PH Navy's First 3 Of 8 Shaldag MK V's To Be Delivered Q1 2022

PH Navy's First 3 Of 8 Shaldag MK V's To Be Delivered Q1 2022


Good news for the modernization of the Philippine Navy (PN).

The Israeli-made fast-attack interdictor craft missile (FAIC-M) boats are arriving in the 1st quarter of 2022.

The PN’s capability will be upgraded as it defends the countr’s key sea lines of communications (SLOCs) such as Mindoro, Balabac, Sibutu, and Basilan Straits against conventional threats.

Israel's Shaldag Mark V
(photo credit to owner)

“Confirmed. The first three platforms will be delivered in 2022 already,” PN chief, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) 

While operating in restricted waters, Bacordo said these boats can interdict surface threats and launch non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missiles safely using the surrounding littoral areas as maneuver space and cover.

“The FAIC-M will be deployed initially in the Mindanao AORs (area-of-responsibility) where there is continuous operations against LTGs (local terrorist groups) and CTGs (communist terrorist groups) These platforms are best suited operating in these environments to act as an effective deterrent not only against the terrorist groups but also against other lawless elements operating in the littoral areas,” he added.

Four of the FAIC-Ms will be armed with NLOS missiles with pinpoint accuracy and a range of 25 kilometers while the other four will be armed with machine guns and light automatic cannons.

The PN chief said all documents regarding the FAIC-M acquisition project were signed earlier this year.

“The FAIC Project Contract was signed on 09 February 2021 while the Notice To Proceed was signed by the SND (Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana) on 27 April 2021,” he add

The FAIC-Ms is expected to replace the force of patrol killer medium (PKM) or medium-sized patrol craft.

The Shaldag Mark V is a combat-proven, all-aluminum, light, and fast vessel with high payload capacity, providing exceptional maneuverability and seakeeping.

Delivering a high firepower-to-displacement ratio, it is designed to operate in naval security missions and can efficiently protect exclusive economic zones and littoral waters.





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