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girder

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Philippine Navy Fleet Modernization plans (2016)
« on: May 23, 2021, 12:14:11 AM »
I couldn't find if anyone had posted this or if there was a thread specifically dedicated to the outline of the PN's modernization plans and intended force structure, so I might as well make it.

Source: Monforte, J. (2016). Philippine Fleet Modernization. Philfleet 2016 Anniversary Edition_Magazine.





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Re: Philippine Navy Fleet Modernization plans (2016)
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2021, 12:33:57 AM »
One interesting thing of note is that the Del Pilar class ships are apparently intended to be upgraded for anti-air warfare. Although besides the installation of more modern cannons, CMS and fire control systems recent word from Navy officials seem to indicate anti-submarine warfare capability might be added sooner than anti-air capability. Given it's intended role as part of the escort force a missile-based CIWS like the Rafael C-Dome might a good option for its ability to engage different airborne threats and its low footprint. If they're willing to use up the forward space (the parts used to mount Harpoon missiles), they might be able to install more/larger SAM missile launchers in place of anti-ship missiles. Though they may want to preserve that for ASMs.

Speaking of which, one wonders what type of CIWS system they intend for the SSVs, if they mean 25-30mm autocannon remote weapon stations like in the original mock-ups or full-on anti-missile/aircraft defenses.

Another thing of note: the Del Pilar and Tarlac classes are slated to have onboard UAS systems. We've heard of the PN showing interest and apparently testing out UAS, but I don't think they've ever made any public mention of their preferences.

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