|GAME CHANGER VS CHINESE WARSHIPS. The other day I wrote at my blog |
that the Philippine government should purchase several High Mobility Artillery
Rocket System ( HIMARS) because the U.S Marines in Clark Air Base told me that
its missiles, guided by Global Positioning Satellites or GPS, could fly 160 kilometers
and could HIT ACCURATELY Chinese warships at the West Philippines Seas.
In today’s evening news at the national TV, Filipino top defense officials mull to buy
the HIMARS but they said the country face financial constraint.
One set of a truck with missiles, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, of HIMARS,
the Marines told me, is 6 million U.S dollars or 282 million Ph pesos. If we buy
10 of these monsters that would be a staggering 2.82 billion pesos for us Filipinos.
Kaya bayad kayo ng exact tax sa BIR dahil dealine na bukas para may pambili
ang government ng HIMARS.
|I was discussing with a U.S Marine crew how the HIMARS operate in case war with the Chinese erupt.|
Mabuti na lang bago ako pumunta sa Clark Air Base nabuksan ko ang ba-ol ng lolo ko at nagdala ako ng maraming English Words, sanamagan!!
The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a U.S. light multiple rocket launcher mounted on a standard Army Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) truck frame. The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS missile on the U.S. Army's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) five-ton truck, and can launch the entire Multiple Launch Rocket System Family of Munitions (MFOM). HIMARS is interchangeable with the MLRS M270A1, carrying half the rocket load. The launcher is C-130 transportable. The chassis is produced by BAE Systems Mobility & Protection Systems (formerly Armor Holdings Aerospace and Defense Group Tactical Vehicle Systems Division), the OEM of the FMTV. The rocket launching system is produced by Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control -WIKIPIDEA
US. MARINE 1: They would be GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) guided.
Is the price of this monster (Himars) $5.1 million apiece?
MARINE 2: Naah, its $6 million apiece now.
ME: Philippine government should buy some these so we can sink those ships of the Chinks.
|This babe at Clark Air Base, a U.S Air Force Captain flies that sanamagan giant AWACS or Boeing E-3|
Sentry a two engines jet , commonly known as an airborne early warning and control
(AEW&C). She speaks fluent Tagalog because the parents came from Pangasinan.
"The first time I learned about those AWACS was when I was in high school reading those old
stacks of Newsweek and Time Magazines of my (retired air force) father about the Israelis
freaking out in the mid 1980s as they would be vulnerable after (U.S President Ronald) Reagan
decided to sell the Saudi king five E-3 Sentry AWACS and eight KE-3 refueling aircraft, with
spare parts,” I told the Aussie, whose English diction amused me since I did not know I
was inside an Australian plane.