patrol Sulu seas

By: Frances Mangosing, 01:10 PM December 09, 2016


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The newly-acquired ship from the United States, the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is being eyed to be deployed in the seas of Sulu to help in dealing with security threats, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.

“I expect to see this ship painted in grey to ply the Sulu seas to help in the prevention of the kidnappings and piracy in the seas. This ship will certainly be a valuable platform in the pursuit of the constitutional mandate of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines),” he said in his speech at the welcome ceremonies for the new ship at the Manila South Harbor on Friday.

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2016, 11:28:25 PM »
3rd warship from US arrives | rappler - December 09, 2016
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The former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutter that can stay for a long period at sea even in rough weather will join similar ships BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and BRP Ramon Alcaraz in patrolling the country's waters.

YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryObQ457_cA

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2017, 02:48:04 PM »
Credit to Rico Tamala for noticing this.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211018308994209&set=p.10211018308994209&type=3&theater

Different RHIB launcher for the FF-17?


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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2017, 05:23:08 AM »
I actually highlighted the subtle equipment difference in the old forum last Feb 2016, between the then-WHEC-719 and our first two Del Pilars, for RHIB handling. Boutwell's starboard RHIB is on davits(Welin Lambie dual-point davits), while the port side has the single-point crane.

To further note, all the other remaining WHEC-715s (still in USCG service) also has starboard dual-point davits.

And from this Boutwell video (Arctic Shield 2015), take a look starting at 1:27... my observations that due to the two-point connection, launching the rhib is more stable compared with the single-arm crane (on the port side).

This is another equipment that our PN will have to master. :)

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ETA : Davits tech info excerpt from official USCG doc (pg 65 of PDF).

* -- note - CB OTH Mk II is Cutter Boat (Over the Horizon), 23' or 7-meter RHIB.
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2017, 08:46:36 PM »
Don't the Tarlacs have dual points too?

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2017, 12:31:53 AM »
BRP Andres Bonifacio is being sent out on a shakedown cruise and a midshipman cruise.

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=954655

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30 members of PMA Class of 2017 board BRP Andres Bonifacio for sea phase training

MANILA, Jan. 12 (PNA) -- A total of 30 members of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 2017, who have decided to join the Navy after graduation, have boarded the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) to start their sea phase training.

Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said the above-mentioned training started Thursday and will last until January 31.

The ship, the third Hamilton-class cutter in Philippine service, will also sail to the Visayas and Zamboanga City while these prospective naval officers are undergoing their sea phase training, he added.

The latter is the last phase of training as they join the PN.

Lincuna said this is an opportunity for these cadets to experience being at sea and acclimatize themselves to the Navy environment onboard a warship before embarking to a new commitment as officers of the PN.

Meanwhile, coinciding with the sea phase training, this will also serve as a shakedown mission for the personnel of BRP Andres Bonifacio since its arrival last Dec. 10 after its transfer from the US.

It is a maiden mission that will test the endurance at sea and operability of newly-installed ship’s equipment.

"Further, aboard FF-17 were the Philippine Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Team (PMC, DBT) that will showcase musical performance to local populace of each port of call. Also, the scheduled arrival of BRP Andres Bonifacio is timely to the major festivals of the provinces that they will be visiting that includes Sinulog Festival of Cebu on Jan. 15 and Dinagyang Festival of Ilo-ilo on Jan. 20," Lincuna added.

BRP Andres Bonifacio is an excellent training platform for midshipmen of PMA Class of 2017 as the vessel features relatively modern navigation equipment, damage control paraphernalia and modern engineering facilities that would equip cadets with the necessary knowledge and skills as they are set to operate and maintain modern vessels and aircraft on the pipeline of PN Modernization Program.

This PN endeavor is in line with the PN Human Capital Strategy based on the tenets of PN Sail Plan 2020 which is to develop highly competent and motivated professionals. With this, aggressive recruitment will also be undertaken simultaneously along with the port calls to provincial destinations of the mission. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2017, 02:44:24 AM »
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The third Del Pilar Class Frigate of the Philippine Navy (PN) arrived in Cebu City on January 13, 2017 for the Show the Flag, port visit, conduct of PN mobile recruitment and various activities.


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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2017, 02:59:29 AM »
Photo taken from BRP Andres Bonifacio FF17 FB Page

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2017, 12:25:49 AM »
This was taken a few days ago.  Photo credit to Edsy@flickr.com  I appears that this is dockside painting, without going dockyard downtime.  Anyone who had been following her or the other DPCFs has an idea where this is.
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2017, 05:44:06 AM »
Photo posted in FB page of Semperprimus 15. Painting is completed.
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2017, 06:25:03 PM »
More close-up photos of the BRP Andres Bonifacio FF-17 as it was painted from white to gray.

Photo source: Jess Estaño Ladero, Jr.











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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2017, 09:57:04 PM »
This was taken a few days ago.  Photo credit to Edsy@flickr.com  I appears that this is dockside painting, without going dockyard downtime.  Anyone who had been following her or the other DPCFs has an idea where this is.


This is in Pier 13, Manila Port. The same with with the photos I posted here recently.
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2017, 06:28:21 AM »
MK 38 Mod 3 for the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17). Contract dated 29 September 2016. Delivery date by May 2018.

Seems like both BRP Andres Bonifacio and BRP Dregorio del Pilar will be using the Mod 3 instead of the Mod 2 for the BRP Ramon Alcaraz. The Mod 3 would feature a fully enclosed mount with higher magazine capacity, better elevation and degrees of freedom and possible additional mods. http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/bae-systems-developing-next-generation-mk-38-gun-mount/

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BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, Armament Systems Division, Louisville, Kentucky, is being awarded a $25,427,512 firm-fixed-price supply contract for the fiscal 2016 production of the MK 38 MOD 3 Machine Gun System (MGS)....
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This contract combines purchases for the Navy (84 percent); and the governments of the Philippines (8 percent); and Jordan (8 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.
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Work will be performed Hafia, Israel (67 percent); and Louisville, Kentucky (33 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2018.
https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/959765
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2017, 03:59:27 PM »
^ It appears that the 'Mod 3' designation has two variations -- the manufacturer's (as the link showed above) and that being official used by US Navy ('technical refresh' is a term used by Seapower magazine in its Jan-2017 Almanac edition). 

US Navy Program Guide

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An ordnance alteration (ORDALT) has been developed to implement a 7.62mm coaxially mounted automatic gun. This ORDALT completed live-fire testing in late FY 2016 and will complete safety
qualification in FY 2017. In addition, improvements to the Mk 38 Mod 2 have been implemented, including an enhanced electro-optical/infrared sensor with increased range and resolution for tracking and identification to counter swarm fast-attack craft/fast in-shore-attack craft. Mk 38 Mod 3 is assigned for this improved configuration.
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