FAST-ATTACK BOATS FOR PH NAVY ARRIVING IN 3Q 2022

FAST-ATTACK BOATS FOR PH NAVY ARRIVING IN 3Q 2022

A sample of the fast-attack interdiction crafts (left)

By Glen S. Ramos

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Saturday (02 July 2022) announced that the first two (2) units of fast-attack interdiction crafts (FAICs) will be delivered in the third quarter of the current year.
A top navy official who requested anonymity said the two new vessels will be the first pair of small but agile, offensive, and missile-equipped fast-attack interdiction craft of the PN.

These were constructed and launched at the port of Israel Shipyards Limited in Haifa, Israel last June 26, 2022.
The FAIC Acquisition Project was approved by former President Duterte in 2019 under the second horizon of the revised modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The contract, reportedly worth P10 billion, was signed in 2021. (ai/mtvn)

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