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Phil Marine Corp's Coastal Defense Regiment (Provisional)
« on: August 08, 2020, 03:57:38 PM »
as posted in FB (emphasize mine) by Josephine Jaron Codilla (Joji)
source: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10223827425822956&set=pcb.10223827426062962

Congratulations to Col Romulo Bim Quemado, commander of the newly-activated Coastal Defense Regiment (Provisional) of the Philippine Marine Corps! Activation ceremony now happening at the PMC Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. After relinquishing his post as director of the AFP Leadership Development Center, Col Quemado was made a member of its Core Group.  Congratulations to our beloved former director of the AFPLDC!







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Re: Phil Marine Corp's Coastal Defense Regiment (Provisional)
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 03:58:12 PM »
many took this as a sign that the Bhamos is still a go

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Philippine Marine Corps Coastal Defense Regiment
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 06:18:32 PM »
Newly activated Coastal Defense Regiment showcases future capabilities
January 7, 2021

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Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City - Philippine Marine Corps Commandant, MGen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M), visited the newly activated PMC Coastal Defense Regiment (CDR) on January 05, 2021.

The PMC CDR was activated on August 07, 2020 under the Philippine Navy’s Defense Capability Program that aims to enhance and improve our capability on sea control based on the concepts of anti-access and area denial to maintain territorial integrity, assert our sovereignty over our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and extended continental shelf, and protect our Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCs).

The CDR, headed by Col. Romulo D. Quemado II PN(M) (GSC), is designed to protect our shores, ships, and amphibious task forces against an invading enemy and to improve our littoral capabilities in support of our naval operations.

During the visit, the commandant witnessed the unit’s capability demonstration. Coastal defense is one of the Major Capabilities that the Marines will focus on as an integral part of the Philippine Navy’s Active Archipelagic Defense Strategy.



Source: Philippine Marine Corps Public Affairs Facebook Page

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Re: Philippine Marine Corps Coastal Defense Regiment
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2022, 11:51:44 AM »
PMC activates battalion to operate BrahMos missile system
By Priam Nepomuceno
April 7, 2022




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MANILA – The country's archipelagic coastal defense capabilities got a jump start with the recent activation of the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC)'s Shore Based Anti-Ship Missile (SBASM) battalion.

“The activation of SBASM (Provisional) will certainly add to drumbeat the heartbeat, and deliver the knockout punch for our archipelagic coastal defense capability,” PMC commandant Maj. Gen. Nestor Herico said in a statement Thursday.

The SBASM battalion which was activated on April 3, the first in the PMC, will be operating one of the best anti-ship missile systems on the planet which can quickly detect, track, chase, and destroy targets.

The PMC is expected to receive a coastal battery next year from Indian defense firm BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (BAPL).

A missile battery typically consists of three mobile autonomous launchers with two or three missile tubes each, along with the tracking systems.

A SBMS (shore-based missile system) is a significant part of any reliable coastal defense system in pursuit of maritime security while in a defensive posture.

It addresses the country’s military’s weaknesses and vulnerability in sea control, anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD), and coastal and island defense operations as guided by the PN Active Archipelagic Defense Strategy and PMC Archipelagic Coastal Defense Concept.

Herico also called on SBASM Battalion commander Lt. Col. Miguel P. Perez, to train Marines under his command and forge the newest cutting-edge technology of the AFP.

“You will be striking the first hammer blow in forging the 'newest cutting edge' of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in terms of territorial defense,” Herico added.

Last January, the Department of National Defense (DND) officially signed the contract for the acquisition of Indian-made BrahMos medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missiles.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and BrahMos Aerospace director general Atul Dinkar Rane signed the contract worth PHP18.9 billion in a virtual ceremony at the DND headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Three batteries of the BrahMos cruise missiles will be acquired by the country under this contract. Lorenzana also said that the BrahMos cruise missiles will greatly beef up the PN's firepower, particularly the Philippine Marine Corps' Coast Defense Regiment.

He added that the BrahMos cruise missile system will provide counter-attack capabilities within the Philippine exclusive economic zone.

"As the world's fastest supersonic cruise missiles, the BrahMos missiles will provide deterrence against any attempt to undermine our sovereignty and sovereign rights, especially in the West Philippine Sea," Lorenzana said.

The BrahMos cruise missile can be launched from a ship, aircraft, submarine, or land and has a top speed of around Mach 2.8 (around 3,400 km. per hour), and is capable of carrying warheads weighing 200 to 300 kilograms. (PNA)
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Re: Philippine Marine Corps Coastal Defense Regiment
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2022, 07:10:31 PM »
Army activates new unit to operate Israel-made howitzers
By Priam Nepomuceno
June 24, 2022


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As this developed, the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) announced that it has activated its Shore-Based Air Defense System (SBADS) Battalion last June 22.

The event was headed by PMC Commandant, Maj. Gen. Nestor C. Herico.

“The shore-based air defense system is considered a significant part of all reliable coastal defense systems that protect strategic assets and infrastructures. This is to address the military’s gap relative to our capacity to defend our bases and new equipment against aggressors from the air. The SBADS will complement the efforts for sea lines of communications’ control, anti-access/area-denial, and coastal and island defense operations under our archipelagic coastal defense strategy," he added.

The SBADS Battalion is the second unit under the Coastal Defense Regiment after the Shore Based Anti-Ship Missile (SBASM) Battalion.

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Re: Philippine Marine Corps Coastal Defense Regiment
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2022, 07:28:06 PM »
PMC activates Shore-Based Air Defense System Battalion

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FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – The Philippine Marine Corps activated the Shore-Based Air Defense System (SBADS) Battalion in a ceremony headed by Commandant MGen. Nestor C. Herico PN(M) on June 22, 2022.

The SBADS Battalion is the second unit under the Coastal Defense Regiment after the Shore Based Anti-Ship Missile (SBASM) Battalion. Maj. Dennis Q. Tubo PN(M), the outgoing Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Command, Control, Communications, Computers Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, MC6, assumed as the first Battalion Commander of SBADS. Maj. Tubo will equip the SBADS unit with skilled personnel and missile system assets that will protect SBASM against any threats or attacks.

MGen. Herico declared, “The shore-based air defense system is considered a significant part of all reliable coastal defense systems that protect strategic assets and infrastructures. This is to address the military’s gap relative to our capacity to defend our bases and new equipment against aggressors from the air. The SBA
DS will complement the efforts for sea lines of communications’ control, anti-access/area-denial, and coastal and island defense operations under our archipelagic coastal defense strategy.”

The activation ceremony was graced by Senator-Elect Sen. Robinhood Fernando Carińo Padilla; USEC. Arthur I. Tabaquero, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs; Mr. Richard Steel, DBA Philippines Country Director; Mr. Stephen Bair, Security Assistance Director, JUSMAG Phils.; Maj. Nicholas Romero USAF, C4ISTAR Programs Manager, JUSMAG Phils.; and representatives from Brahmos India.