And note there still plans to acquire more Hamilton class in the near future. 2 MRVs. a total of 40 MPAC. Now I'm thinking can the PN split the fleet so that forces will not concentrated in one area. Maybe we could send some in Visayas and Mindanao as PNoy once mentioned
If my observation is correct, most of the assets are divisible by 3. So I am thinking that this will be deployed to 3 major islands Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
6 frigates – 2 each major island
3 Subs – 3 each major island
18 LCU’s – 6 each major island
12 Corvettes – 4 each major island
3 LSS – 1 each major island
3 Minesweepers – 1 each major island
3 Ocean Tugs – 1 each major island
18 naval Helos – 6 each major island
18 OPV’s – 6 each major island
42 MPAC’s – 14 each major island
6 Fire/Yard Tugs – 2 each major island
Again, its just me and I might be wrong.
And most likely the LCU will be from the Philippines. Gunboats we have so many patrol gunboats still new around 1990s and locally made. About the corvette we have some but not capable of anti-sub warfare
If the PN is eyeing the likes of the Fearless class, as posted in the pictures, I think PN wants a gunboat that are equipped with Torpedoes, SAM's ans SSM's. So I doubt it will be locally made. Of course it will be good if it will be built here, but I doubt we have the technology to manufacture those wepons. But is it possible to have the hull locally built and just install imported navigation and weapons equipment?http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/fearless/
I'm not sure if this has been mention here before.. pls merge or transfer if necessary. I was reading a local newspaper here in Cebu and this was in it. I didnt know we already have 14 commissioned MPACS
This is good news indeed for our local shipbuilders.