16 Januari 2015

Jacinto-Class Corvettes Receiving Ups: 76mm and 25mm Guns, Fire Control, Ammos

16 Januari 2015

Jacinto class corvettes (photo : Timawa)

Department of National Defense is upgrading three Jacinto class patrol corvettes divided in two projects. In two invitation to bid documents the Defense Department is looking for firms who could upgrade the BRP Emilio Jacinto, BRP Apolinario Mabini and BRP Artemio Ricarte with allocated budget of PhP630.6 million and PhP224 million.

Combined Phase 3 projects will restore and sustain Oto Melara 76mm and MSI Seahawk 25mm Bushmaster guns of three patrol vessels. It will also provide the vessels with new electro-optical fire control system.

Also included in the project is the procurement of Jacinto class vessels’ ammunition. Bid opening for two separate projects will be on February 10 of this year.

These vessels were commissioned for service last 1997 and are currently in Philippine Navy patrol force.


3 komentar:

  1. http://www.janes.com/article/47908/philippines-reinvites-bids-for-flight-simulator-programme

    The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) is inviting companies to offer bids in support of the procurement of full-motion flight simulators for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

    An invitation to bid document published by the DND on 14 January said the programme covers the purchase of three simulators and associated support at a cost of PHP246.4 million (USD5.5 million).

  2. http://www.angmalaya.net/nation/2014/12/17/6806-philippine-navy-preparing-to-procure-modern-submarines
    Philippine Navy preparing to procure modern submarines

    Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    “We need submarines for deterrence,” Philippine Navy Vice-commander Rear Admiral Caesar C. Taccad said in an Armed Forces of the Philippines modernization briefing.

    During the briefing, Taccad said that developing a force with proper support facilities, people and technology capable of operating modern diesel electric submarine takes time. “A rule of thumb is that 10 years is needed to develop such a force,” Taccad added.

    “Actually, we forced a submarine office in the Philippine Fleet,” the Navy official revealed.

    “If we can afford two frigates that is worth around Php18 billion, we can procure a submarine,” the PN Vice-commander said.

    Philippine Navy is currently on the process of procuring two brand new frigates, two anti-submarine helicopters and three gunboats.

    “The events in the West Philippine Sea actually gave some urgency on the acquisition,” Taccad noted.

  3. https://www.facebook.com/government.arsenal

    Quoted from Arsenal DND's FB page:
    "The Government Arsenal's Small Arms Repair & Upgrading Plant enhanced 10 pcs of R4A3 from PMC, MBLT5 which still for evaluation. Each rifle was installed by back-up sight and EOTECH optical sight.