Philippines will buy more U.S. warships

Philippines will buy more U.S. warships

Manila : Philippines | Oct 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM PDT
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Philippines Navy will probably buy a warship class in Hamilton Monday to strengthen maritime surveillance capability.

Orwen admiral Cortez, assistant deputy commander of naval Philippines, is expected to visit the U.S. early in November to inspect a ship to Hamilton class. Ship to shut down and moved to the Philippines next year. Philippines has acquired a kind of American warships earlier this year and it is being deployed patrols along the western island of Palawan. Navy Phiplippines expected Tuesday additional warships in 2013.

Mr. Pama also revealed that the country is on track also features a number of missile technology. The Philippines army is the only army in Southeast Asia do not have missiles. But the greater challenge is to improve the Philippine navy human resources, by long-only concentrated forces supporting operations against the rebels. In the future, the Navy Philippines will focus more on maritime surveillance and exploitation of marine resources is abundant.

He also reaffirmed Pama collision between ships last day PS-74 (BRP Rizal) of the Philippines with a large Chinese fishing vessel was "an accident". PS-74 ship in trouble steering the ship and crashed into China during the inspection of fishing vessels operating in practice.

Pama Vice Admiral was attending a conference on maritime organizations in the United States. He will have his speech to about 70 naval leaders from around the world, and share the experience of the Philippine navy on terrorism at sea. This event organized by the U.S. Navy two years. He also visit Washington and a meeting with a counselor about the status of the Philippine Navy as well as the challenges in the South China Sea.

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The Philippine navy has an old and badly equipped fleet of fewer than 80 ships
The Philippine navy has an old and badly equipped fleet of fewer than 80 ships
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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