Philippines

Fast missile boats seen to complement PH Navy’s attack craft

By Priam Nepomuceno   (Photo courtesy of Israel Shipyards website) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Navy (PN) said the acquisition of eight units of fast attack interdiction craft-missile (FAIC-M) will complement its 12 multipurpose attack craft (MPAC) previously acquired to secure the country’s coastal waters and maritime territories. “This acquisition aims to strengthen the country’s … Continue reading

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PH Navy to ink submarine rescue deal with strategic partners

By Priam Nepomuceno   Philippine Navy chief, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo (Photo courtesy of Naval Public Affairs Office) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday said agreements with the country’s strategic partners regarding rescue and assistance will be crafted once construction of the country’s first-ever submarines is underway.  “It is planned that as soon … Continue reading

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PH, Aussie navies hold maritime security exercise in Tawi-Tawi

PH, Aussie navies hold maritime security exercise in Tawi-Tawi By Teofilo Garcia, Jr ZAMBOANGA CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) command and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) are holding a joint exercise off the coast of Tawi-Tawi, an official said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Rene Medina, NFWM commander, said … Continue reading