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TweetThe 15-year Philippine Navy development plan, published on several newspapers discussed on the Timawa.net forum here, is noteworthy in that it highlights the navy’s recognition of the need for an Underway Replenishment (UNREP) capability. The list included a requirement for “three Logistics Support/Replenishment Ship (LSS)”. UNREP is a process by which ships take on food, […]

TweetThe following is a record of Lockheed C-130 Hercules and L-100-20 (civilian version of the C-130) that are currently in the Philippine Air Force. Most are inactive, and are simply rotting away — exposed to the elements — at the C-130 graveyard in Mactan, Cebu. A small fraction are operational. As per Manokski’s C-130 page, […]

TweetThe following Statement of Work for F-16 Depot Level Maintenance was taken from the following posting on FedBizOpps.com: F-16 Depot Maintenance Services Support for PACAF Solicitation Number: FA8232-12-R-PACAF Agency: Department of the Air Force Office: Air Force Materiel Command Location: Hill AFB OO-ALC A copy of the document itself is available here. Depot Level Maintenance […]

TweetAfter a mere two-and-a-half years as BRP Pag-asa, the presidential yacht is due to be re-christened as the BRP Ang Pangulo this month. In a statement to the Philippine Star, Philippine Navy spokesman LTC Omar Tonsay announced that the renaming ceremony would take place on December 14, and would coincide with the commissioning of PF-15 […]

TweetTimawa discussion:¬†Click here On March 10,2011, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV filed Senate Bill 2738, which sought to establish Archipelagic Sea Lanes for the Philippines. The rational for the bill is as follows: . . . a proposed measure entitled “An Act Defining the Archipelagic Baselines of the Philippine Archipelago . . . became Republic Act […]

TweetThe following is an excerpt from an ongoing discussion about armament options for the PF-15. This was written by this blog’s owner. ¬†This discussion can be found here: http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=28716.msg285987#msg285987 ===== ~~~ ===== It would make sense to rationalize these weapons suggestions by matching them with specific objectives. Once that is accomplished, we can actually classify […]