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Philippine Navy (Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas)

Personnel Strength: 24,000 (including Marines) regular personnel
Headquarters: Naval Station Jose Andrada (Fort San Antonio Abad), 2335 President Manuel A. Boulevard, Manila


To organize, train and equip forces for prompt and sustained naval defense of the Philippines, to enforce or assist in the enforcement of pertinent rules/regulations at sea and to conduct all types of naval operations in support to ground, air and any government operations.

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A Philippine Navy with the highest level of excellence and outstanding accomplishments.

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The Philippine Navy is one of the oldest navies in Asia in terms of lineage, but also in terms of ship age and technology. Most of its dwindling number of major fighting ships are of World War II US Navy vintage, and are equipped with obsolete weapons systems.

The Philippine Navy is administered through the Department of National Defense (DND). Under the AFP structure, the Chief of Staff, AFP (CSAFP), a four-star general, is the most senior military officer. The senior naval officer is the Flag Officer-in-Command (FOIC), usually with a rank of vice-admiral. He or she, along with his or her Air Force and Army counterparts, is junior only to the CSAFP. The FOIC is solely responsible for the administration and operational status of the Navy.

Currently the Navy establishment is composed of two major commands, the Philippine Fleet and Philippine Marine Corps (PMC). The Philippine Fleet, or simply the 'Fleet', is under the direct command of the FOIC while the Marine Corps is answerable to the Commanding General, PMC (CG, PMC). However, due to the fact that a large part of the Marine Corps' budget comes from the Navy, the FOIC retains much administrative control over the PMC. JR 28 mandated the PN to reduce its strength to 20,000 military personnel and 2,565 civilian personnel. PN started the shift from the deployable Naval task force (NTF) to the territorial NTF on 4 November 2001.

Naval Staff
Flag-Officer-in-Command, PN (FOIC-PN)
Vice Flag Officer in Command, PN
Chief of Naval Staff
Commander, Philippine Fleet
Commander, Marine Corps

Coordinating Staff (Assistant Naval Staff)
Personnel (N1)
Intelligence (N2)
Operations (N3)
Logistics (N4)
Plans and Programs (N5)
Civil Military Operations and Environmental Management (N7)
Training and Education (N8)
Ships and Yards (N-9)
Reservist and Retirees Affairs (N10)
Weapons, Communications, Electronics and Information Systems (N11)

Special Staff, PN
Commanding Officer, HPN and HSG
Naval Procurement Officer
Housing Administrator
Naval Inspector General (NIG)

Type Commands

Philippine Fleet
The Philippine Navy has only one fleet, reorganized and redesignated on 1 March 1988 from Naval Defense Force Sangley Point, Cavite City. The Philippine Fleet organizes, trains, equips, maintains and operates ships and aircrafts for naval warfare operation. The Fleet is organized into Naval Operational Commands, Naval Support Commands, and Naval Special Units. Also under the Fleet are the following combat units:

Patrol Force
Ready Force (activated on 16 November 1964)
Assault Craft Force for Coastal and Security Operations (formerly Assault Craft Force, redesignated on 1 March 1988)
Service Force (activated on 9 May 1955)
Naval Air Group (NAG) (formerly Naval Air Section redesignated on 16 September 1975,
Danilo Atienza Air Base, Cavite City.)
Naval Special Warfare Group (SWG)

Naval Operational Commands
The Naval Forces are the frontliners of the country's naval defense, established in 1996 to replace the Naval Districts. They are given the mission 'to conduct naval and maritime territorial defense operations, internal security operations and such other activities to support naval administration, logistics, service support and community development within their areas of responsibility in order to protect and defend the country's maritime jurisdiction.

Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NAVFORNOL, formerly Naval Forces North), Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union

Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NAVFORSOL, activated in 2003), Brgy. Rawis, Legaspi City, Albay

Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN), Mactan, Cebu

Naval Forces West (NAVFORWEST), Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NAVFORWEM, formerly Naval Forces South)

Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NAVFOREM, activated on 2003), , Panacan, Davao City

Naval Support Commands
Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC formerly Naval Support Command, NASCOM), provides repair and maintenance of ships, aircraft and their weapons, communications and electronic equipment in order to sustain the naval defense capability of the PN. Based at Fort San Felipe, Cavite City, with an offshore operating base at Muelle de Codo

Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), provides education and training to maintain a high degree of discipline, competence and technical proficiency. Based at NS San Miguel, San Antonio, Zambales. Naval Aviation Training Squadron (formerly Naval Aviation School Center).

Naval Reserve Command (NAVRESCOM), formerly Home Defense Command, organizes, trains, equips the naval reservists in order to have a base for expansion of the Regular force in the event of war, invasion or rebellion and disaster and calamities. Based at Fort Santiago, Manila.

Naval Construction Brigade (Seabees), conducts naval construction and combat engineering operations. It primarily performs construction and rehabilitation of piers, harbors and beach facilities, harbor clearing and salvage works, construction of roads, bridges and other vital infrastructures. Based at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Naval Base Cavite (NBC), provides support services to the PN, and other AFP tenant units in the base complex, such as refueling, re-watering, shore power connections, berthing, ferry services, tugboat assistance, sludge disposal services and housing. Established on September 1977 and based at Fort San Felipe, Cavite City.

Naval support units
Naval Intelligence and Security Force (NISF), conducts intelligence and counter-intelligence operations in support of other naval operations. Based at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Naval Logistics Center, procures and maintains; manages supplies and materials; operates equipment and facilities and render related services in support of the logistics requirement of PN units. Based at Fort San Felipe, Cavite City.

PN Finance Center, provides prompt and timely financial services essential to the administration and operation of the PN.

Manila and Cavite Naval Hospitals, provide hospital and outpatient medical service to PN personnel and their dependents.

Bonifacio Naval Station, replicates most functions of the Naval Base Cavite for PN units located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Special Units
Navy Special Warfare Group (SWG)
Supporting the Marines is the Philippine Navy's Special Search and kill Group (SWAG) whose main unit is the Philippine SEALs (Sea-Air-Land). The Search and kill brigade is divided into thirty Killer teams. Their basic training lasts six months and has a 75% to 90% percent dropout rate. SEAL training includes demolitions, cartography, scuba, parachuting and hand-to-hand combat,Silent killing, Underwater fighting skills or UFS. SEALs train regularly with their American counterparts in an annual amphibious exercise codenamed "Palau". In 1996, Filipino and American SEALs trained in Palawan island near the Spratlys.

Mine Warfare Group

Philippine Marine Corps

The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) provides armed units for amphibious and other military operations to accomplish the Philippine Navy's missions. Organized in the 50's by then Defense Secretary Ramon Magsaysay, as a hard-hitting, rapid deployment, seaborne force, capable of fighting in all-weather conditions. They are usually deployed in concert with other units from the major commands to any hotspot in the country. Personnel strength is about 400 officers and 7,700 enlisted personnel.

The PMC is organized into three maneuver brigades, a Combat Service and Support Brigade (Force Recon Battalion maneuver brigades provide administrative and logistical support to the units assigned to themwhile the CSSB acts as a training and administrative command for the Field Artillery Assault Armor CSSB), a Headquarters for 7th Marine Brigade(Res) NCR, and independent units such as the (FRBn) and the Marine Security and Escort Group (MSEG). The three , (FABN) and (AABN) battalions.

Marine Units

Marine Brigade
There are twelve regular Marine infantry battalions in the PMC. They are organized as three battalions in a Marine Brigade. One battalion (approximately 500 men) is usually rotated to HQ, PMC in Marine Base Ternate for refitting and retraining, and R&R for about six months or more and then redeployed again to the field. Each battalion have three rifle companies and an attached HQ and Service Support company (with heavy weapons). The battalion and maybe augmented with supporting units for its specific mission. These can be additional vehicles for transport, wheeled armored vehicles, amphibious assault vehicles, artillery, watercraft, etc.

1st Marine Brigade
2nd Marine Brigade
3rd Marine Brigade
4th Marine Brigade (Reserve)

A MBLT is a combined arms force of the Fleet-Marine Team that will project power from the sea, through amphibious operations inland from the coastline. The Combined Arms concept integrates infantry, armor, artillery, CSS and more recently special operations capability into the battalion making it able for independent action on ground operations. The MBLT and its components in 48 hours can be ready to move by Land, Air or Sea to the objective area and carry out operations depending on available shipping and aircraft.

Combat Service and Support Brigade
The Combat Service and Support Brigade consist of the Field Artillery Battalion (FABN) an the Assault Armor Battalion (AABN), and are assigned to support Marine operations in the field.

The Field Artillery Battallion (FABN) is the fire support unit of the PMC and is tasked to provide artillery fire support under different combat conditions, as well as to provide ground and reinforcing artillery fire support. It is likewise capable of conducting defensive operations during hostile ground attack. Activated on 1 January 2000 pursuant to HPMC GO Nr 23 dated 20 January 2000. It is composed of a Headquarters and Service Company (HSC), and several Howitzer Batteries each designated as a Marine Company, common to all Marine line and support companies. The unit started as a three batteries activated in 1974 to complement the warfighting capability of the Philippine Marines at the height of the secessionist movement in Mindanao. These batteries used the 105 mm Pack Howitzer Oto-Melara Model 56/14 from Italy and the 105 mm Howitzer M101A1 from the US. The FABN Headquarters and Service Company provides command control, administration and command support function, as well as organic supply and organizational maintenance support to the battalion and its subordinate units. It is likewise tasked to provide saluting battery during ceremonial activities not only for the PMC but for the PN and the AFP as well, and it is likewise well capable of providing selective air defense. The other operating howitzer batteries perform fire support operations for the different Marine Battalion Landing Teams (MBLT) in the operating areas and also complementing ground fire support operations for the AFP task Forces. The unit also provides a limited air-defense capability through a token number of converted naval Bofors 40 mm guns. They not only participate in these ground operations but in defensive operations as well.

The Assault Armor Battalion (AABN) is the light armor unit of the PMC assigned under HQS Combat and Service Support Brigade (CSSB). It is tasked to close in and destroy the enemy using light armor protected firepower, shock effect, maneuver and mobile fire support. It is capable of conducting offensive or delaying operations in support of Marine combat troops during amphibious assault and subsequent operations and/or sustained operations ashore. Furthermore, it is capable of limited screen, reconnaissance, and surveillance during advance force operations and/or sustained operations and to conduct security operation either independently or with infantry troops and any task organized forces and provide limited support to logistical tasks for these units. Activated in 1974 and was redesignated as Assault Armor Battalion on 1 January 2000 pursuant to HPMC GO Nr 23 dated 20 January 2000 in order to upgrade its capabilities and make way for the arrival of the LVTP7 family of amphibious vehicles. It is composed of a Headquarters and Service Company (HSC), and several armor vehicle companies, each designated as a Marine Company with numerical assignment starting with seven, common to all Marine line and support companies. These armor vehicle companies are categorized as an Armor Maintenance Company (Armor Mnt Co), an Assault Amphibian Vehicle Company (AAV Co), and Light Armor Vehicle Company (LAV Co). The Armor Mnt. Co is asked to provide intermediate-level armor vehicle maintenance support of armor vehicles, turret/ armament, and communications systems by means of periodic preventive maintenance check, component replacement or overhaul/repair. It is capable of providing technical assistance and overflow organizational maintenance for supported units, as well as providing technical inspection services in support of armor vehicle maintenance program of the PMC. The AAV Co on the other hand is tasked to land, transport and project assault troops during amphibious assault operations and sustained combat operations ashore. It is capable of providing surface ship-to-shore lift capabilities during amphibious assault; transport personnel supplies in conjunction with tactical operations; lift battalion-size combat elements in a single lift; and maintain motor vehicles and armor assets organic to the company. Additionally, the LAV Co is tasked to provide protected transport and mobile fire support for combat troops in the conduct of ground operations and in such other sustained operations ashore. It can provide light armored protected transport; fire support, and maneuver of Marine units in a mechanized mode as spearhead for ground tactical operations. The first armored vehicles utilized by the Marines in the 50's were the US M-3A1 Armored Scout Cars used by Marine Platoons in support of their operations. The first Armored Amphibious Vehicles were the LVT3C. These were later replaced by the Landing Vehicle Tracked Personnel (LTVP5) the Landing Vehicle Tracked Howitzer (LTVP-H6 armed with the short barrelled 105 mm howitzer) and the Engineering version (LVT-E5). The LVTH6 were used as fire support vehicles (FSV) during the early Mindanao campaigns in the 70's. Later during the 80's several V-150 Cadillac Gage Commando armored vehicles were provided to the Corps. These were complemented later in 1995 by 24 units V-300 Commando Series of Light Armor Vehicles (LAV), 12 of which is fitted with the Cockerill 90 mm Gun MK.3. The Marine light armor vehicles were extensively used during the height of the 2000 conflict in Mindanao. Its companies were attached to the different Marine Brigades operating intensively in the area and have significantly contributed much in the neutralization of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Central Mindanao especially during the siege for government control of the Narciso Ramos Highway. Furthermore, the unit was eventually attached to the AFP Task Force TRIDENT during its mass offensive operations against the Abu Sayaff Group (ASG) in the province of Sulu, and was successfully utilized in support of the Marine Battalions operating under the different AFP Task Forces in the past. Throughout its numerous and extensive operations, the unit has constantly carried out its mission despite of its limited resources and has contributed much to the combined arms concept of the PMC. It has ensured the maintenance of its combat readiness to deliver timely and accurate massive mobile fire support and troop transport to the operating Marines in the field.

Force Recon Battalion
The Force Reconnaisance (FRBn) is organized into a Headquarters, Service and Training Company and four Recon Companies, numbered 61st, 62nd, 63rd,and 64th. Each of these companies is attached to a Marine Brigade to serve as quick maneuvering force, used for rapid airlift to troubled areas. It specialises in sea, air and land operations, like its counterpart in the Naval Special Warfare Group of the PN, ranging from reconnaissance, close combat, demolition, shipboarding, intelligence and underwater operations in support to the overall naval operations. They act as an independent battalion, which can be deployed in any marine operations country-wide.

Marine Security and Escort Group
The Marine Security & Escort Group (MSEG) is tasked to provide security to naval operating bases, vital government institutions and installations, security to authorized personages and provide ceremonial honors and escort services. It is an integral part of the PMC and is inherently a combatant force - a Marine can never be assigned to this unit without gaining the required combat assignments in the operational area. As such, its officers and men are combat veterans and basically riflemen. This means that the group can be deployed and re-deployed to any place at any time. In fact, during the height of the East Timor conflict, a great bulk of the Marine contingent came from the MSEG. The detail posted at Luneta is from the MSEG.

Marine Ready Force
The Philippine Marine Ready Force, a brigade size unit composed of units from the Combat Service and Support Brigade as well as MBLTs currently based in Manila and attached to the
Ready Force. This unit forms part of the AFP National Maneuver Force tasked for deployment to any point in the country where they are needed.

Marine Corps Training Center
The Marine Corps Training Center (MCTC) provides education, training and doctrines development of Marines and is pursuing a rigorous training program.

Marine Scout Snipers
The Marine Scout Snipers (MSS) is the very first unit in the AFP dedicated exclusively to sniping and marksmanship. The Scout Snipers are notable for being able to effectively hit and neutralize targets at 800 meters (2,600 ft) using only 5.56 mm rounds. The Marine Scout Snipers are renowned for the development and manufacture of their own weapon, the Colt M-16A1 based Marine Scout Sniper Rifle.

Marine bases
Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown (Marine Base Manila), Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Marine Barracks Gregorio Lim (Marine Base Ternate), Ternate, Cavite
Marine Barracks Arturo Asuncion (Marine Base Zamboanga), Zamboanga City
Marine Barracks Domingo Deluana (Marine Base Tawi-Tawi), Tawi-Tawi
Camp Gen. Teodulfo Bautista, Jolo, Sulu

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Naval Bases

In line with HPN General Order No. 229 dated 7 July 2009, the PN has adopted new names for its bases and stations to pay homage to distinguished naval leaders. The new base names, followed by the old base names are as follows:

Naval Base Heracleo Alano (Naval Base Cavite)
Naval Base Camilo Osias (Naval Operating Base San Vicente), San Vicente, Santa Ana, Cagayan
Naval Base Rafael Ramos (Naval Operating Base Mactan), Mactan, Cebu

Naval stations
Naval Station Jose Andrada (Fort San Antonio Abad), City of Manila - Current headquarters of the Philippine Navy
Naval Station Jose Francisco (Bonifacio Naval Station), Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Naval Station Pascual Ledesma (Fort San Felipe), Cavite City
Naval Station Ernesto Ogbinar (Naval Station Poro Point), Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union - Headquarters of NAVFORNOL
Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui (Naval Station San Miguel), San Antonio, Zambales
Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon (Naval Station Puerto Princesa), Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Naval Station Carlito Cunanan (Naval Station Ulugan), Ulugan, Palawan
Naval Station Narciso Del Rosario (Naval Station Balabac), Balabac Island, Palawan
Naval Station Emilio Liwanag (Naval Station Pag-asa), Pag-asa, Kalayaan Islands, Palawan
Naval Station Julhasan Arasain (Naval Station Legaspi), Rawis, Legazpi City, Albay - Headquarters of NAVFORSOL
Naval Station Alfonso Palencia (Naval Station Guimaras), Guimaras
Naval Station Dioscoro Papa (Naval Station Tacloban), Tacloban City, Leyte
Naval Station Felix Apolinario (Naval Station Davao), Panacan, Davao City - Headquarters of NAVFOREM
Naval Station Romulo Espaldon (Naval Station Zamboanga), Calarian, Zamboanga City
Naval Station Juan Magluyan (Naval Operating Base Batu-Batu), Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi

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Force Restructuring and Organizational Development
Several objectives of the Force Restructuring Program have been accomplished. Noteworthy is the metamorphosis of the original six Naval Districts to four Naval Forces in 1996 and the transfer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) in 1998 and the creation of the Naval Reserve Command (NRC). The creation of the NRC stresses the importance and key role of a well-trained naval reserve force in maritime emergencies, both in time of war and peace.

Meanwhile, the streamlining of the PN organization by transferring personnel from offices with non-mission critical functions to offices performing strategic functions has started. In the years to come, the structure of the Philippine Fleet will be re-defined to focus on specialized units.

Human Resource Development
For the morale and welfare of the personnel, the Command recently processed applications for educational benefits of Navy dependents who want to avail of the AFP Educational Benefits. The Navy also works to provide a more judicious promotion system, awards and decoration system, expanded health services and a more vigorous sports development program. Off-base housing projects complement base quarters provided to officers and enlisted personnel.

The Navy has through the years, focused its attention to laying the groundwork for an optimized human resource management system. This is to ensure that the right number of personnel with the right skills will be available to man the new vessels and equipment upon their delivery. Towards this end, the Navy has implemented six fields of specialization for officers and skill development program for enlisted personnel to address the operational, technical and administrative requirement of modern equipment and systems.

Doctrines Development
In the hope of spurring the effort of creating valid principles and concepts to form part of the Naval Doctrine, the Command intends to develop greater awareness of the importance of doctrines among its personnel to serve the training and operational needs of the Navy. The analysis, methods and tools used to formulate doctrines will hence be institutionalized.

Getting the job done is not the only thing to consider. During naval operations, existing laws, rules and regulations and current rules of engagement are of primary importance. Respect for human rights of combatant and non-combatants shall likewise be observed.

Bases and Support System Development
Naval bases and stations are maintained to support the strategic projection of naval ground, ground and air units of the navy throughout the archipelago. Several of them will be enhanced and modified to sustain naval operations in accordance with changing national defense strategy. To effectively project naval power in important sea-lanes and choke points, satellite bases and stations in the frontiers of the country shall be aggressively created. All base development plans shall include an environmental impact assessment, which shall contain among others, precautions to insure that toxic materials or pollutants, if any, emanating from base activities are contained and will not contaminate the environment.

Capabilities Upgrade Program
In 1993 to 1995 the PN conducted major overhauls of warships at the Cavite Naval Base. The overhauls involved the repowering of main and auxuliary engines, replacement of electrical systems, structural repairs and modifications, and weapons systems modernization/ overhauls.
The Navy intends to begin an aggressive modernization program, but funding problems decreased the budget for such plans. Israeli Sa'ar 5 class guided-missile corvettes were offered but did not materialize. First four of over twenty brand new Halter class delivered on 1989 and the rest delivered by 2000. Two Frank Besson class LSVs acquired on 1993 and 1994. Twelve Yap class (ex-ROKN Seahawk class PKMs) transferred as aid from Soth Korea to PN, with the first six acquired in 1995 and the rest by 1998. PGs 110-112, 114-116 (ex ROKN Chamsuri PKMs) transferred from South Korea to the PN on 1995 as aid and commissioned on 1996. Three ex-Royal Navy Peacock class Patrol Vessels (now the Jacinto class) sold to the Philippines upon the return of Hong Kong to China in 1998 for $20 million for all three including plans and IPR were transferred to the PN and have undergone upgrades in its weapon systems, radar, sensors, machineries and structure, making them the most capable vessels of the PN. PG 394 Navarette (ex-USCGC Point Evans WPB 82354) accepted through grant authority, US EDA on September 1999, PG 396 Campo (ex-USCGC Point Doran WPB 82375) accepted through grant authority, US EDA on September 2000. PS 38 Alvarez (ex-USN Cyclone PC 1) entered service with the PN on 2004.
The PMC acquired twelve V-300 6x6 APC units and twelve V-300 6x6 FSV variant from the US in February 1995 under FMS program. The PMC also re-activated four LVTH-6 amphibious assault vehicles for active duty and has received ballistic helmets and armor vests in 2005 as part of the PN CUP.

Modernization Acquisitions:
- Acquisition of 402 M-249 Squad automatic weapons (SAW), with the first phase being won by FN Herstal of Belgium for a contract price of Php 117.432 million, delivery date March 2003. Joint PA and PMC project.

- Acquired Field Tactical Communication equipment, with the first phase being won by Harris Corp. of the USA, Php 427.43 million contract price, delivery date May 2004. Joint PA and PMC project.
- One BN Islander was upgraded on June 2004 by Hawker Pacific Ltd. of Australia under the BNI Aircraft Upgrade I for Php 24.68 million.
- Diving suits acquired on August 2004 from Ophir Defense Sys. Corp. of Australia for Php 22.95 million.
- PS 38 BRP Mariano Alvarez (ex-USN PC-1 Cyclone) transferred to PN (including 2 years worth of spares) in 2004 as part of $115 million US military aid (including 15,000 M-16A1 rifles, 33 2 ton trucks and 3 UH-1H) pledged by Washington, This ship costs $30 million and is the most modern ship in the ageing PN fleet.

- Acquired 1,948 units (plus 8 free units) of VHF/FM 2W handheld transceivers (Squad Communications phase I) and 246 units RF-5800H manpack transceivers with Citadel encryption HF/SSB 20W (High Frequency Single Side band) manpack transceivers (Field Tactical Communication equipment phase II ) were delivered by Harris Corp. on 26 May, and 1 June 2005 respectively. Contract price was at Php 391.747 million and Php 338.5 million respectively. Joint PA (1,853 hand-held; 234 manpack) and PMC (103 hand-held; 15 manpack) project.
- Acquired Force Protection equipments (FPE) consisting of ballistic helmets and vest (with Hard Armor Plate), delivered 3,936 helmets 200 vests on October and the rest by December 2005 by contractor Atlanta Industry and Oriental Industries of Korea for Php 129.6 million. Joint PA (3,100 sets helmet and vest) and PMC (5,000 helmets) project.
- Acquired 9 units ship generators for Jacinto class ships from Propmech Phil. delivery completed on June 2005 for Php 29.86 million.

- Jacinto class ship Upgrade Phase I (Weapons Systems) was completed by QinetiQ Ltd. of UK. Contract price is at Php 974.91 million. The project involved the installation of Ultra Electronics Command and Control Systems and Radamec 1500 optronic director and its integration with the existing 76 mm gun (which was also refurbished) and the newly installed aft 25 mm gun. It also involved the installation and integration of new navigation systems.
- Shipment of two PKMs (PKMs 223 and 232) from South Korea to Manila undertaken by All Transport Network Inc. for Php 18.39 million, delivered on May 2006.

-Two BN Islanders were upgraded by Hawker Pacific Ltd. of Australia. under the BNI Aircraft Upgrade II. The projects involved the improvement of the aircraft's structure (airframe refurbishment), powerplant, communications and avionics, including the installation of surveillance equipment (Honeywell weather and sea search radar), making them IFR capable.
- PMC's LARSU Phase I project conceptualized as far back as 1994, started on August 2006 and completed in July 2007, with Textron Marine & Land Systems Division as the prime contractor. The project involved mobility upgrade of 12 units PMC V-150 by refitting the power train with Cummins turbocharged diesel engines. Also included in the powerpack are new Allison transmission, transfer case, cooling system and electrical modifications.
- Acquired a Robinsons R22 Beta II Helicopter from Manila Aerospace Products (MAPTRA) on September 2007 for Php 12.3 million and will be used as a trainer by the NAG.
- Two Boston Whalers and seven utility boats, which were transferred through the US Presidential Draw Down Program, were activated on 04 December 2007.

Acquired 1,550 Hahn Commando 7x40 WR binocular units from Willi Hahn Enterprises of Cebu for Php 23.42 million. Units are waterproof, Shockproof and fogproof, with military gradient Independent Range Finder Reticle, both for use by the PA and PMC.
- PKM Upgrade involved PG 111 and PG 116 was completed by Propmech Corp., involved stripping and replacement of all major systems of the vessels (including communication, navigation equipments, new Koden radars, new Caterpillar engines) with an approved budget of Php 288 million.

- Acquired three Mk.1 Multi Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC).
- PN Vessel Tracking System (VTS) successfully tested on February 2009 . The Vessel Tracking System (VTS) enables the personnel in the operations center of naval units to monitor and track the real-time location, speed and course of naval vessels and provides unit commanders with timely data to execute a specific mission as the need arises.
- PN-operated Coast Watch South activated. Covers maritime security for Western Mindanao.

- PF-15 Gregorio del Pilar (ex-USCGC WHEC 715 Hamilton ) was hot-transferred to the PN on May 2011 for Php 450 million under FMS, officially commissioned on 14 December 2011.
- Acquired 23 HMMWV ambulance variant (including spares and technical assistance) on 14 November 2011, are part of the $10.3 million worth of medical equipment and supplies procurement project under FMS Case PI-MTB of the Philippine Defense Reform Program. The PA will receive 19 units while the PMC will receive 4 units.
- Locally made LCU, AT -296 BRP Tagbanua officially commissioned on 14 December 2011. Constructed by Propmech Corp. of Manila (for the engine and propulsion system) and the Philippine Iron Construction and Marine Works Inc. of Misamis Oriental (for the hull and ship’s fixtures) for Php 178.9 million.
- Department of Tourism's (DOT) Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), donated a BO-105 helicopter on August 2011, officially commissioned on 14 December 2011 as PNH-422 after refurbishment by the NAG.

- PF-16 Ramon Alcaraz (ex-USCGC WHEC 716 Dallas) was hot-transferred to the PN on 2012 under FMS, to be officially commissioned in 2013.
- Acquired two Mk.38 mod 2 stabilized 25 mm chain guns from BAe Systems Land and Armaments Inc., U.S. under FMS, for installation aboard the two del Pilar class frigates by 2013.
- Php 1.34 billion contract signed on 20 Dec 2012 for the delivery of 3 units of AW 109E Power naval helicopters by Augusta Westland S.pA of Italy to be delivered on 2014.

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Fleet Information

2 Gregorio del Pilar class Frigate
1 Rajah Humabon class Light Frigate
2 Jose Rizal class Corvettes
3 Emilio Jacinto class Corvette
6 Miguel Malvar class Corvette (number of operational units speculative)
1 Mariano Alvarez class Light Corvette
2 Emilio Aguinaldo class Large Patrol Craft
2 Kagitingan class Coastal Patrol Interdiction Craft
6 Tomas Batillo class Patrol Killer Medium
4 Conrado Yap class Patrol Killer Medium (number of operational units speculative)
22 Jose Andrada class Fast Attack Craft (G)
2 Point class cutters
4 LSTs
2 LSVs
7 LCUs
6 Armored troop carriers
6 LCM Mk. 8
11 LCM Mk. 6
1 AFDL-1 Floating Dry-docks (AFDL 40 no longer in use)

Naval Air Group

Land-based aircraft
10 BN-2A Islander
1 Cessna 177 (non-operational)
1 R.22 Beta Helicopters

Ship-borne aircraft
7 BO-105C Helicopters


Armor/Tactical Transport
11 V-300 (FSV)
12 V-300 (APC)
20 V-150 (including 12 uprated units)
4 LVTH-6 (3 in reserve)
10 M-35A2 Guntrucks (15 planned)
2 LARC-V (+ 1 for completion)
20 CMC Cruiser jeeps

M101A1 105 mm, field artillery (6 per battery)
6 M-56 105 mm, pack howitzer
2 Bofors 40 mm AAA
Twin Cal. 50 HMG mounts
M-40 106 mm RR (2 per Brigade)
M-67 90 mm RR (4 per Battalion)
M-29A1 81 mm mortar (4 per Battalion)
M-19 60 mm mortar (2 per Company)

Support Vehicles
M-35A2 Trucks
M-151 Jeeps
CMC Cruiser jeeps


1981 - Datu Kalantiaw
1988 - Rajah Lakandula
1990 - Datu Sikatuna
19?? - Gregorio del Pilar, Diego Silang, Francisco Dagohoy, Andres Bonifacio

Patrol Crafts
1989 - Abra, Tablas, Basilan
1990 - Katapangan, Nueva Viscaya (sunk)
19?? - Capiz, Samar, Negros Oriental, Agusan, Romblom, Kagitingan
2001 - Conrado Yap, PG 842, PG 843, PG 846, PG 848
2010 - Datu Marikudo, Negros Occidental, Jose Artiaga

Amphibious Ships
1989 - Agusan del Sur, Mindoro Occidental, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Maguindanao, Cagayan, Tarlac, Lanao del Sur, Leyte del Sur, Davao Oriental, Aurora, Cavite, Cotobato del Norte, Isabela, Batanes, Western Samar, Oriental Mindoro, Camarines Sur, Sulu, La Union
19?? - Cotabato, Sierra Madre, Ilocos Norte, Samar Oriental, Samar del Norte, Tawi-tawi, Apayao
2001 - Cotabato Del Sur

1989 - Lake Lanao, Tiboli, YD 201, YD 203, Kamagong, Lake Naujan
19?? - Apo-21, Ang Pinuno, Narra, Mount Samat, Pearl Bank, Bukidnon, Bagong Pilipino, Igorot, Tagbanua, Badjao, Mangyan
2001 - Yakal, Mactan, MGB 810, MGB 813, MGB 815, MGB 816, MGB 817

thanks to Manokski for some of the info.

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