contract info is a bit hazy as to whether these are ordalt kits or whole systems... if it's whole systems then this would mean an additional 25mm for Goyo (or replacing the current non-mod2 25mm), but if it's ordalt kits then this means it's only parts w/c get used to upgrade a current 25mm to mod2 standards... so which is it? ordalt kits or whole systems?
granted the abs-cbn news blurb states "chain guns" (w/c would allude to whole systems, but the defense.gov contract info uses the term ordalt kit...
either way good to see incoming upgrades for the Hams...
especially interesting in the abs-cbn news article is that bit on new surveillance and c2 equipment... wonder what cms PN decided to buy for the Hams? hope also that the new surveillance equip also includes air search radars... well it would be a bit daft to get a c2 system w/o getting an air search radar anyway... this is really exciting
I wonder if PN decided to go for the likes of the Genesis cms upgrade w/c was proposed for the ffg7 jtds/wss (since the uscg mk92 is essentially 1/3rd of the jtds/wss)?
getting all excited in anticipation of what cms they got...
wonder if they kept the uyk7/mk92 or decided to gut it out and replace it w/ a new fcs integrated into the cms they intend to buy? mmmm... yummy stuff, gearheads get ready to get all hot and flustered over the Hams new "brains"
wrt incoming italian tech (Mae if still on the plate), I wonder if the surv/cms system choice was made to account for hw/sw logistic commonality? so will we be seeing ipn systems and ran/rtn radars on the Hams?
also, the fact that a c2 upgrade is being mentioned makes me wonder what happened (or will happen) to the sccs the whec's used to have under uscg service... was it completely gutted out during turnover? is the PN foregoing using the sccs anymore? or does it still exist in the Hams (in some reduced capab. form) and this is what they will be augmenting/upgrading? questions, questions... and opsec may mean we don't get answers to any/some of 'em... ah well