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BA-488 - Multi-Purpose Assault Craft (MPAC) Mk.3
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:27:14 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/989775

Commissioned 22 May.
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MANILA, May 22 The country's first three multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC), with provisions for missile armament, was formally turned over and commissioned into the Philippine Fleet during short ceremonies at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City Monday.

These MPACs are the Mark III models and are considerably more advance that the six Mark I and IIs currently in the inventory.

Capt. Lued Lincuna, Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson, said the MPACs, which has the hull number BA-488, BA-489, and BA-491, were all commissioned and quickly send-off to Davao City by Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Gaudencio Collado after ceremonies at the Capt. Moya Boat Landing around 8 a.m. Monday.

These boats will be participate in the 119th founding anniversary of the PN which will be held in May 31 at Sasa Wharf, Davao City, he added.

The PN spokesperson said that the MPACs will form the 3rd Boat Attack Division of the Philippine Fleet's Littoral Combat Force.

These MPACs were constructed by Subic Bay-based Propmech Corporation.

They will be armed with the Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd's Spike ER (extended range) in anti-ship mode.

It is capable of penetrating 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and has a maximum range of five miles.

PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado said installations of the missile systems will follow shortly.

"(The MPACs) are only the platforms; installation of the missiles will follow," he said to the PNA.

These three MPACs are worth PHP270 million which was sourced from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act Trust Fund of 2000.

The contract includes mission essential equipment.

Mission essential equipment includes day/night electronic navigation systems, communication suites, safety-of-life-at-sea, propulsion system and seamanship and ship-handling gears. (Priam F. Nepomuceno/PNA)
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Re: BA-488 - Multi-Purpose Assault Craft (MPAC) Mk.3
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 04:32:00 AM »
Screen captures from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkTXTAzI9WA

Absence of a bow door is prominent on this photo.







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Re: BA-488 - Multi-Purpose Assault Craft (MPAC) Mk.3
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 11:09:45 AM »
NOTICE TO MARINERS NUMBER 187-2019

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam2019a/july-2019/3476-notice-to-mariners-number-187-2019

Parent Category: NOTAM    Published: 10 July 2019
Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Cite NOCB-0719-053 dated 07 July 2019.

2. Philippine Navy vessels BRP Bonny Serrano (PC111), 3rd Boat Attack Division (BA488,BA489,BA491), and PB343 will conduct 3rd quarter test firing of naval guns on dates and maritime areas bounded by the following coordinates:



3rd Boat Attack Division (BA488, BA489,BA491)
26 JULY 2019

 

572 yards NE off Carabao Island Ternate, Cavite

PT A Lat 1416.020N

            Long 12037.378E

PT B Lat 1416.445N

            Long 12037.081E

PT C Lat 1416.769N

            Long 12037.545E

PT D Lat 1416.337N

            Long 12037.841E