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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2017, 07:06:57 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

I can't seem to find specific references to the GDP and/or the Boni in the contract announcement.  Are we sure these Mk 38s aren't ticketed for one or both of the SSVs?

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2017, 10:20:30 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=970800

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PHL Navy's latest frigate to be deployed for annual exhibit in Malaysia

MANILA, March 11 (PNA) -- In line with efforts to foster closer defense ties with its Southeast Asian neighbors, the Philippine Navy (PN) will deploy its newly acquired Hamilton-class cutter, the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), to the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2017) in Malaysia.

The event will start on March 21 and end on the 25th, Navy spokesperson Lued Lincuna said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Saturday.

In line with this, he said the Navy will have a send-off ceremony for BRP Andres Bonifacio and the 206 naval personnel on board at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor on Tuesday.

Lincuna said Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Adm. Ronald Joseph Mercado will lead the ceremony.

Aside from participating in LIMA 2017, the Filipino warship and her crew will conduct port visits to Lumut and Port Klang, Malaysia,

LIMA, one of the most influential exhibitions in Asia, is a dedicated maritime and aerospace exhibition for defense, civil and commercial aviation, shipbuilding and ship repair.

The BRP Andres Bonifacio, the third Hamilton-class cutter in the Navy's service, was formally welcomed into the Philippine fleet last December 9.

The ship is armed with a 76-mm. Oto Melara automatic cannon, like her sister ships, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) and BRP Gregorio Del Pilar.

The BRP Andres Bonifacio is the former USCGC Boutwell that was retired from US Coast Guard service on March 16 last year and handed to the Philippine Navy a few months later in July 2016.

Hamilton-class cutters have a gross tonnage of 3,250 tons, has a length of 378 ft., a beam of 43 ft., and draft of 15 ft.

Its propulsion systems consist of two diesel engines and two gas turbine engines, giving it a top speed of 29 knots and a crew of 88 officers and enlisted personnel.

The ship has cruising range of 14,000 miles and has a sea and loiter time of 45 days. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2017, 02:23:18 AM »
From: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1252894688129709/



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BRP Andres Bonifacio sails to Malaysia for maritime and aerospace exhibition
Published March 14, 2017 2:45pm

Philippine Navy Vice Commander Rear Admiral Rafael Mariano led the send-off ceremony on Tuesday for BRP Andres Bonifacio and more than 200 Navy sailors, a report on Balitanghali said.

The vessel and the sailors will participate in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition or LIMA 2017 to be held from March 21 to 26, GMA News' Oscar Oida reported.

The LIMA is one of the most influential exhibits in Asia when it comes to maritime and aerospace defense, civil and commercial aviation, ship building, and ship repair.

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2017, 02:59:28 AM »
BRP Andres Bonifacio at LIMA '17. Via Navy Recognition.

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2017, 10:55:51 PM »
BRP Andres Bonifacio will be participating in a naval exercise as part of LIMA 2017.

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=974015

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LIMA 2017 to provide PN with view on modern naval technologies

MANILA, March 22 (PNA) -- The ongoing Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) will provide the Philippine Navy (PN) an opportunity to see first hand modern naval technologies.

This was stressed by PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado who was present in the opening ceremonies of LIMA 2017 held Tuesday (March 21).

“(This is) an opportunity for us to widen our knowledge particularly on modern maritime technologies,” he said.

Such assessments are needed as the PN is now undergoing modernization with various modern naval platforms undergoing bidding, construction, and delivery within the next three years.

Aside from Mercado, also attending LIMA 17 was the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), the country's third Hamilton-class cutter in service and 206 naval personnel, who will participate in the LIMA Sea Exercise, a half-day multi-national naval exercise among participating countries.

LIMA is one of the most influential exhibitions in Asia since this is a dedicated maritime and aerospace exhibition for defense, civil and commercial aviation, shipbuilding and ship repair.

LIMA 2017 started on March 21 and will end on the 25th. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2017, 06:43:22 PM »
More photos from LIMA '17. Still from Navy Recognition.



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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2017, 06:30:04 AM »
There seems to be no NAG AW109 component to both recent patrols of "Supremo" and "Monching"

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2017, 01:27:03 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=976976

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BRP Andres Bonifacio's Kuala Lumpur visit highlights PHL-Malaysia partnership

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 (PNA) -- The serene waters off Port Klang became more alive with music, good cheers and camaraderie Friday night as a visiting Philippine Navy frigate hosted a reception for members of the diplomatic and defense attaché corps, Wisma Putra officials, leading businessmen and the members and friends of the Filipino-Malaysian community.

Skippered by Captain Brendo Casaclang, the frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio, with its 88-person complement, was welcomed by Malaysian Armed Forces chief of staff Lt. General Dato’ Abdul Halim bin Hj Jalal, the event’s guest of honor.

In a message before some 300 guests and crew members, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya said that the frigate’s goodwill visit “highlights the deepening partnership between the Philippine and Malaysian governments and their respective armed forces, including in addressing issues of common concern such as extremism and transnational crimes.”

Malaya, who concluded last weekend his five-and-a-half years diplomatic assignment in Kuala Lumpur, noted that with the relentless law enforcement operations conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines against the Abu Sayyaf group and their affiliates in Sulu and Basilan and the enhanced intelligence-sharing and coordinated patrols in the Sulu Seas between the Philippine and Malaysian sides, there has been no kidnapping in Sabah waters since November last year, and the last remaining Malaysians in the hands of lawless elements have been safely recovered.

Ambassador Malaya also cited the heightened interest of Malaysian companies in investment opportunities in the fast growing PH economy and the increasing number of PH companies doing business in Malaysia, led by Petron Corporation, PLDT and Pancake House.

The port call and reception at Port Klang capped BRP Andres Bonifacio’s Malaysian voyage, which included participation in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition ‘17, and port call and maritime exercises at the Royal Malaysian Naval base in Lumut, Perak. Port Klang is the main seaport to Kuala Lumpur.

In his remarks during the program, Commodore Albert A. Mogol, the head of the visiting mission and Commander of the Philippine Navy’s Fleet Marine Ready Force, described the visit as a manifestation of the Philippine Navy’s “commitment to promote harmonious relations between and among countries.”

The event featured performances by the Philippine Marine Corps band and Kuala Lumpur-based Filipino performers Gina Panizales and Jennifer Alferez who made the night more fun with lively repertoire of Filipino and Malaysian songs, jazz standards and dance music. Miss Panizales sang P. Ramlee’s Getawan Jiwa and the upbeat “Isang mundo, isang awit” (One world, one song), while Ms. Alferez, a PH embassy staff member, did Breathless and Dancing Queen.

BRP Andres Bonifacio is the third Gregorio del Pilar-class frigate to be commissioned by the Philippine Navy. She is named after Andrés Bonifacio, a Filipino revolutionary leader who is regarded as the "Father of the Philippine Revolution" and a pre-eminent national hero of the Philippines.

The frigate is expected to return to home shores on April 6, after leaving Manila on March 14. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2017, 06:00:58 AM »
BRP Andres Bonifacio has moved over to take over the West Philippine Sea patrol assignments previously handled by the BRP Gregorio del Pilar.

del Pilar is returning to Subic for Continuous Maintenance Availability.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/navalforceswest/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1320953867959477

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2017, 08:24:40 AM »
BRP Andres Bonifacio has moved over to take over the West Philippine Sea patrol assignments previously handled by the BRP Gregorio del Pilar.

del Pilar is returning to Subic for Continuous Maintenance Availability.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/navalforceswest/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1320953867959477

The Rule-of-Three in action!!!!  :)