I attended the Naval Defense 2019 Exhibit held at the SMX Convention Center of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, Philippines last June 18 to 20, 2019, and it turned out to be a lot more interesting than I expected it to be.
I also attended the 2018 edition of the exhibit, but there were fewer defense companies then so it wasn’t as interesting to me. The Naval Defense Exhibit is actually bundled with the larger Philippines Marine (Philmarine) Exhibit which has been going on annually for the last six years.
There was a lot of talk about the Philippine Navy (PN) finally getting Submarines last year (2018), but it sort of died out for awhile, then started up again recently around the middle of July 2019 when the Department of National Defense (DND) said they will be going to France to look at Submarines.1
Shipbucket1 is a website that archives ship and aircraft drawings in a uniform scale and style. They allow anybody to contribute drawings as long as they register on the website and submit drawings that conform to the standards they set.
Recently they came up with a drawing of the Philippine Navy’s (PN) newest Frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), and thus I saw some opportunity to compare it with some interesting ships so we can see its size and shape relative to those vessels.
This is the second blog I have comparing the Shipbucket drawing of the Jose Rizal class Frigates of the Philippine Navy (PN). In the first one I compared the Jose Rizal ships to other ships of the PN, but in this one I will be comparing it to some of the most modern Frigates of our South East Asian (SEA) neighbors.
Shipbucket1 of course is a website that archives ship and aircraft drawings in a uniform scale and style. They allow anybody to contribute drawings as long as they register on the website and submit drawings that comply to the standards they set.
’Shipbucket Crediting Rules’
Here are some explanations and references to conform to the Shipbucket website’s crediting rules.2 Except for the Nareusan class Frigate drawing, all the other drawings I used below were originally archived on Shipbucket, and among the changes I made to the original drawings are:
– Moved texts closer to the ship drawings;
– Combined together drawings;
– Enlarged and cropped the resulting drawings;
– Removed the Mk 15 PhalanxClose In Weapons System (CIWS) and RIM-162 Evolved Seas Sparrow Missile (ESSM) from the BRP Jose Rizal drawings; Continue reading Jose Rizal class Frigate Drawing comparisons with SEA Frigates→
The South Korean Defense website Defense Times posted an article comparing the AW159 Wildcat helicopters of the South Korean (SKN) and Philippine Navy (PN).1 The article is written in the Korean alphabet called Hangul, but Google Translate does a decent job of making the article understandable in English.