Tracking the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization program

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More WHECs in 2012 and 2013

Vice Admiral Alexander Pama, in an interview with ABS-CBN (see here), reported that the Philippines is working to acquire two more Hamilton class Weather, High Endurance Cutters (WHEC). Rear Admiral Orwen Cortez, Philippine Navy vice commander, will reportedly be arriving in the US in November to inspect the first of two additional WHECs. The third WHEC is expected in 2013.

The first WHEC, the former USCGC Hamilton, now the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15) was turned over to the Philippine Navy in April of this year.

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