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Philippine Navy obtains its first ever missiles

25th April 2018 - 10:55 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


This week the Philippine Navy (PN) received a shipment of Spike-ER missiles, Typhoon MLS-ER launchers and Mini Typhoon 12.7mm RWSs from Rafael in Israel, destined for installation aboard three Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC).

Notable is the fact that these are the first ever missiles to enter the PN’s inventory, marking the navy’s late entry into the missile age. They were purchased via a government-to-government sale.

The Typhoon MLS-ER contains four ready-to-launch Spike missiles, with spares stored on the vessel. The fire-and-forget Spike-ER has a listed range of 400m-8km and can penetrate 1m of rolled homogeneous steel.

The PN had earlier

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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