On Tuesday, April 11, two additional, brand-new Fast Attack Interdiction Craft (FAIC) platforms for the Philippine Navy were delivered.
These FAICs, which are a component of the nine platforms ordered from Israel Shipyards Ltd., arrived on board the general cargo ship MV Mick from Israel. With the aid of BRP Mamanwa (LC294), they were unloaded, and they then traveled to the naval shipyard in Cavite for a series of evaluations and crew training.
They will shortly join the Acero-class patrol gunboats together with front-runners BRP Nestor Acero PG901 and BRP Lolinato To-ong (PG902). Their christening is scheduled for May.
They strengthen the Navy’s capabilities to protect crucial choke points, important maritime lanes of communication, and coastal regions of the nation.