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Philippines receives its first two Shaldag craft from Israel

7th September 2022 - 05:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Philippine Navy has received its first two Shaldag MK V fast attack boats from Israel. (PNA)

The first two of nine Shaldag fast attack craft have reached Philippine shores.

The first pair of Shaldag MK V fast attack craft for the Philippine Navy (PN) has arrived in Manila aboard a cargo ship that departed from Haifa, Israel, in late August.

The 95t vessels are named BRP Nestor Acero (PG-901) and BRP Lolinato To-ong (PG-902). They were formally christened at the navy’s headquarters in Manila on 6 September, and will undergo a technical inspection and acceptance process.

These two 32.7m-long vessels had been launched on 26 June.

Manila has nine of these fast attack interdiction craft (FAIC-M) on order from Israel Shipyards, though four will be assembled in the Philippines

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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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