3 more missile-armed MPACs to arrive this August - PH Navy

3 more missile-armed MPACs to arrive this August - PH Navy

This year could easily be the banner year of the Philippine Navy.

There is another expected delivery of multi-purpose attack craft (MPACs) armed with the Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile system this coming August.

"The three MPACs being constructed are still with the builder and will still undergo the systems integration phase in one of the facilities in Subic. Based from the approved contract, the delivery date is on August 2019,"according to Navy spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata.

Missile armed MPACs of the Philippine Navy (photo credit to owner)

After delivery, the Department of National Defense (DND) Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee will still subject the vessels to series of tests and evaluation before finally being accepted.
"The PN TWG (Technical Working Group) is working closely with the DND to ensure the completion of the project," Zata said.
With the incoming water assets the country will now have atleast six  MPACs armed with Israeli-made Spike-ER surface-to-surface missile systems.

"The new batch of MPACs will likewise be armed with Spike-ER (missiles)," he added. Earlier, PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said the Navy is expected to activate three more Spike-ER armed MPACs this year.
"We have another three building, and they are expected to be delivered this year. They will also be armed with the Spike-ER missiles," he said.

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  1. Brilliant. Its time we have these kind of attack assault boat to patrol our sea. Iyan. Ang Duterte administration. Basta walang korapsyon tuloy ang progreso.