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France challenges Beijing, sails ships in South China Sea

PARIS -- France is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, sending warships through the South China Sea and planning air exercises to help counter China’s military build-up in disputed waters. In late May, the French assault ship Dixmude and a frigate sailed through the disputed Spratly Islands and….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2018Related News

PH Navy to join US sea drills in Hawaii

THE Philippine Navy will be participating for the first time in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (Rimpac) led by the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet off Hawaii, its spokesman said on Sunday. Capt. Lued Lincuna said that a landing dock ship, one frigate and one Agusta Westland helicopter would deployed to the Rimpac drills. Lincuna [...] The post PH Navy to join US sea drills in Hawaii appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2018Related News

China warships, planes sighted at PH-claimed reefs since 2017

  Chinese warships and aircraft have been frequenting Philippine territory in the Spratly archipelago since 2017, indicating a steady pace of development toward "operational status" of Beijing's military bases in the hotly contested South China Sea. Missile-equipped vessels were seen last year near Philippine reefs in the Spratlys, which China had turned into artificial islands. Surveillance images obtained by Inquirer.net showed a Luoyang Jiangwei II-class frigate (Hull No. 527) at Zamora Reef, known internationally as Subi Reef, last Nov. 15. This vessel is said to be armed with short-range surface-to-air missiles and antiship cruise missiles. Last June 16, a Type ...Keep on reading: China warships, planes sighted at PH-claimed reefs since 2017.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 15th, 2018Related News

Hyundai Heavy Industries to start construction of PH Navy’s frigate

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries will finally start the construction of the Philippine Navy's first missile-capable frigate, one of the country's biggest military modernization projects worth P18 billion. The steel-cutting ceremony was heldon Mondayat the company's headquarters in Ulsan, South Korea's state media Yonhap News reported. The ceremony was attended by Hyundai Heavy Industries President Hwan-Goo Kang, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, and Defense Undersecretary Raymundo Elefane. The Yonhap report said the shipbuilder will launch the fleet in May next year and deliver it to the Philippine...Keep on reading: Hyundai Heavy Industries to start construction of PH Navy’s frigate.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 1st, 2018Related News

PH Navy approves critical design review for controversial frigate deal

  The Philippine Navy saidThursdayits technical inspection and inspection committee (TIAC) has finally approved the critical design review of the controversial frigate acquisition project.   This means that the ship-building work can finally begin.   Commo. Alberto Carlos of the TIAC has signed the approval for the two warships last March 23. It is the Navy's biggest modernization project at P18-billion.   The critical design review was earlier stalled after the Navy could not reconcile the combat management systems (CMS) to be used for the warships. The CMS is said to be the brain of the warships as it integrates the communications, weapons, sens...Keep on reading: PH Navy approves critical design review for controversial frigate deal.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 5th, 2018Related News

French Navy ship in Manila for port call

MANILA, Philippines — A light patrol frigate of the French Navy arrived at South Harbor in Manila on Monday for a five-day goodwill visit. Source link link: French Navy ship in Manila for port call.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Mar 12th, 2018Related News

French Navy ship in Manila for port call

MANILA, Philippines — A light patrol frigate of the French Navy arrived at South Harbor in Manila on Monday for a five-day goodwill visit......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 12th, 2018Related News

French Navy frigate Vendemiaire berths for goodwill visit

The French Navy Ship (FNS) Vendemiaire (F734), with one helicopter onboard, berthed at Manila South Harbor Monday for a goodwill visit lasting until Friday, March 16. Under the command of Commander (Cdr.) Alexander Blonce, FNS Vendemiaire is a Floréal-class light surveillance frigate of the French Marine Nationale (French Navy). With a 200-person crew, the ship […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopMar 12th, 2018Related News

French Navy ship visit to PH shows France commitment to security, freedom of navigation

THE visit of the French Navy’s light patrol frigate to the Philippines shows France as a “Pacific power” that is committed to “security” and adherence to the principle of freedom of navigation in Southeast Asia, officials said after the Vendmiaire docked at a port in Manila on Monday. In his speech, Rear Admiral Denis Bertrand [...] The post French Navy ship visit to PH shows France commitment to security, freedom of navigation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Mar 12th, 2018Related News

French ship arriving in Manila today

MANILA, Philippines — The French Navy frigate Vendemiaire, with a helicopter on board, will arrive in Manila today for a five-day goodwill visit......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 12th, 2018Related News

French Frigate Arriving in PH

A Floréal-class light surveillance frigate of the French Marine Nationale, the FNS Vendemiare (F-734), will be paying a goodwill visit to the Philippines on March 12-16, the spokesperson of the Philippine Navy (PN) said. The French frigate will dock at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor, Capt. Lued Lincuna said in a message Friday. FNS Vendemiare […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMar 10th, 2018Related News

Frigates deal pushing through; 1st delivery by 2020 – Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines – Despite a “concerted effort” to stop a multi-billion peso frigate acquisition project , Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday, March 7, told reporters the much-awaited upgrade to the Philippine Navy is pushing through. “I think we have resolved the CMS (Combat Management System) issue. There wasn’t a problem in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 7th, 2018Related News

Duterte on bank records, Lorenzana on Mercado, Trump admits Russian meddling in U.S. polls | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says he will 'give authority' to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission or PACC to look into his bank records.  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana blames sacked Navy Chief Ronald Mercado for controversy surrounding the government's P15.7-billion frigate acquisition project.  An information technology expert says the server logs presented by Senator ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 7th, 2018Related News

Former Navy chief: No insubordination in seeking guidance on frigate CMS

Former Navy chief: No insubordination in seeking guidance on frigate CMS.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 7th, 2018Related News

Frigate Hearing: Threads worth Exploring

CHEERS TO for capturing salient points during the Senate probe on the Frigates Acquisition Project (FAP) of the Philippine Navy. The hearing was conducted Monday, February 19, following the controv.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMar 6th, 2018Related News

Frigate Hearing: Threads worth Exploring

CHEERS TO for capturing salient points during the Senate probe on the Frigates Acquisition Project (FAP) of the Philippine Navy. The hearing was conducted Monday, February 19, following the controv.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMar 6th, 2018Related News

‘Bong’ Go will be cleared — Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is convinced that his top aide Special Assistant to the President Christopher Bong Go will eventually be cleared in the Senate hearing on the controversial frigate deal of the Philippine Navy. Duterte said that after Go faced the Senate probe his innocence was proven and it was….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2018Related News

P15.7 billion Navy deal aboveboard — Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday admitted that there should have been another review of the P15.7-billion Frigate Acqusitio.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2018Related News

No meddling in Navy frigate deal – Bong Go

Leaked white paper just ‘fake news’.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2018Related News

Lorenzana, Mercado support call to pay extra for preferred frigate system

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and ousted Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado on Monday, February 19, both expressed support for the proposal to pay extra to acquire the best Combat Management System (CMS) for Philippine warships. It's one thing the two officials in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2018Related News