To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

Is the Philippine Navy’s modernisation rudderless?

27th February 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by The Geobukseon in Indo-Pacific

RSS

Amidst the controversy surrounding Manila’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement with the US, the Philippine Navy (PN) finds itself in a peculiar position as the service has lately seen a renaissance of sorts.

It acquired its first missile capability following a maiden test launch of Spike ER missiles aboard a Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) in August 2018. In May and November 2019, the PN launched its two South Korean-built guided-missile frigates – the country’s first modern principal surface combatants.

Besides its first missiles, the PN is also reinstating an ASW capability that has long been defunct. In August 2019,

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
The Geobukseon

Author

The Geobukseon


Cracking open the hard shell of defence and security policy within the Asia Pacific , The Geobukseon …

Read full bio

Share to

Linkedin