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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Philippines to sign two MRV's contracts from Indonesia

Two MultiRole Vessels (MRVs) along with three new helicopters will be ordered to the Navy. While PT PAL offers Strategic Sealift Vessel LPD for Philippines Navy (photo : Defense Studies)

MANILA — Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in charge Vice Admiral Alexander Pama on Thursday expressed optimism that the contracts for the service's two multi-role vessels (MRVs) will be signed by July this year.

With the expected signing of this vital document, the contracting shipbuilder can proceed ahead with the construction of the above-mentioned ships as per design specification of the Philippine government.

The acquisition cost for the two MRVs is estimated to be worth P10 billion.

Pama said that the two vessels would greatly increase the PN's patrolling and disaster relief mission capabilities as the proposed ships are capable of cruising even at the heaviest seas,aside from being equipped with helicopters and and LCMs, allowing them easy access to calamity-stricken communities.

Aside from the MRVs contract, the PN chief stated that the contract for the three brand-new helicopters for the naval service will also be signed by the end of the year, giving the command's air arm new equipment to fulfill its mandate of patrolling and securing Philippine maritime sovereignty.

7 comments:

  1. I hoped that our government continuously modernized our AFP even after Pnoy term.

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  2. I hope pinoy will focus on modernizations program of Phil. Navy and Air Force..only marcos made a strong defenses in our country last 60's..the other presidents is more in economic developments only..

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  3. let us admit we have voted politicians not suited to their positions look what they have been done in our country today since Marcos left & US bases gone....now today where we are heading for with this new leaders we have today? We can built this one if our leaders decide it but the workers are not here they are now OFWs...

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  4. It can be built in Balamban, Cebu. We have the capability.

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  5. Yes! We have plenty of BIG Shipyards but only for Commercial Vessels not for Naval.

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  6. Cgi lang caorder pero walang dumadating kung nagorder na cla ng mga destroyer last year san ngayon expectationwaiting na lang wala na sanang iniisip pa kundi wait lang tutal tapos bibili ng second hand ship wala namang armas wala pang deterrent sa kaaway yan tuloy tintawanan ng China Navy sa Pinas.

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  7. wag po masyadong negativo hindi namn po basta basta yang binibili nila at kailangan po ilang taong experience para mapatakpo ng mas epektibo ang mga warship galing ibang bansa at ibang kagamitan gaya ng jet fighter at maintenance ng mga kagamitan hindi lng po tayo masyado magpadala sa ating emosyon dapat mas maganda ang pagsasanay ng hahawak ng makabagong armas natin

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