Pres. Duterte to Acquire Fourth Batch of Multi-Purpose Attack Crafts (MPACS) for the Philippine Navy

The Philippine government under the leadership of Pres. Rody Duterte confirmed to the media that his administration is acquiring a fourth batch of Multi-Purpose Attack Crafts (MPACS) for the Philippine Navy.



The MPACS according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines will be the 10th, 11th and 12th for the Philippines.

According to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) they already approved the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) for the said acquisition with an amount of PHP270,160,000.00.

Facebook Page MaxDefense Philippines revealed that Propmech Corporation and Lung Teh Shipbuilding would be at the forefront once again, considering that the company supplied the last three batches of earlier MPACS.



It is also expected that this batch of MPACS will be armed with missiles, most probably by one of the world's leading arms supplier, Israel's Rafael with their Rafael's Spike-ER
 similar to hose to be armed on MPAC Mk.3, and would be funded and acquired separately from the MPACS itself.

During the previous years the 7th, 8th, 9th MPACS which are Mark IIIs were built by the joint venture of Filipino shipbuilder Propmech Corporation and Taiwanese builder Lung Teh Shipbuilding company in Propmech's facilities in Subic Bay, Zambales.


Last May 2017, these MPACS -- BA-488, BA-489, and BA-490 -- were activated in the Philippine Navy.

MaxDefense also revealed that MPAC Mark IIIs will be armed with the Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense System Ltd's Spike ER (Extended Range) in anti-ship mode capable of penetrating 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and has a maximum range of five miles.

Watch the Preparation for MPACS with Advanced Missiles System:



Source: MaxDefense Philippines

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