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BRP Jose Rizal sails for Hawaii maritime exercise
« on: July 30, 2020, 12:41:16 PM »
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BRP Jose Rizal sails for Hawaii maritime exercise
By Priam Nepomuceno  July 29, 2020, 6:21 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1110511

MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) on Wednesday formally deployed its first missile-frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), for the two-week "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) naval exercises which will run from August 17 to 31 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In a statement, Navy public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, said the send-off ceremony for the BRP Jose Rizal and its crew, the Naval Task Group (NTG) 80.5, took place at Alava Wharf in Subic Bay, Zambales.

NTG 80.5 is commanded by Captain Jerry Garrido, Jr., the commanding officer of BRP Jose Rizal, and is complemented by surface, services, and support components.

Also aboard was an AgustaWestland AW-109 "Power" naval helicopter.

Before their departure, NTG 80.5 underwent rigorous health and safety protocols prior to boarding the participating PN vessel in order to ensure the safety of everyone amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

"Our participation in these exercise marks the beginning of a new era of naval operations as we build up our capabilities for modern warfare," said PN chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, who served as presiding officer and keynote speaker for the send-off ceremony.

BRP Jose Rizal is the PN's first warship in the inventory that is equipped with multi-dimensional warfare capabilities.

Through this year's RIMPAC, the PN will be able to simulate and test the capabilities of this newly acquired platform and provide BRP Jose Rizal a venue to test the proficiency of Filipino naval personnel as they integrate into a wider range of operations.

Bacordo also urged the contingent to seize the opportunity to hone their skills and talents as they conduct operations in a joint and combined environment and later share their experiences with their colleagues.

"This will boost your team training and increase your operational readiness. But all of you need to observe safety protocols. In these challenging times, it is imperative to work together, learn together and be safe together," he added.

In light of safety protocols amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Roxas said exercises will be an at-sea event only.

"To ensure safety of all the contingents from different military forces, shore-based activities are minimized," she added.

RIMPAC is a United States-led naval exercise hosted by the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet and held biennially.

Described as the world’s premier and largest joint and combined naval exercise, RIMPAC is geared towards building trust and partnership with other navies, understanding the capabilities of other navies and enhancing inter-operability.

"The Navy’s participation in this exercise trumpets its commitment in promoting multi-lateral cooperation leading to the strengthening of relationship and cooperation among regional and extra-regional navies," Roxas said. (PNA)

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Re: BRP Jose Rizal sails for Hawaii maritime exercise
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 12:45:06 PM »
Busy sked awaits BRP Jose Rizal crew in Hawaii maritime exercise
By Priam Nepomuceno  July 15, 2020, 10:30 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1108985

MANILA – A "busy schedule" awaits officers and crew members of the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the Philippine Navy’s (PN) first missile-frigate, when they join the "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) exercises off Hawaii on August 17-31.

"(The) FF-150 will participate in a lot of exercises in RIMPAC, based on their schedule of events," PN public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, said in a message to the Philippine News Agency on Tuesday night. "I know there will be exercise(s) related to anti-submarine warfare, air defense, surface, and maritime security exercises."

The RIMPAC, which is held every other year, is described as the largest maritime warfare exercise in the world.

Roxas said the ship's crew would use the two-week RIMPAC maneuvers as a "shakedown cruise" to test the performance and seaworthiness of the brand-new missile frigate.

A "shakedown cruise" allows the crew to familiarize themselves aboard a new vessel and ensure that all of the ship's systems are functional.

The ship has 65 crew members and is commanded by Capt. Jerry Garrido.

"Other than that, it is a chance for the officers and crew to work as a team since most of the time they are conducting individual training. Through this exercise, they will be able to conduct and function as a whole team of FF-150," she said.

The RIMPAC, being a multi-dimensional training exercise, will be a chance for the BRP Jose Rizal "to level up its engagement in this four-dimension warfare", Roxas added.

"Having this exercise for FF-150, it is an opportunity now that we have this capability in our inventory," she said.

The ship is capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.

The BRP Jose Rizal was launched at the Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on May 23, 2019.

Its sister ship, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), was launched in the same facility on November 8 last year.

The contract for the two ships was PHP16 billion, along with PHP2 billion for weapon systems and munitions. (PNA)

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Re: BRP Jose Rizal sails for Hawaii maritime exercise
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 03:06:24 PM »
RIMPAC stint to help PH Navy develop surface warfare doctrines
By Priam Nepomuceno  July 28, 2020, 12:03 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1110286

MANILA – The participation of the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the country's first missile-frigate, in this year's "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) naval exercises will help the Philippine Navy (PN) in the development of its doctrines on surface warfare operations, its chief said on Monday.

"The experience acquired in this exercise is also an important input in the development of our doctrines in surface warfare operations ensuring that the PN is responsive against modern-day threats. Moreover, PN's participation enhances our cooperation and inter-operability with other foreign navies," said Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA), when asked for updates on BRP Jose Rizal's deployment for the international naval exercise slated on August 17 to 31.

Bacordo said the participation of the PN's first modern frigate will also help in the overall development of knowledge and skills of their naval personnel.

He added that RIMPAC, touted as the world's largest maritime warfare exercise, will give the PN an opportunity to see the ship in action, showcasing her capabilities in naval warfare.

"The crew of FF-150 have been conducting various training in preparation for the exercise. Training and drills are scheduled every day to make sure that the crew is in its highest state of readiness. Their training not only focuses on ship emergency drills but also on combat information center drills simulating actual combat scenarios," Bacordo said.

Also, the crew of BRP Jose Rizal will get to witness live-fire and sinking exercises first hand, he added.

"This is a great opportunity for the ship and its crew to observe and learn how other countries utilize weapons against air, surface and sub-surface threats," Bacordo said.

BRP Jose Rizal is scheduled to depart for Hawaii, where the biennial RIMPAC is usually held, this coming July 29 with preparations for the voyage now nearing completion.

"The ship is also logistically prepared and has enough provisions for the entire voyage. Various refueling and reprovisioning points have also been identified as part of the planning," he added.

Earlier, PN public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, said the ship's crew would use the two-week RIMPAC maneuvers as a "shakedown cruise" to test the performance and seaworthiness of the brand-new missile frigate.

A "shakedown cruise" allows the crew to familiarize themselves aboard a new vessel and ensure that all of the ship's systems are functional.

The RIMPAC, being a multi-dimensional training exercise, will be a chance for the BRP Jose Rizal "to level up its engagement in this four-dimension warfare", Roxas added.

"Having this exercise for FF-150, it is an opportunity now that we have this capability in our inventory," she said. The ship is capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.

The BRP Jose Rizal was launched at the Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on May 23, 2019.

Its sister ship, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), was launched in the same facility on November 8 last year.

The contract for the two ships was PHP16 billion, along with PHP2 billion for weapon systems and munitions. (PNA)

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Re: BRP Jose Rizal sails for Hawaii maritime exercise
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 09:20:50 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157718498382956

Navy's brand new frigate Jose Rizal departs for RIMPAC exercise in Hawaii

NAVAL STATION JOSE ANDRADA, Manila-The Philippine Navy (PN) held a simple send-off ceremony at Alava Wharf, SBMA, Zambales on July 29, 2020 for its contingent that will participate in the world’s premier and largest joint and combined naval exercise dubbed as Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2020 (RIMPAC20) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The participating Naval Task Group (NTG) 80.5 is onboard the newly-commissioned BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) with an embarked AW109 naval helicopter. NTG 80.5 is led by FF150's commanding officer, Capt. Jerry Garrido Jr. as the concurrent contingent commander, and complemented by the surface, services and support components.

Read more: https://navy.mil.ph/pn_web_news.php?news_id=2187

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Re: BRP Jose Rizal sails for Hawaii maritime exercise
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 09:23:50 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/iorbitnews/posts/1194400644267837

BRP JOSE RIZAL LEAVES SUBIC BAY FREEPORT RIMPAC BOUND.

The newly-commissioned missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) sails out of the Subic Bay Freeport on Wednesday (July 29) to join the biennial “Rim of the Pacific Exercise” (RIMPAC 2020), the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, which is hosted and administered by the United States Navy’s Indo-Pacific Command. RIMPAC 2020 will be held in Hawaii on August 17 to 31. -- By Dante Salvana

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Re: BRP Jose Rizal sails for Hawaii maritime exercise
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 02:16:09 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157731906442956

Hawaii bound BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) arrives in Guam

Naval Station Jose Andrada, Manila – The Philippine Navy (PN) warship, BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) with an embarked shipborne helicopter detachment made its stop over at the Naval Base Guam, USA on August 02, on their way to join the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2020 (RIMPAC2020) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Said layover was intended for refueling, re-provisioning and other health and bio-safety protocols in order to check the wellbeing of the approximately 120 sailors and aviators amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. This serves also as the ship’s preparation on the upcoming naval exercise.

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Re: BRP Jose Rizal sails for Hawaii maritime exercise
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 03:48:29 AM »
BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) departs in Guam bound for Hawaii

https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157737449662956

Guam, USA – The Philippine Navy (PN) warship, BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) with an embarked shipborne helicopter detachment departed from Foxtrot 3 Wharf, Guam Commercial Port, APRA Harbor, Guam, USA on Aug. 05 bound for Honolulu, Hawaii, USA to participate in the world’s premier and largest joint and combined naval exercise the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2020 (RIMPAC20).

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