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New Frigate Upgrade Deal Puts South Korea-Philippines Military Ties Into Focus
The contract announcement highlighted ongoing defense collaboration between the two sides.

By Prashanth Parameswaran
August 28, 2019

https://thediplomat.com/2019/08/new-frigate-upgrade-deal-puts-south-korea-philippines-military-ties-into-focus/

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Last week, the defense aspect of the relationship was in the headlines again with a confirmation of a new deal involving the two countries. Per the Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND), a South Korean defense manufacturer won a contract to upgrade the capabilities of Philippine frigates.

According to the notice of award (NOA) from the DND, Hanwha Systems Co., Ltd had won the contract for the Philippine Navy’s Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Project. Per the NOA, the project, which a contract price of 1.304 billion pesos, is designed to help boost the ship’s capabilities in various areas including its combat management systems, sonar capability, and electronic capabilities.

The project represents an ongoing effort by the Philippines to strengthen the capabilities of its existing ships to address a range of security challenges. The Del Pilar class vessels – BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS-15), BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16) and the BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS-17) – originally three former U.S. Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters, were handed over to the Philippines as part of defense collaboration between the two treaty allies and subsequently converted into frigates.

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2019, 11:29:54 PM »
MADEX 2019 Day 2 - HHI, HCX-19, LPX-II, KDDX, Lacroix, Hanwha
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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2019, 10:12:18 PM »
Problem. Aren't there only TWO sets of Sea Giraffe radars? 
Is there shortfall being addressed? All three ships are receiving the new Hanwa CMS but only two will have the big radar. 

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2019, 12:28:45 AM »
Problem. Aren't there only TWO sets of Sea Giraffe radars?

Yup, only two. At this time.

http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=872.0

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Is there shortfall being addressed? All three ships are receiving the new Hanwa CMS but only two will have the big radar.

Given that three CMS are being acquired, it would actually indicate that a third will eventually be acquired. Hopefully sooner than later.

Given that the BRP Gregorio del Pilar is still undergoing repairs to its propellers, acquisition of the 3rd radar isn't as urgent as it would otherwise be.