from various countries attended the exhibit. The picture below shows an
Indian Delhi class destroyer (with eight KH35 Uran "Harpoonski" missiles on
either side, 16 in total), an Indian Coastguard vessel (Samar Class) and an
Indian Trinkat-class patrol boat armed with a navalized BMP2 turret.
Thanks to Opus for the corrections and details.
Closest to the camera is a
Singaporean Sea Wolf Class Navy Missile boat.
Singaporean LSTs. Recently retired but still used as block ships by the
Singaporeans whenever a US warship is in town.
machine of the Philippine Navy, the Endurance class LST. If you need
to know what the PN officers aspire for, look no further.
The PN is
quite serious about the Endeavor that the Chief of Naval Staff of the Philippine
Navy, RADM George Uy together with the Philippine Navy’s Naval Modernization
Office went on an official tour of the ship (one of two ships they visited.
RADM Uy touring the bridge.
The Naval Modernization Office.
the Singapore Navy, the Sea Wolf Class. These boats are to be
decommissioned and the manpower transferred to the new frigates as these are commissioned.
basically German designed Lurssen FPM45 class boats. The first two units
were built in Germany and the balance built by Singapore Technologies Ship Yard
in Singapore. They displace 270 tons and are powered by four MTU 16V
diesels (13460 hp) to four shafts for top speed of 38 knots. The lead boat
(Sea Wolf) was built in 1972. The last boat was built in 1976.
The PN has
officially expressed interest in acquiring these units as they are
decommissioned by Singapore minus the armaments. Most likely these will be
transferred with guns only. They will be used as Coastal Patrol and
Interdiction Craft by the PN – same role as the
PKM class acquired
from South Korea.
item worthy of note in the picture below is the strikingly camouflaged ship on
the right side of the picture below. Its an Indonesian Navy Corvette.
Striking paint job!