Just a correction, the Rajah Humabon is not a destroyer but a destroyer escort...the predecessor to today's frigate. The ship is the largest of the PN's surface combatants but unfortunately it's more than 60 years old...There's even some historical societies interested in taking up the Humabon once hte PN retires it since it's a WWII veteran. Before being handed over to the Philippines, it was with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force as the Hatsushi, DE 263. The only other operator of the Cannon Class is the Royal Thai Navy but today that's being used as a training vessel. The PN had another Cannon (the Datu Kalantiaw) but that was lost from a typhoon off the coast of Northern Luzon.^SoMeGuY^ said:"BRP Kagitingan" Philippine Coastguard
The Philippines own rajah humabon destroyer....
Rajah Humabon Destroyer Again
Onboard One of the Vessells
The Philippine Naval task Group (Stingray)
I presume this is the AFP on it's better days... :bash: The tanks in inventory is the Scorpion which has been mothballed and in need of upgrades. In terms of combat aircraft, the 15 F-5A/Bs (the ONLY fighter in PAF...disregarding the Crusaders for sale ) has been pulled out of service (which I hope is temporary but a handful is being maintained by a skeleton crew @ Clark AB). The OV-10 fleet is currently the backbone of counterinsurgency operations (COIN) but there's only 18 operational out of 33 in inventory...thankfully the Thais were generous in lending PAF some of their Broncos. There's one thing I'm happy to hear is the aircraft recovery program PGMA is doing... It's slowly rebuilding the number of operational aircraft in inventory which is good esp. w/ the UH-1 Hueys.^SoMeGuY^ said:Primary military equipment
42 combat aircraft
97 armed helicopters
That's what we've been talking about...the DEFENSE of the Philippines...hence the topic name. I mean why in the heavens name would we want (more) war? The insurgency going on has bogged down the development of the Philippines and brought it behind it's potential...why would anyone want more lives lost, more damage done, and just plain out more hell to bear with? I greatly apologize if I gave you the idea of war-mongering in this thread but all I'm chatting about is the basic idea of adequate defense for the nation...nothing more...Thunderflip said:That's because we are not a war-loving nation! God, those poorer countries will hell spend more than us, no matter how much their funds are even in the dumps of their starving nations cuz they care a lot bout stuff like that, we don't. Money is spent in infastructure and development. I think the Philippines should be modern and equiped enough to defend itself. That's it. I just wish so much that our country was neutral. That's all. I dun really care bout all that army shit...I only think it is necessary for national defense and security but not for war. I hate war.