Philippine Army to upgrade 12 Scorpion tanks

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Representing PHILIPPINES

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#1 Apr 12, 2011
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Army will
upgrade 12 of its aging Scorpion tanks for around
P200 million as part of the command's capability
upgrade program.
Army spokesman Col. Antonio Parlade said a
project management team was formed last week
to look for possible proponents for the project,
after getting the go signal from the Department of
National Defense.
The military establishment planned to upgrade
the tanks, which are detailed with the Army's
Light Armor Division several years ago, but this
was shelved by the government due to alleged
irregularities in the project.
"It was formed last week when a meeting was
called to discuss the upgrade projects," said
Parlade of the Project Management Team. "The
DND [Department of National Defense] gave the
go-signal (to proceed with the project)."
Parlade said some of the proponents being
looked into proposed to install new diesel engines
in the 12 operational tanks and provide new
engines to 6 more Scorpions that are not
working because they had no engine.
“So it will be 18 (upgraded tanks) for the same
budget," he said.
He added that the tanks’ engines, which are
currently gasoline powered, need to be
upgraded. "They've reached their maximum life,"
he said.
"These are important, especially in our
(operations), in Central Mindanao," said Parlade.
The military is upgrading its capabilities by buying
armaments and equipment and upgrading some
assets in the fight against internal security threats.
Apart from the Scorpion tanks, the Army's Light
Armor Division maintains a number of other
vehicles like armored infantry fighting vehicles,
armored personnel carriers, V-150s, and Simbas.
A Scorpion tank, which has a maximum speed of
72 kilometers per hour and weighs 7,875
kilograms, is equipped with a main gun and a
7.62 mm machine gun.
chris

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#2 Apr 13, 2011
..still a loong way to go
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#3 Apr 13, 2011
@chris....am I talking to u? LOL

Since: Aug 10

Manila

#4 Apr 13, 2011
Its better than nothing.

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#5 Apr 13, 2011
hell....the old patch it up and field it....why'nt you people try and build tanks from the ground up in addition to patching up and deploying bandaged armor...what, you waiting for the next round of ready-to-use hand me downs from the US ?
why'nt Filipino capitalists and investors come together and try to pool their resources together and come up with a lobbying group and try and get contracts from the Philippine government to build their tanks and light armor needs and planes and choppers ?
Sure it will take years to stock up an arsenal, but y'all gotta take your first baby steps.....idiots.
Bogz Rono

Philippines

#6 Apr 13, 2011
Allright!!! Now we can attack malaysia!!!
Bogz Rono

Philippines

#7 Apr 13, 2011
halohalo2 wrote:
hell....the old patch it up and field it....why'nt you people try and build tanks from the ground up in addition to patching up and deploying bandaged armor...what, you waiting for the next round of ready-to-use hand me downs from the US ?
why'nt Filipino capitalists and investors come together and try to pool their resources together and come up with a lobbying group and try and get contracts from the Philippine government to build their tanks and light armor needs and planes and choppers ?
Sure it will take years to stock up an arsenal, but y'all gotta take your first baby steps.....idiots.
the government is too cheap to purchase new ones, probably gonna ask for too much discount on the merchandise and bankrupts the manufacturer if they are gonna build tanks from scratch.

“Land of Entrapment”

Since: Sep 10

Find the bastards and pile on.

#8 Apr 13, 2011
Much better than throwing Rocks.
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#9 Apr 13, 2011
The Philippine Navy
announced the intention to
purchase an ex-US Coast
Guard Hamilton Class vessel,
without releasing exact
figures but saying this is the
first of several being planned.
The Philippine Navy expects its
arrival in the second half of
2011.[12][13] The ship to be
acquired will be the USCGC
Hamilton (WHEC-715).[14]
Multi-purpose Attack Crafts
(MPAC)
The Philippine Navy received
three (3) Philippine-designed,
Taiwanese-built[15] Multi-
purpose Attack Crafts
(MPAC), which is similar to the
SwedishCombat Boat 90.
These were presented during
the 111th Navy Anniversary
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#10 Apr 13, 2011
Anti-Submarine Corvettes
It was reported that the
Philippine Navy is in the
market for four (4) anti-
submarine corvettes, each
weighing at around 2,000
tonnes.
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#11 Apr 13, 2011
The boats are around 15
meters in length and are
equipped with water jet
system. It has a maximum
speed of 40 knots (74 km/h)
and could reach around
300 nautical miles (560 km)
while traveling on a transit
speed of 30 knots (56 km/h). It
is made of welded aluminum
and can carry 16 fully-
equipped soldiers and 4 crew
members or a payload of 2
tons. The ships are armed with
one 50-caliber machine gun
and two 7.62mm machine
guns.[17]
At least 9 more units are
reportedly being expected for
delivery in the near future,
with the bidding for the 2nd
lot of 3 units already
done.Expected delivery is 2nd
half of 2011.
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#12 Apr 13, 2011
MANILA, Philippines - The
Navy plans to acquire seven
vessels this year to improve
its operations and upgrade its
capabilities. Navy spokesman
Capt. Giovanni Bacordo told
The STAR that they want to
buy three offshore patrol
vessels, three multipurpose
attack craft and a landing
craft
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#13 Apr 13, 2011
The Armed Forces
Modernization Act, which took
effect on Feb. 23, 1995, has
given the military the
opportunity to modernize in 15
years with a total fund of P331
billion.
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#14 Apr 14, 2011
the P331BILLION or equevalent to $7,880,952,381 billion to modernize.

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#15 Apr 14, 2011
Bogz Rono wrote:
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the government is too cheap to purchase new ones, probably gonna ask for too much discount on the merchandise and bankrupts the manufacturer if they are gonna build tanks from scratch.
you got something there. freakin' Phil gov't will probably come up with red tape here and red tape there, bond here, bond there, bond this and bond that, then "talk to sir" or "talk to mam".

It can get frustrating.

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#16 Apr 14, 2011
Representing PHILIPPINES wrote:
the P331BILLION or equevalent to $7,880,952,381 billion to modernize.
So what's the plan ?

“We dont ned no edukasion!!!!”

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#17 Apr 14, 2011
halohalo2 wrote:
<quoted text>
So what's the plan ?
The plan will be the same as every other plan -buy cheap sh it say you paid more than you did pocket 60% of the money then complain that the supplier ripped you off.Lol

Since: Dec 10

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#18 Apr 14, 2011
Representing PHILIPPINES wrote:
the P331BILLION or equevalent to $7,880,952,381 billion to modernize.
The Philippine government has that moolah to splurge? Who are you kidding?

Its modernization was conceptualized eons ago and nothing has been done so far. Well its not really bad to dream..to dream that all is well in the Philippines, right? Yeah when most people are hungry, no decent homes, no classrooms for its increasing student population, no available jobs. Way to go to increase your external debt!

Use the situational analysis to get the real picture and stop being a braggart full of empty talks.

Besides, you haven't answered my

Since: Dec 10

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#19 Apr 14, 2011
Besides, you haven't answered my previous queries in the other threads***

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#20 Apr 14, 2011
1 ex-kiwi wrote:
<quoted text>
The plan will be the same as every other plan -buy cheap sh it say you paid more than you did pocket 60% of the money then complain that the supplier ripped you off.Lol
Touche!

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