Author Topic: BRP Nestor Acero (PG-901) - Acero class Fast Attack Interdiction Craft [FAIC]  (Read 1214 times)

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Navy commissions 2 new missile-capable gunboats into service
Ralph Edwin Villanueva - The Philippine Star
November 29, 2022 | 12:00am

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/11/29/2227202/navy-commissions-2-new-missile-capable-gunboats-service

MANILA, Philippines Two new missile-capable gunboats of the Philippine Navy were formally commissioned into service yesterday.

Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin led the commissioning rites of the BRP Nestor Acero and BRP Lolinato To-ong at the Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila.

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The two ships are fast attack interdiction craft-missiles (FAIC-Ms) vessels, delivered by Israel Shipyards Ltd. last September.

They were named in honor of two Armed Forces of the Philippines Medal of Valor awardees and are part of the FAIC acquisition project under the revised AFP modernization program-horizon 2.

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NFWM WELCOMES PN'S NEWLY COMMISSIONED BRP NESTOR ACERO (PG901)

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Bagong Calarian, Zamboanga City - Naval Forces Western Mindanao welcomed the Philippine Navy's newly-commissioned BRP Nestor Acero (PG901) being deployed in the Western Mindanao Command Area of Responsibility.

Captain Dwight Steven M Dulnoan PN(GSC) the Acting Commander NFWM rendered an Arrival Ceremony for PG901 and its crew at Ensign Majini Pier, Naval Station Romulo Espaldon on December 08, 2022.

PG901, one of the two Acero-Class Patrol Gunboats of the Philippine Navy, the recent addition to its fleet of modern fast vessels, are brand new missile-capable Shaldag Mk. V Fast Attack Interdiction Craft Missile (FAIC-M).

These 32-meter, high-speed vessels are equipped with quick intercept ability, remote stabilized weapons, and short-range missiles that are capable to deliver precision strikes against larger hostiles and high-value targets on land or sea.

The first two vessels of the Acero-class Patrol Gunboat are named after both Philippine Marine Corps heroes and Medal for Valor recipients, the late Private First Class Nestor F. Acero, and the late First Lieutenant Lolinato G. To-ong.
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