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Monday, September 10, 2012

DND Arming BRP Gregorio del Pilar with Antiship Missiles

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The Department of National Defense intends to arm its recently-acquired warship, the Navy's Hamilton-class cutter BRP Gregorio del Pilar, with antiship missiles, a DND official said Sunday (September 9, 2012).

The official, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter, said the Gregorio del Pilar's weapons system would be upgraded with Harpoon antiship missiles—described as a modern, all-weather, over-the-horizon defense system.

The Gregorio del Pilar,a decommissioned US Coast Guard cutter, was acquired last August as the Navy's flagship vessel. Although "combat ready," the US stripped the warship of its most sensitive armaments.

The Navy is getting another Hamilton-class cutter from the US, the Coast Guard cutter "Dallas," and this would also be fitted with missiles here, the source said.

"These upgrades will make our Hamilton-class cutters more capable vessels. It will definitely satisfy our minimum deterrent capability as far as naval defense is concern," the official said

Another Hamilton Class Cutter to Twin-up with BRP Gregorio del Pilar is on the process for farewell from its current port in the USA and would be navigating soon within this year to team up with BRP Gregorio del Pilar in safeguarding Philippine Seas

BRP Gregorio Del Pilar - Hamilto Class Cutter

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45 Responses so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    MAY GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY THE PHILIPPINES

    RENE NG MINDANAO LAHI NI LAPU-LAPU

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is the best news I ever heard about BRP Gregorio del Pilar...

    Anti missiles.. as deterrence.. try to come closer then your air craft carrier will count holes of asses.. lols

  3. Anonymous says:

    BISMILLAHIR RAMANIR RAHEEM!

    Ito ang tahanan ng mga magigiting at matatalinong mga bayani ,

    saan mang pulo ng Pilipinas tayo naka tira ,iisa parin tayong lahi ´Pilipino´
    kaya dapat magkaisa tayo lalu na sa pagtatanggol sa bansa natin laban sa mga mananakop na tulad ng china .
    go!go ! go PHILIPPINES!

  4. Anonymous says:

    will this make the Philippines a missile power? hehe...

  5. Anonymous says:

    Let us CONGRATS our good President NOYNOY for all his effort,as you can see what's happening now in our country. our reserve is very impressive (thanks OFW), our MATATAPANG na SUNDALO can now and on the next coming days could defend our LUPANG SINILANGAN because of newly bought and on ordered FIGHTER JETS, and to all corrupt officials your days are numbered.Thank also to DND at nabigyan nila ito ng pansin na kailangan bihisan nila ang BRP GDP.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Tama ang WORD na ginamit IISA ang ating lahi PILIPINO na dapat ay buo tayo na depensahan ang PILIPINAS para matapang tayo magmamalaki sa ating mga apo, na di tayo natakot sa higante at dinepensahan namin ang LUPA SINILANGAN (PILIPINAS).ano masasabi mo apo.yan si lolo Matapang na PILIPINO.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wala lang masaya lang ako, at least may missiles na ang Philippines step up ito at least.. soon mag simula na tayo ng Missile Launching test for the first 3,000 KM, next 6,000 lols

    Mabuti na may nasimulan keysa wala. Mabuti na meron kahit dyan lang muna keysa wala at mabuti ng meron kahit maliit keysa wala.

    We dont need to be a super power, we just need to protect our lands, a deterrence from invaders..

    Magkamali kayo... woah.. kala nyo biro to , puputok yan.. ay kaya nyan butasin ang ding ding ng kahit anong Aircraft carrier, maliit yan pero matibay yan.. ingat kayo

  8. Anonymous says:


    saya ko. sana totoo. har har.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I read it in Defense Studies web yesterday.

  10. Anonymous says:

    1 harpoon missile to hit enemies war ship is not enough. Modern warship are capable to intercept incoming threat, for they have counter measures, flares and decoys.

    We must buy thousands of harpoon missiles and let it rain on enemies warship!!!

    Go Philippines!!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hey! It did not say that only 1 harpoon missile man! Look at the BRP GREGORIO DEL PILAR its missile case is more than 4 or around six so they would utilized it. Missiles are not so expensive man.

    Besides look! The next class cutter which is soon to delivered would be fitted also with harpoon missile so it is a logic not 1 missiles.

    Another thing, the Philippines is awash with money but lesser investment because the money movement ot the Philippines now is even faster than preparing the budget so the country is very afford to buy missiles and other weaponry.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Its suppose since it was already commission they just realize that why they need to fix with harpoon missile,

    To the fact this Military generals they dont want that somebody dictate them in terms of arming the AFP and ignore the trends which is very important for safeguarding the country.

    it suppose since the time that the country in need those equipment they the Generals has a power to request in the govt.

    but because of corrupt attitude so they just leaved it un attended but for the new administration pushing them so they do not have choice but to follow.

  13. Anonymous says:

    You mean to say you are just thinking about this now, they should have done this long time ago.

    It is better that the Philippine Government invite Northrop Grumman and other foreign manufacturers/builders of warships and fighter jets to joint venture with Philippine partners to produce locally made warships and fighter jets.

    I wonder why our Government is not doing this? India, South Korea,Australia, Singapore have done this - why can't we?

    More jobs, cheaper locally made brand new products must be the goal of our Government.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Nasa isip lang pala nila ito. Ano ba iyan?

  15. Anonymous says:

    walang kattuhanan yan., mga basa lang baba ang mga tga DND officials, gusto lng ng media attenyion para mkkilila ng bayan, bka me balak s politika hahahaha.......

  16. Anonymous says:

    mga tanga mga gago!! hangang ngayong wala pa din kayo nararamdaman! inde pde mag upgrade ng sandata ng pilipinas!! bkit? kontrolado parin tayo ng mga chinese hangnang ngayon!! sisihin nyo si ramos at si gloria!

  17. Anonymous says:

    It snot true na controlado ng Chinese ano pruweba mo na under control ng china ang Pilipinas.. pakita nyo nga ang evidence

    Wala na sa Mapa ng Pilipinas ang aasa sa China, mayaman na in termso f fund ang Pilipinas kaya nga inisnab yung 20 Billion investment ng China eh kasi meron naman tayo pera

    Di tayo tulad ng Cambodia na pag gagawa ng ayaw sa kalooban ng China, sasabihin agad ng China president 'Cge gaein mo yna, di ko punduhan ang project mo"

    hindi ganyan ang Pilipinas hoy! may pera tayo we have lots of Billions of Dollars reserve higher than Netherlands.. anong say nyo

    Di nga lang mabili agad kasi may bidding procedure pa eh aksi yan ang right procedure eh.

    At approbahan pa ang pera na gagastusin .. Hindi pagmamay ari ng malaknyang ang Pera ng Pilipinas kaya dadaan pa yan sa parroval system kasi pera ng taumbayan yan

  18. Anonymous says:

    Sa mga nag daan bang presidente nagkarron ba tayo ng Class cutter? ngayon mag dadalawa na.. tumahimik nga kayo puro kayo satsat imbes na tutulong kayo pasulong.. paurong kayo mga hayop na NPA kayo

    Wala kayong ginawa kundi gastusin ang pork barrel na pera ng maga tao para punduhan nyo ang pag pabagsak ng Pilipinas

    Mga putrages kayo


    Danasin nyo sanang matulog sa ilalim ng tulay at masunog lahat ng mga bahay at ari-arian nyo para matigil kayo sa masamang balak laban sa Pilipinas. Mga intsekto kayo

  19. Anonymous says:

    tumahimik n kau puro kau basa baba, tulo laway ninyo, mabuti p pukpukin ninyo ang mga tangang SENADOR AT TONGRESSMAN para pabilisin ang pglaan ng pundo para s modernizition ng sandatahang lakas, kaysa cge lng mo satsat dine......

  20. Anonymous says:

    Be positive nalang kayo, iyan nalang ang natitirang pagasa natin para mabuhay eh.. puro kayo contra....

    Kung hopeless na tayo, gusto nyo magpakamatay na tayo lahat? mga gong-gong din naman kayo eh..

    Support the government.. thats it

  21. Anonymous says:

    4 or 6 does not guarantee to sink a 1 or 2 warship man!

    Beside, read again what did I say. "buy thousands of harpoon..." of you say harpoon is not that expensive. ;p

    Go Philippines!!! Keep on rising like a lion.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Bibili pa daw ang pinas ng spy plane from indonesia di ba natin kaya ang pcorion3 ng us?

  23. Anonymous says:

    puro nalang balak-balak, wla namang action. Tulad ng sinabi ng DND na parating na raw ang mga patrol boats galing Japan yon pla hindi pa pala negotiated ang plano. Mga batugan na mga opisyales, mga walang wenta, kunin na sana kayo ni Lord.

  24. Anonymous says:

    hoy bugok, ang mga patrol boat galing japan, hindi projects ng DND, kundi s DOTC yan para s coastguard gets m??????/ kya summa kna rin s mga taga DOTC n kunin ni lord, mhilig ka kc mkinig s mga tga media n mga sinungaling, khit walang proof binalita agad, para lng me maibalita ang mga sinungaling n mga reporter.....

  25. Anonymous says:

    The present government is doing far better than the previous administration of Arroyo, Estrada and Ramos. However, Pnoy government must do more actions than talks.

    I wonder what is now going on with and development of NAIA Terminal 1 and 3?

    The spillway from Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay and the superdike round Laguna de Bay?

    DPWH is always doing band aid solution, their old practice must stop.
    Pnoy government must consult real urban planners for urban planning and infrastructure instead of politicians close to the president.

    God bless the Philippines.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I wonder what is the status of acquiring Maestrale frigates from Italy?

    Is this all talk?

  27. Anonymous says:

    Ourely Politics at may long term plan. Hindi sa puso ang ang silbi ni Aquino sa bayan.. PURELY POLITCS... SO DIRTY POLITICS.. I REALLY HATE THIS.

    Look, Pareho lang ang China, Japan at Pilipinas ngayon, If Gusto nila na gaganda ang rating nila, alam nila ano ang gusto ng mga tao.. Payabangan.. ginawa ng China eto:

    CHINA - Invaded the Scarborough Shoal para masarapan ang mga Singkit na matapang ang Gobyerno Nila.. hala mag idiot support sa Government nila. Sit aside muna ang issue sa Corruption case sa leader nila kasi gusto nila angkinin din ang Pilipinas sa hala thank you muna sa corruption

    PHILIPPINES - Si Aquino gusto makipag kita kay Jintao, ni reject sya kasi napahiya ang China sa mga land grabbing nila eh, kaya agad.. Inanounce na official na daw West Philippine Sea Na local and international name ng Western Sea ng Philippines.


    Iyan ang dirt ng politics. Its okay naman ginawa ni Aquino pero kung hurtily talaga, he must let the Philippines explode with praises to him kung tatapusin niya laht na dapat tapusin para ibang work na naman ang gagawin.

    ANg dirt talaga ng Politics, puro strategy para continous ang support ng tao, pag babagsak ang rating gagawa agad ng papansin .. pa pogi points para aakyat na naman ang WSW survey..

    Itong America ganoon din...

    Kelan kaya ma end ang dirty ng Politics.. Good politics ang kelannga ng Mundo...

  28. Anonymous says:

    ungas ka din ano??? kelan b naging good ang politics ha????? politics is a roots of all evil, alam mb un ha?????

  29. Anonymous says:

    Fortifying fortresses in the West Phillipine Seas and other territorial claims (Exclusive Economic Zones) of the Philippines is the best defense and far less expensive.

    It is in the best interest of the Philippine government to acquire Maestrale frigates but let us not forget fortifying fortresses with anti-access missiles, etc. Also, acquiring 2 units of Poseidon P-8A as a support to the Philippines frigates.

  30. Anonymous says:

    I wonder when is the second and third Hamilton cutter finally coming to the Philippine seas.

    Also, the acquisition of ASW multipurpose helicopters - what is the latest?

  31. Anonymous says:

    Kailan kaya darating ang mga Maestrale frigates from Italy?

    Kailan ba talaga darating iyong mga TA-50 fighter jets from South Korea?

    While waiting for the arrival of these assets, the Philippine Navy and Coast Guard need to train more highly technical divers.

    We need to buy Sonar and Remotely Operated Vehicles and more ships with recompression chambers to be manned by highly qualified operators,nurses and doctors.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Pag ang italy lalong bumagsak ang ekonomiya at hihingi sila ng tulong sa tsikwa malabong mangyari ang inaasahan nyo mga utoy. Noong nkaraang mga buwan may gustong gawin ang italy pero di itinuloy kasi baka daw magalit ang mga tsikwa kaya as long as its all PLAN don't expect!

  33. Anonymous says:

    If there is GOOD there is ALSO bad. IF there is a bad Politics, There is Also Bad Politics.

    It is not true that politics is root of Evil because in all the churches are are politics.. Does it mean all churches are the root of evil? You are absolutely wrong!

    If a leader is sincere to serve the country then he could avoid the Dirty Politics.

    If the Leader is not sincere then he could be greed of power, and rule the country for his self interest

  34. Anonymous says:

    gago ka, bkt s akala m b lhat ng nasa simbahan mga matitino, hindi mb alam daming mga rapist n leader ng simbahan hindi mb alam un ha??? lokohin mong sarili m, sino b ngpapatay kay jesus christ db leader ng simbahan alam mb un ha??? in fairness s ibang simbahan, banggitin ko dito ang simbhan n ngpapatay kay jesus christ simbahang romano catholico alam m un ha?? daming mga rapist n pari, me mga madre nang agaw ng asawa, kung wala kang alam, tungkol d2 tumahimik kna lang ok.....

  35. Anonymous says:

    nung una linggo-linggo ako ngssimba nkkinig s sermon ng pari tungkol s mga magandang aral ng simbahang catoliko, nang malaman ko ang pnaggagawa nila nawalan n ako ng tiwala s kanila,

  36. Anonymous says:

    sana malagyan din ang brp gregorio ng anti missile decoys at ma improve ang defense nito against submarine and fighter planes.

    Pwede kayang lagyan ng maski 105mm howitzer ang barko nato? Possibly kaya to? Mga militar o mga bright boys diyan pk linaw dahil nagwawonder ako sa possibiliting ito kasi mas may punch ata ang barko natin if may ganitong heavy armament...kong pwede nga lang.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Saan naman e fit ang 105mm howitzer Wala yatang provision para nito pero possible ofcourse pinoy pa. Motorsiklo nga na dapat isa o dalawang tao lang dapat sakay ginawang habal-habal at aabot hanggang 7 ang sakay.

    Ang tanong saang bahagi ng barko napat naka fit at ganitong 105mm howitzer

  38. Anonymous says:

    When is this going to happen? I hope very soon.

  39. Anonymous says:

    I hope they also think of fortifying fortresses with land based anti-missiles, especially those in Palawan and those near or within EEZ.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Sana maka-pagproduce locally ang Pinas ng Poseidon P-8A, iyong ibang bansa kasi ginagawa na nila ang ganito, tulad ng South Korea, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Japan, Australia, etc.

    Kaya naman ng mga Pinoy ito ah!

  41. Anonymous says:

    Paano Makaproduce yan ngayon para sa 2013 modernization budget ng AFP ay only 5billion Pesos na sa program nila ay 15 billion Pesos yearly, so ano sa Palagay nyo ang mabibili nyan sniper rifle lang yan ng mga marine para pangtarget kay Drillon at sa iba pang mga Senador,

    Napakagungung nitong mga Senador at Ganid mabuti sila pag magkaproblema ang bansa takbo sila sa ibang bansa e tayong mga mahirap kawawa lang tayo.

    Dapat i bolish na yan ang Senado katulad ginawa ni Marcos walang senador na nagobobject para naman maayos ang Depensa ng Bansa kawawa tayong walang Pera sa bandang huli pag nagkagulo hindi tayo kayang depensahan ng mga sundalo.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Dapat bilis bilisan sana ng Pnoy government ang mga actions nila.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Sa modernization budget ng DND, dapat mga 200 Billion Pesos yearly ang ilaan in 10 years.

    At magkaroon ng programa na joint venture between local and foreign firms to build, manufacture warships, fighter jets, etc. in our country para ma-boost pa ang economy natin at magkaroon ng trabaho ang mga Pilipino.

    Hindi ba ito na-iisip ng Pnoy Government? Puro naman sila may mga pinag-aralan, di ba?

  44. Anonymous says:

    We need to put up several land-based mobile anti-missiles in strategic locations in the Philippines to prevent intruders like China to come to our shores.

    While we are doing this, let us also develop our air and maritime credible defense capabilities.

    God bless the Philippines.

  45. Anonymous says:

    I pray na hindi magpa bola ang mga leaders natin sa Communist China. Sana kahit iyong mga businessmen natin huwag rin paloloko. Priority nila dapat Philippines first.

    Let us boycott products made in China.

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