Inventory is Growing 24 September, 2019

The Philippine Navy (PN) will launch new platforms. PN is scheduled to commission three new Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Mk.3 fast boats and four KAAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles.

The MPAC Mk.3 was made by the joint venture of Taiwan’s Lung the Shipbuilding, and Filipino marine company Propmech Corporation, and will be the 4th batch acquired by the PN from the joint venture. It would be armed with the Rafael Spike-ER missiles fired from the Rafael Typhoon MLS-ER missile launchers, as well as a 12.7mm heavy machine guns mounted on the Rafael Mini Typhoon remote weapon stations, and two manually-operated 7.62mm GP machine guns.

The KAAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) are the last batch delivered by Republic of Korea’s Hanwha Defence under a Php2.4 billion contract to supply eight (8) AAVs. The first batch of vehicles was delivered in May 2019 and commissioned by June 2019, while this second batch arrived in August 2019. The vehicles will be assigned with the Philippine Marine Corps’ Armour Assault Battalion.

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