Philippines Order Eight Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M)

The acquisition of eight units of Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) is among the 2019 President-approved projects under the Horizon 2 List of the Revised AFP Modernization Program. Duly awarded to Israel Shipyards Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel under a Government-to-Government procurement scheme, the project is divided into two lots. Lot 1 covers the delivery of nine…

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Israel Shipyards to Build Eight FAIC-M for Philippine Navy

May 14, 2021 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s capability to defend the country’s key sea lines of communications (SLOCs) such as Mindoro, Balabac, Sibutu, and Basilan Straits against conventional threats will get a boost with the forthcoming arrival of fast-attack interdictor craft missile (FAIC-M) boats it has acquired. Navy chief, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo made this remark as he…

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Philippines Announce Plans for Six OPVs

May 10, 2021 – The acquisition of six offshore patrol vessels (OPV) for the Philippine Navy (PN) has been included in the Horizon 2 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. “Regarding (the) OPV project, while it has been already approved, the next issue is where to find the money. As far as the senior leaders at…

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