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Philippines eyes Israeli-built interceptors for a more potent navy

4th July 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Philippine government recently confirmed that it will proceed with an acquisition of eight boats under its Fast Attack Interdiction Craft - Missile (FAIC-M) programme before the end of 2020. The type chosen is the Shaldag Mk V from Israel Shipyards.

Lt Cdr Maria Christina Roxas, public affairs chief of the Philippine Navy (PN), told the state-run Philippine News Agency that this acquisition project had been approved for inclusion in the Horizon 2 projects list with an approved contract budget of PHP10 billion ($205 million).

Indeed, Manila has approved initial funding of around PHP1 billion as part of its multi-year

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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