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AgustaWestland to Provide Philippine Navy with 2 AW159 Wildcat ASW Helicopters
AgustaWestland was awarded by the Philippine's Department of National Defense with the contract to provide two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters. The two AW159 Wildact helicopters will be assigned to Philippine Navy. The award was made after DND announced in late 2015 that AgustaWestland was the sole proponent for the said project.
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The AW159 Wildcat is in use with the UK Army Air Corps and Royal Navy. It has also been ordered (8 units) by the Republic of Korea Navy. The Philippine Navy becomes the second export customer of the Wildcat.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=3739

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Al Qaida has lost nearly 500 in the battles around Marawi since May (20 Indonesians within that count; the point being, though, that there are quite a few of them).

Looks like the Moro Front do not want them there, and the stalled autonomy deal for the Muslim South might be re-energised:

" The autonomy deal would have been a major legacy of Duterte's predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, but the legislation stalled in Congress in 2015 after some rebels from the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front became entangled in fighting that killed 44 police commandos during an anti-terrorism raid in the south. The massive police deaths sparked public outrage and prompted lawmakers to stall passage of the bill.

Wearing a business suit, the 69-year-old Murad, who says he met late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden when he was sent as a young insurgent for combat training in Afghanistan decades ago, underscored that, if the autonomy deal was set in place, the more moderate rebels in his group can provide crucial help in dealing with the smaller but radical groups that have emerged in the south.

The deal aims to create a regional police force, which may enlist qualified insurgents, who fought and grew up in the battlefields in the south that may now be transformed into prosperous communities.

"The revolutionaries are very, very, very knowledgeable of the terrain," Murad said."
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Simbad-RC VSHORAD system selected for Philippine Navy’s future frigates
MBDA's Simbad-RC Very Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) System has been selected by the Philippine Navy for its future José Rizal-class frigates, currently being constructed by the South Korean shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -frigates/

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Philippines upgrading facilities at Pag-asa island in SCS
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Philippines to beef up Navy with two new corvettes
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has green-lighted an acquisition plan for two new corvettes and other naval assets, the Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said on June 17, 2019 - Naval News.
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OCEA Launched Largest Aluminum OPV in the World for Philippine Coast Guard
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French shipyard OCEA launched its largest vessel to date, the OPV 270, on July 17 2019 at its shipyard in Les Sables d’Olonne.

Entirely designed and built by OCEA, the 84 meters long OPV 270 was selected by the Coast Guard of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) further to an international competition in which OCEA was able to highlight its solutions for efficient reduction of the costs of ownership and CO2 emissions.

She is the largest ship built at Les Sables d’Olonne as well as being the largest aluminum OPV built in the world.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... ast-guard/

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Yet another former ROK Navy corvette donated

RoK Navy Po Hang-class corvette officially handed over to Philippine Navy
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The Republic of Korea (RoK) Navy former Po Hang-class corvette Chungju was formally handed over to the Philippine Navy today, August 5, at the RoKN’s Jinhae Naval Base. Renamed BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), the vessel will now sail to the Philippines.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... pine-navy/

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PACIFIC 2019: Austal Unveils Philippine Navy OPV Design
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At PACIFIC 2019, the naval defense exposition held last week in Sydney, Australia, Austal unveiled the design of the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) that the local shipbuilder is currently pitching to the Philippine Navy.
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Successful first sea trials for Philippine Coast Guard OCEA OPV 270
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French shipyard OCEA announced the successful start of sea trials for the Philippine Coast Guard's OPV 270 offshore patrol vessel.

OCEA launched its largest vessel to date, the OPV 270, on July 17 2019 at its shipyard in Les Sables d’Olonne. It is the largest aluminum OPV built in the world.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... a-opv-270/

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HHI Launched the 2nd and Final Jose Rizal-class Frigate for the Philippine Navy
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South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries launched BRP Antonio Luna, the Philippine Navy’s (PN) second and final Jose Rizal-class frigate. The event took place today at the Ulsan shipyard.
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The lead ship ‘Jose Rizal’ was launched on May 23, 2019 at the same shipyard. It is scheduled for delivery to the Philippine Navy in April 2020 and the Antonio Luna on September 2020.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... pine-navy/

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On December 18th 2019, the Philippine Coast-Guard took possession of their latest and most advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) from OCEA Shipyards at the occasion of a change of flag ceremony in Saint-Nazaire, France.


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Looks like Duterte waited to take delivery of some modern ships, took the bribes in those intervening years and then...
"In recent weeks, the stance of President Rodrigo Duterte on the South China Sea dispute appears to have undergone a remarkable about-turn. Having downplayed the row for most of his presidency, on 23 September Duterte said for the first time that he backs the 2016 arbitral ruling which legitimized the Philippines’ rights in the sea and declared China’s nine-dash line claim invalid. Philippine naval chiefs have since discussed creating a ‘maritime militia’ to deter Chinese boats in disputed waters, while in October Duterte lifted a six-year moratorium on energy exploration in the region.

These events signal an end to the Philippines’ broadly accommodative approach toward China"
from Geopolitical Monitor,
and another source adds what comes after the ships:

Philippines Close to Indo-Russian Cruise Missile Purchase: Reports

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile would give Manila a potent deterrent to Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea.
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Philippines bought 3 batteries of Brahmos missiles from India for 375 mil. USD:

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... le-system/

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Glad to see the Philippines stepping up and good to see India being more successful at exporting their wares!

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