Thanks to a position paper published by Congressman Roilo Golez, the term “area denial” has entered mainstream Philippine social media discussions about tensions with China and territorial threats in the West Philippine Sea. But what exactly is “Sea Denial”? To fully appreciate that mission, one must also understand the super-set mission: “Sea Control”.
The following […]
The Philippine Star published the following figures and delivery dates for the indicated CUP Phase 2 projects. An older PIA article, however, stated that the total number of rocket launchers was “335”
Project Quantity Value Expected delivery date Multi-purpose rocket launcher 335 P37,440,000.00 October 2012 81mm mortar with ammunition 100 units w/ 2,000 rounds P190,320,000.00 […]
The Philippine International Trading Corporation, a government-owned international trading corporation, issued a bid invitation for M53 / M53A1 mortar sights on behalf of the Philippine Army. The project, Bid Ref# 2011-040, sought to acquire 468 pieces of sights with an Authorized Budget for Contract (ABC) of P26,999,996.40.
The pre-bid conference was set on November […]
Timawa.net/forum discussion: http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=25969.0
The first whiff of an effort to acquire a new batch of 155mm howitzers came out in Timawa discussions in October of 2008. Reportedly the project at that time was incorporated into acquisition plans at the expense of a number of other projects to include armored vehicles. Official acknowledgement of the project in […]