US has approved the proposed sale of $25 million worth AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars to Philippines.
The sale also includes installation, training, testing, and support services, The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday.
The deal would bolster the country's maritime awareness capabilities, allowing the Philippines to monitor their territories and Exclusive Economic Zones more accurately.
The sale also aims to improve interoperability with the US Navy, allowing the two armed forces to collaborate on missions more effectively.
VSE and Saab are listed as the principal contractors.
The AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars allow maritime operators to monitor airborne activity, and are designed to be installed on Hamilton-class cutters owned by the Philippine Navy.
The Philippines has chosen to stop allowing the US, its defense ally, from staging patrols in its territory for South China Sea missions, in order to smooth out territorial disputes with China. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Philippines will not allow its territory to be used as a staging ground for US patrols, AP reports
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Saab has upgraded its Sea Giraffe naval radar by introducing a Hypersonic Detection Mode (HDM), a capability for detecting and tracking targets travelling at hypersonic speeds. Due to the radar horizon, naval vessels face limited time to act against low flying missiles travelling at great speed
Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the US and the Philippines. The Sea Giraffe AMB (designated as AN/SPS-77 by the USN) will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), both former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters
The US State Department has approved sale of $66 million worth of XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative Round to the Government of Singapore. The deal announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Tuesday involves 2,000 APMI rounds, which are defense weapons, and would be used by the Government of Singapore to increase its security and modernize its armed forces to deal with current and future threats
Third Japanese made multirole response vessel (MRRV) has been commissioned by the Philippines Coast Guard. The MRRV built by Japan Maritime United Corporation (JMUC) was commissioned into service by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Atty
The Philippines has submitted to China the list of defense equipment it hopes Beijing can supply through a $14-million grant. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed another additional procurement demand for $500 million worth of weapons from China, including precision-guided munitions, boats and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle), reported Rappler Tuesday
The Philippines has decided to shelve planned upgrades to facilities on Spartly islands it controls, such as repairing an eroded runway, to avoid incurring Chinas wrath. The Philippine foreign ministry sent a note verbale to the Chinese embassy last month after confirming a report from the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies about Chinas arms buildup in the Spratlys, Reuters reported Tuesday
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