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Likewise, VAdm Mercado, thru the Philippine Navy Project Management Team (PN PMT) submitted to the DND a position paper asserting that Hyundai must “show proof and objective quality evidence that the CMS is compatible with Link 16 being used by at least one (1) frigate or a similar type of naval ...
Valente: “Many naval analysts consider FREMM as one of the most capable and modern frigates in the world. When considering the range of capabilities required by the U.S. Navy, FREMM is probably the only frigate in service that meets or exceeds all threshold requirements and in particular lethality, ...

The French variant of the Belh@rra frigate will feature an approximate displacement of 4,000t. It has been specifically designed to carry out anti-submarine warfare missions, as well as address several of the French Navy's operational requirements. The French Navy frigates are set to be equipped with ...
With the 16V 8000 engine, MTU has expanded its portfolio of well-proven marine engines in the very high power class. The Series 8000 now covers the power range from 7,200 to 10,000 kW. Like its 20-cylinder counterpart, the 16-cylinder engine offers low overall operating costs, high power density and ...
Lorenzana agreed with Neri, citing how "one torpedo can sink an P8-billion frigate." But this position is expected to raise questions from camps that want the Philippine Navy to acquire more ships to patrol the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Smaller vessels are generally suitable only for coastal ...
The frigates will create 2000 jobs directly, as part of the government's plan to eventually create a 15,000 strong workforce in shipbuilding and sustainment. The success of the future frigate program will also be vital to the navy's ability to defend the rules-based order in a region warily eyeing China's rise and ...

Italy Navy chief flies flag for FREMM, cites frigate's role in the Mediterranean. As countries around the world, not least the U.S., search for new frigate designs to take on growing maritime missions, they should consider the Italian FREMM frigates, Italy's Navy chief has claimed. By: Tom Kington. Australia's ...
A Russian Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate is seen in a photograph that was part of series that the Egyptian Ministry Defence released on 13 March to show a joint Egyptian-French naval exercise in the Red Sea. Source: Egyptian Ministry of Defence ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – Russia is deploying a dedicated anti-ship and anti-submarine frigate to Syrian waters as part of a general re-mobilization of its naval strength in the Mediterranean sea. The Russian warship, a Krivak II-class frigate (vessel Pytlivy 868), was photographed (picture below) by ...
The frigates specialize in anti-submarine warfare, according to Yaylali, who told Business Insider that the deployments may or may not be routine, as sometimes Russian ships continue on past the Suez canal. But tensions between Russia and the West are peaking after Russia's threats to fight back against the US in Syria ...
28, 2018) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), right, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) and the German navy Sachsen-class frigate FGS Hessen (F221). Harry S. Truman has successfully completed ...
Asked by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on the official stand of Philippine Navy on the CMS, Empedrad said based on the contract signed by the Department of National Defense, Hyundai Heavy industries, the one that will build the frigate, already made its choice to install Hanwha systems. “It's a done deal,” ...
March 13 saw the beginning of a Mediterranean mission by the Russian frigate Admiral Essen, which is equipped with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles, according to Ria Novosti. "The frigate Admiral Essen of [Russia's] Black Sea Fleet has started its first voyage in 2018. In accordance with the rotation plan, the ...
Perry class frigates are particularly attractive targets for SINKEX because they were built very stout and can handle an unbelievable amount of damage before sinking. In fact, even after being pummeled by subsurface, surface, and aerial weapons, explosive charges still may be needed to send the ship to ...
The company said Wednesday it designed a combat system for two New Zealand frigates and subcontracted Seaspan Victoria Shipyards to install the technology on both ships at a Canada-based facility. New Zealand's HMNZS TE KAHA frigate arrived Tuesday in Victoria in British Columbia. Lockheed ...
Delfin Lorenzana, AFP Vice Chief of Staff LtGen Salvador Melchor Mison Jr., Philippine Navy Flag-Officer-In-Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad during the House of Representatives's Committee on National Defense's inquiry into the Philippine Navy's Frigates Acquisition Project (FAP). INQUIRER ...
Navantia Australia has signed an agreement with local company Century Engineering in support of its bid to win the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) USD25 billion contract for next-generation frigates. Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding announced on 6 March, Navantia Australia said it ...

Mercado was relieved in December 2017 for alleged insubordination after he fought to get the CMS of Tacticos Thales installed in the frigates. Hyundai chose the other CMS supplier, the cheaper CMS of Hanwha Systems. In the Senate hearing, senior Navy officers, including Empedrad, agreed on their ...
The improvements, which are being undertaken under the New Zealand government's ANZAC ships frigate systems upgrade (FSU) programme, are meant to extend the platform's operational life to around 2030. Earlier works that have been carried out on the frigates include improvements to its propulsion ...
“Rather than clarifying the issue, what the recent House inquiry on the frigate project revealed is a change of tune of [Lorenzana] and [Empedrad] over the preferred CMS,” said Alejano. What does he mean? The two officials had affirmed during an earlier Senate probe that they preferred Netherlands-based ...
Lockheed earlier completed the modernization of Canada's Halifax Class frigates, which the company said “led directly” to the frigate contract with New Zealand. Lockheed Martin Canada, with a team consisting of the United Kingdom shipbuilder BAE and other defence suppliers, is the prime contractor in a ...
The decommissioned frigate USS Ingraham is moored at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. The Ingraham will be sunk by the Navy in a live-fire exercise. (Photo: MC3 William Ford). RIMPAC, which is billed as the world's largest maritime exercise, is a month-long exercise that takes place in and around the ...
The decommissioned frigate USS Ingraham is moored at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. The Ingraham will be sunk by the Navy in a live-fire exercise. (Photo: MC3 William Ford). RIMPAC, which is billed as the world's largest maritime exercise, is a month-long exercise that takes place in and around the ...
Official sources told Jane's that the first two frigates are set to be built by Russia's Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea, and the remaining two by India's Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), which is located on the country's southwestern coast, under a technology transfer. The agreed cost of each frigate ...
The frigate class is one of the smallest class of warships in the U.S. Navy, typically displacing between 2,600 and 4,000 tons. A typical U.S. Navy destroyer, by comparison, displaces about 8,000 tons. Frigates typically handle missions that don't necessarily require larger ships, such as showing the flag in ...
The Navy has moved forward with funding five potential designs that could fulfill its future guided missile frigate FFG(X) requirement. At least 20 of these vessels will be built, and as we have discussed in detail before, the project is among the Navy's most important initiatives. Fielding a highly capable ...
The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland, which embarked on a deployment to the Pacific Ocean earlier this year along with HMS Argyll, another Type 23 frigate, will transit the South China Sea while returning to the United Kingdom. “She'll be sailing through the South China Sea and making it clear ...
Last year Navy leadership was vocal about the need to maintain a three-a-year minimum LCS acquisition rate until the next-generation frigate ... Ahead of the Navy buying its first frigates in FY 2020, five companies are working with the Navy on maturing their designs – and three of the five have ties to the ...
LONDON — Britain's Royal Navy is to equip it's new Type 26 frigate fleet with Lockheed Martin's Mk 41 Vertical Launching System for missiles. Warship-builder BAE Systems has signed up Lockheed Martin to deliver Mk 41s for the first three of the anti-submarine warfare frigates it has under contract.
The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has officially taken delivery of the first of eight Daegu-class frigates, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and powered by Rolls-Royce, in a ceremony on Tuesday. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) launched the lead ship of the ...
Israel's armor specialist Plasan was selected to design and produce armor protection for Britain's new Type 26 frigate. Plasan's advanced armor technology has been implemented to protect armored vehicles and personnel, transport aircraft and helicopters as well as naval vessels. In the past, the company ...
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Act, RA 7898, was enacted on February 23, 1995, during the administration of President Fidel V . Ramos, with a budget of R50 billion for 15 years. Funding was halted in the wake of the Asian financial crisis in 1997 and succeeding administrations ...
Eight Daegu-class frigates are scheduled to be built, the first two by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and ships three and four by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The vessels mount a 16 cell vertical launch missile system and are slightly larger than the predecessor Incheon class and ...
The UK's BAE Systems with its Type 26, Fincantieri of Italy with its FREMM and Navantia of Spain with an updated F100 are vying for the $30 billion Future Frigate program contract. The new frigates will replace the Anzac-class from the mid-2020s, in a project that will create more than 2000 jobs. Defence ...
The Australian Government has awarded a new order to Saab to support the continuation of sustainment for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Anzac-class frigates. The current follow-on order was granted under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and is a continuation of the ongoing ...
Official sources told Jane's that the first two frigates are set to be built by Russia's Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea, and the remaining two by India's Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), which is located on the country's southwestern coast, under a technology transfer. The agreed cost of each frigate ...
Inside Defense reported last November the frigate program could be worth up to $19 billion for 20 vessels. BIW's proposed design is based on a family of AEGIS Guided Missile Frigates designed by the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia. The contract award enables Bath Iron Works to mature the design to meet ...
One of the biggest line items under that modernization effort was the Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP), where the Philippine Navy (PN) was to receive two frigates from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The bidding was opened back in 2013 during the Aquino years but the award for a ...
The frigate class is one of the smallest class of warships in the U.S. Navy, typically displacing between 2,600 and 4,000 tons. A typical U.S. Navy destroyer, by comparison, displaces about 8,000 tons. Frigates typically handle missions that don't necessarily require larger ships, such as showing the flag in ...
MANILA, Philippines – By the end of the Senate hearing on the frigates controversy, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go declared he was "vindicated" by the public forum from allegations he intervened in a big-ticket military project. "The truth was revealed at the conclusion of this Senate hearing.
The program is a huge prize: The Navy plans to buy 20 ships in what it has termed the FFG(X) program, which denotes an experimental guided-missile frigate. According to a recent defense-industry report, officials anticipate paying nearly a billion dollars per ship. To some extent, the frigates are envisioned ...
An Undersecretary in the office of Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go arranges a meeting with then project officer Commodore Robert Empedrad to discuss the selection of the Combat Management System that will be installed in the frigates. Screenshot of a sourced document.
Mercado stood by the decision of the Navy Technical Working Group that the maker chosen by the winning bidder Heavy Hyundai Industries (HHI) for the CMS of the ships failed to meet the technical specificials specified in the contract. Here's a timeline of the Navy's frigates acquisition project (FAP).
President Rodrigo Dugerte will most probably watch the appearance of Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go's appearance in the Senate on Monday. This is for the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's investigation into the P 15.5 billion frigate acquisition of the Philippine Navy. Presidential ...
Five ship designs will compete in the Navy's bid for 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)) that will follow the Littoral Combat Ship, the service ... gun with the Advanced Low Cost Munition Ordnance (ALaMO) projectile being developed for the LCS and frigate,” USNI News reported last summer.
The final frigate design will likely be chosen by April. The LCS production from Marinette and Mobile has definitely contributed to the Navy's growth from 280 ships in 2017 to the target number of 300 ships by the end of 2019, but the shipyards must look to future projects. The Navy plans to switch to frigate ...
The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland, which embarked on a deployment to the Pacific Ocean earlier this year along with HMS Argyll, another Type 23 frigate, will transit the South China Sea while returning to the United Kingdom. “She'll be sailing through the South China Sea and making it clear ...
Italy will send a frigate to the area off Cyprus island where Turkish military has been obstructing a vessel exploring for natural gas, according to a report in Italy's ... According to the report, the vessel, the Maestrale-class frigate Euro (F575) of the Italian Navy, is taking part in NATO's Sea Guardian maritime ...
The Italian minister of defence has approved initial funding to extend Temporary Global Support (TGS) for the Bergamini-class FREMM frigates to include all ships in the class until 2024. The TGS programme has been carried out by Orizzonte Sistemi Navali since 2014 and includes the participation of ...
Manila - The Philippine Navy's PHP18-billion Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP), which was awarded to South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), is “still proceeding on schedule.” This was the remark of Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Arsenio Andolong when asked ...


 

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