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CN boats @ Littoral Combat Force
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:02:14 AM »
Administrator's note: Boats that were part of this donation

PB-356
PB-358


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PN: China donates four patrol boats to help AFP in modernization efforts
Published July 29, 2018, 7:41 PM
By Francis Wakefield

https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/07/29/pn-china-donates-four-patrol-boats-to-help-afp-in-modernization-efforts/

The Philippine Navy (PN) Sunday said China has recently donated four patrol boats to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in modernization efforts.

In a statement, Navy spokesman Commodore Jonathan Zata said the four units of patrol boats came with 30 units of Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher (40MM) with corresponding ammunition.

The equipment was sent during the third week of this month.

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http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1043049

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PN trains personnel to use Chinese-donated patrol boats

By Priam Nepomuceno July 30, 2018, 11:49 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) has already assigned personnel to undergo training on the operation and maintenance on the four patrol boats donated by the People's Republic of China.

This was bared by PN spokesperson Cmdr. Jonathan Zata in a message to reporters Sunday.

"The equipment provided are being assessed as to how this can be integrated within the organization and supported in the long-term in terms of logistics," Zata said.

"Likewise we have assigned personnel to train on its operation and maintenance," he added.

The one-week training of the above-mentioned PN personnel on the use of Chinese patrol boats was completed Monday, Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said.

The four patrol boats, along with 30 units of 40mm grenade launchers, were received during the third week of July.

The items are part of a weapons grant from China to the Philippines worth USD14 million made in 2016.

The grant includes fast boats, drones, night vision goggles and communication equipment, among others. (PNA)

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http://globalnation.inquirer.net/168726/photos-ph-navy-gets-offshore-patrol-boats-china

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The Philippine Navy on Monday released photos of the four patrol boats donated by China.

The 12-meter blue boats have an estimated speed of 30 to 32 knots. The Navy also received 30 units of rocket-propelled grenade launchers and ammunition, Navy spokesperson Cdr. Jonathan Zata said.

The Navy is still assessing where the boats will be used, but Zata said these were a welcome addition to their fleet.

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Navy studying how 4 boats from China will fit in its program | Inquirer.net - July 31, 2018
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The Philippine Navy is assessing how to integrate four patrol boats it received from China last week.

Besides the 12-meter patrol boats, China also gave the Philippine Navy 200 grenade launchers and ammunition.

The donation was part of a $14-million military assistance from China.

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Zata said 25 sailors went through weeklong training in operating the patrol boats.

The boats are equipped with machine guns that fire the heavy 7.62-mm ammunition.

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PH Navy deploys 2 Patrol Boats to augment maritime operations in Visayas

https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157356945477956

NAVAL BASE HERACLEO ALANO, Cavite City- Amid the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine, the Philippine Navy (PN) stays committed in performing its mandate of naval defense in the country as it deployed here on April 03, 2020 its two patrol boats to aid in the maritime operations in the Visayan Region.

The Philippine Fleet, through the Littoral Combat Force, sent off Patrol Boat (PB)356 and PB358 of the 5th Patrol Boat Division aboard BRP Bacolod City (LS550) at Captain Moya Boat Landing in Sangley Point, Cavite City to Naval Forces Central Area of Operations.