Philippine Navy Purchases P217 Billion American Supercarrier (?)


090107-N-4543K-028
Tired of the poor state of naval technology in the Philippines, our Navy recently procured the USS George H. W. Bush for P217 billion. The American-built supercarrier, named after the 41st president of the United States, has a displacement of 97,000 tons, and can sail over 2,000 aircraft literally anywhere in the world.

Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a senior Philippine Navy official revealed that the deal was made possible by the current economic recession. Eager to dispose of the warship, which is costly to maintain, US officials agreed to a 100-year payment plan, as well as the necessary training needed to properly staff the ship.

The official was less excited when our conversation turned to more practical questions, such as “Who will escort our new flagship?” and “Where will we get all the aircraft to fill it up?”. Keeping mostly mum about acquiring aircraft for the carrier, the official did admit that our former flagship, the BRP Rajah Humabon, would serve as primary escort.

And the name? Our source revealed that top Navy brass is still discussing that, but it seems a leading candidate is the BRP Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Under discussion is also who will be the captain for the supercarrier’s first stint under the Philippine flag.-Technograph (APRIL 2009)
Source Link: http://technogra.ph/2009/04/01/philippine-navy-purchases-p217-billion-american-supercarrier/

11 comments:

Vicente said...

is this true? if it is, i am happy for the Philippine Navy, but BRP Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy????????????????????????

Anonymous said...

LOL. 2000 aircrafts? how can you fit 2000 aircrafts on that ship? even the US can only bring not more than 200 aircrafts inside that ship. really a LOL. If this is true, its a waste of money. Why? PAF don't even have the fighter planes to intercept an enemy aircraft and now they are acquiring a carrier? Really a LOL news.

Anonymous said...

This News is just a Hoax an Urban Legend...

The Philippines cannot maintain that type of Carrier Vessel

Anonymous said...

Even the naming for the ship Seems Fake
According to the guidelines of naming Philippine Navy Ships

Carrier Vessels should be named after the geographical subdivisions of the Philippines which is Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and Kalayaan

Filipino Power said...

If you have an aircraft, you would need at least 4 frigates, 2 destroyers, 2 submarines, 4 supply ships and other auxiliary ships..

Mike Cha said...

Philippines Airlines can barely keep their 747 flying at $200 million a piece. Wishful thinking?

raymond mintac said...

...everyone can dream on anything...feel free to dream...reality makes a difference...we could really have our own if we use our heads n hands...not dreams n words..

John Arcie Caraveo said...

Bullshit 2000 Aircrafts? Nimitz Class ACC can only carry 90-100 Aircrafts this News isn't true Fuck this shit

Wayne Kennedy said...

Dumb. We would never sell our confidential nuclear technology to anyone. Sorry.

betong silawan said...

i guess it's not 2000 but 200 aircrafts. exagerated or mistyped. we don't need it it's a waste of money. purchasing should not be based on our pride but on the immediate needs for our military

Herman Tabanda said...

Please we don't need a news like this... whoever is behind this stop yanking our chain... hirap na na nga tayo sa situation natin sa China may ganitong news pa na lalabas... please do not play with our intellect and emotions... having an aircraft carrier like this is a drain in our economy... hindi nga natin ma -maintain ng maayos ang mga aging- fleet natin , aircraft carrier... please stop this exaggeration... this is a blatant lie ... whoever is this blogger... please, we appeal to your humanity... don't spread this lie... maawa ka sa Bansang Pilipinas... pinapahirapan mo lang ang taong bayan... hindi ka o kayo nakakatulong...