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https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1078998

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New assets boost Navy capability to defend PH waters
August 30, 2019, 9:09 am

Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad made this statement when asked to comment on reports that the Philippines' capability to stop foreign ship intrusions is weak.

To address this, the Navy is acquiring eight fast-attack craft-interdictor-missiles (FAIC-Ms), which is capable of speeds of up to 40 knots; six offshore patrol vessels, two brand-new corvettes and two more "Pohang"-class corvettes from South Korea.

Empedrad said President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved this acquisition, which aims to boost the PN numbers and its capabilities to protect the country's waters.

"(Once these ships arrived), I think we are credible enough to secure all our territorial waters even if it is in Mindanao, Northern Luzon or Visayas Region. Our waters are vast and we need to modernize the Philippine Navy," the PN chief said in a mixture of English and Filipino in a press briefing Wednesday.

At present, the Navy is enhancing its littoral monitoring stations to detect the approach of possible intruders, and deploy or vector naval assets to accost or intercept these vessels, Empedrad added.

In order to fully defend the country's territorial waters, the PN chief said they will be utilizing the "Active Archipelagic Defense Strategy" (AADS), which will require the use of varied weapon systems and platforms like submarines, frigates, and coastal missile defense systems.

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Re: PN Fast-Attack Craft-Interdictor-Missiles (FAIC-Ms) Acquisition Project
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 05:10:05 AM »
See also:
* Shaldag class fast patrol boat/craft
* IMDEX 2019: PCG in talks with Israel Shipyards for Shaldag Mk.II

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https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1091037?fbclid=IwAR22Jni0yGlO43ZBj57XWRw2JgwY7I3JXQ8hArFlnJOWKirF2mcrDEyXJ80

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PH Navy eyes to acquire Israeli-made patrol boats
January 16, 2020, 3:52 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) eyes to acquire eight Israeli Shipyard Ltd Shaldag-class patrol boats to replace the "PKMs" it is using for maritime interdiction operations.

PKM is short for "patrol killer medium" a term used to describe medium-sized naval craft tasked for patrol missions.

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He added that four of the "Shaldag" patrol boats will be built in Israel while the remaining four will be constructed in the PN Cavite Naval Yard in Sangley Point, Cavite City.

The PN chief said they are waiting for the Department of Budget and Management to release the so-called "Multi-Year Obligational Authority" so that they can sign the contract for the ships.

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The "Shaldag" is under the PN's Fast Attack Interdictor Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) project.

Under this program, four of the ships will be armed with non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missiles with pinpoint accuracy and a range of 25 kilometers.

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Re: PN Fast-Attack Craft-Interdictor-Missiles (FAIC-Ms) Acquisition Project
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 05:26:32 AM »
From Navy Recognition - 18 January 2020 09:20

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The PKM is a Chamsuri-class patrol vessel that entered in service with the Republic of Korea Navy in the 1970s and has since seen service with three other navies, of which the Philippine Navy is currently the largest import user. At least eight PKMs were transferred to the Philippines. The first five, PKM 225, 226, 229, 231, and 235, were transferred in 1995. Four were commissioned the following year, with one (ex-PKM 235) cannibalized for spare parts. Another unit was transferred in 1998. An additional two ships, PKM 223 and PKM 232, were acquired in 2006.

The PKM patrol vessel is armed with one Bofors 40 mm gun, 2 × Sea Vulcan 20mm Gatling guns and 2 × 12.7mm machine guns. It has a crew of 30 people, including a commanding officer, four officers and 20 sailors.

The Shaldag-class patrol boat is a small but fast class of patrol boats developed for the Israeli Navy and launched in 1989, it has since seen service with several other navies.

The Shaldag-Class fast patrol boats can be armed with a 23mm-25mm TYPHOON automatic gun, two 12.7mm or 7.62mm MINI-TYPHOON heavy machine guns, and other manually operated guns of similar configuration. It can also carry up to eight short-range anti-ship missiles to engage targets at sea or on the coastline.

The Shaldag-Class is powered by two independently operated MTU diesel engines of 16V2000 or 12V4000 type. The engines propel two MJP 550DD or 650DD water jets. It has a maximum speed of 45kt.


PKM patrol vessel of the Philippine Navy. (Picture source Wikimedia)
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Shaldag-class patrol boat (Picture source Israel Shipyards)


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Missile boats project to push thru amid Covid-19: Navy
By Priam Nepomuceno  June 29, 2020, 1:50 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1107323

MANILA – The Philippine Navy on Monday said its fast-attack interdictor craft-missile (FAIC-M) project, which seeks to acquire eight ships to replace its medium-sized patrol craft, or the force of patrol killer medium (PKM), will push through amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

Navy public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, said the project was approved for inclusion in the Horizon 2 project list of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program and has a budget of PHP10 billion.

"FAIC-M is an acquisition project of the PN that was approved for inclusion in the Horizon 2 Projects List of Revised AFP Modernization Program with ABC (approved budget for contract) of PHP10 billion and for Multi-Year Contracting," Roxas said in a message to the Philippine News Agency.

Four of the FAIC-Ms will be armed with non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missiles with pinpoint accuracy with a range of 25 kilometers while the other four will be armed with machine guns and light automatic cannons.

"The MYOA (Multi-Year Obligational Authority) requested is for four years with payment spread by 10 percent, 20 percent, 30 percent, and 40 percent each year starting 2020 and end(ing) 2023. Hence, the 10 percent (PHP1 billion) is already programmed by the DND (Department of National Defense) in the Financial Schedule for FY (Fiscal Year) 2020," Roxas said.

She added that procurement activities will start immediately after the MYOA is approved by the Department of Budget and Management.

Earlier, PN flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo confirmed that the FAIC-M project is already included in the 2020 budget.

He added that the procurement process would have been on schedule without the Covid-19 pandemic.

Former Navy spokesperson, Capt. Jonathan Zata, said that with the FAIC-M, the PN shall have the capability to defend the key sea lines of communications (SLOCs), such as Mindoro, Balabac, Sibutu and Basilan Straits against conventional threats.

"Operating in restricted waters, the FAIC-Ms can interdict surface threats and launch NLOS missiles safely using the surrounding littoral areas as maneuver space and cover," he added.

Earlier, former PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said the Navy is eyeing to acquire eight Israeli Shipyard Ltd "Shaldag"-class patrol boats to replace the PKMs it is using for maritime interdiction operations.

"These eight 'Shaldags' will replace our PKMs (acquired from South Korea in 1995) which we are now starting to retire. The last PKM we retired was PKM 112 (BRP Bienvenido Salting)," Empedrad said in Filipino.

He added that four of the "Shaldag" patrol boats will be built in Israel while the remaining four will be constructed in the PN Cavite Naval Yard in Sangley Point, Cavite City. (PNA)

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Re: PN Fast-Attack Craft-Interdictor-Missiles (FAIC-Ms) Acquisition Project
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2020, 09:35:36 PM »
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1125433
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"Another milestone was achieved just recently which includes the successful negotiations for the Lot 1 (Platforms) & Lot 2 (Combat Systems and Missiles) of the Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) Acquisition Project. This resulted in the provisions for an additional one unit with one set of remote combat weapon systems (on top of the programmed eight units FAIC-M) for the PN and an upgrade of the Naval Ship Yard -- without additional cost to the government. Hence, the PN expects to obtain a total of nine missile-equipped FAICs in the coming years," Bacordo said.

The FAIC-Ms, Bacordo said, are expected to replace the force of patrol killer medium (PKM) or medium-sized patrol craft, with deliveries expected to start in 2022.

The project, approved for inclusion in the Horizon 2 project list of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program, has a budget of PHP10 billion and is for multi-year contracting.

Four of the FAIC-Ms will be armed with non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missiles with pinpoint accuracy and a range of 25 kilometers while the other four will be armed with machine guns and light automatic cannons.

With the FAIC-Ms, the PN shall have the capability to defend the key sea lines of communications (SLOCs), such as Mindoro, Balabac, Sibutu, and Basilan Straits against conventional threats.

While operating in restricted waters, the FAIC-Ms can interdict surface threats and launch NLOS missiles safely using the surrounding littoral areas as maneuver space and cover.

SARO-BMB-D-20-0022334 for the first 10% released, so this project is moving ahead.

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Re: PN Fast-Attack Craft-Interdictor-Missiles (FAIC-Ms) Acquisition Project
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2021, 09:43:46 AM »

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1129163

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NTP for fast attack missile boats out mid-February

By Priam Nepomuceno  February 1, 2021, 3:28 pm

MANILA – The Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the Philippine Navy (PN)'s Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) is expected to be out by mid-February.

This was confirmed by PN public affairs office chief, Commander Benjo Negranza, when asked by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on updates for the project Monday.

"The contract for the project is being finalized for subsequent signing and issuance of NTP estimated to be on mid-February this year," he said.

The FAIC-M project (also known as the Shaldag Mark 5) was already issued a Notice of Award (NOA) by the Department of National Defense (DND) last January 4.

The NOA was signed by DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana as head of the procuring entity.

The project, which consists of two lots, is worth around PHP10 billion.

Lot 1 consists of acquisition of the naval platforms and upgrade of the Cavite Naval Shipyard while Lot 2 is focused on the acquisition of the weapons system of these FAIC-Ms which include remotely-controlled gun and missile systems.

"Another milestone was achieved just recently which includes the successful negotiations for the Lot 1 (Platforms) & Lot 2 (Combat Systems and Missiles) of the Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) Acquisition Project. This resulted in the provisions for an additional one unit with one set of remote combat weapon systems (on top of the programmed 8 units FAIC-M) for the PN and an upgrade of the Naval Ship Yard - without additional cost to the government. Hence, the PN expects to obtain a total of nine missile-equipped FAICs in the coming years," PN chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo earlier said.

The FAIC-Ms, the Navy chief was referring to, is expected to replace the force of patrol killer medium (PKM) or medium-sized patrol craft, with deliveries expected to start in 2022.

Four of the FAIC-Ms will be armed with non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missiles with pinpoint accuracy and a range of 25 kilometers while the other four will be armed with machine guns and light automatic cannons.

With the FAIC-Ms, the PN shall have the capability to defend the key sea lines of communications (SLOCs), such as Mindoro, Balabac, Sibutu, and Basilan Straits against conventional threats.

While operating in restricted waters, the FAIC-Ms can interdict surface threats and launch NLOS missiles safely using the surrounding littoral areas as maneuver space and cover. (PNA)


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/israel-shipyards-to-supply-shaldag-mk-v-fast-patrol-boats-to-philippine-navy

12 MAY 2021

Israel Shipyards to supply Shaldag Mk V fast patrol boats to Philippine Navy
by Gabriel Dominguez

Israel Shipyards announced on 12 May that it has won a tender to supply Shaldag Mk V fast patrol boats to the navy of an East Asian country, which Janes understands to be the Philippines.

The company said in a statement that the agreement ‒ which was signed between Israel Shipyards, the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and the customer ‒ includes a knowledge transfer and training regarding the construction and maintenance of the 32.65 m-long vessels, as well an upgrade of the customer’s shipyard for this purpose.

No further details were provided about the deal, including the identity of the customer, but Janes understands that it is meant to meet a Philippine Navy (PN) requirement for missile-capable fast attack interdiction craft (FAIC-M) to further improve the service’s Littoral Combat Force and help protect the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone.

The announcement comes after the Philippine Department of National Defence (DND) issued a notice of award (NOA) to Israel Shipyards earlier this year for eight FAIC-M craft. The DND put the award’s contract value at USD127.9 million, including upgrade works to PN facilities, as Janes reported

Janes understands that Manila has been considering the Shaldag Mk V as a replacement for its Tomas Batilo (Sea Dolphin)-class fast attack craft, the last two of which were decommissioned on 1 March. The Tomas Batilo-class boats had been transferred from South Korea in the mid-1990s.


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/philippine-navy-to-receive-first-three-shaldag-mk-v-patrol-boats-in-q1-2022

17 MAY 2021

Philippine Navy to receive first three Shaldag Mk V patrol boats in Q1 2022
by Gabriel Dominguez

The Philippine Navy (PN) is expecting to receive the first three of eight Shaldag Mk V fast patrol boats ordered from Israel Shipyards in the first quarter of 2022, the state-owned Philippine News Agency (PNA) quoted PN Chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo as saying on 14 May.

The boats, which are meant to meet a PN requirement for missile-capable fast attack interdiction craft (FAIC-M), will be initially deployed in the ‘Mindanao area of responsibility’ where there are “continuous operations against LTGs [local terrorist groups] and CTGs [communist terrorist groups]”, said the vice admiral.

The 32.65 m-long vessels are “best suited operating in these environments to act as an effective deterrent not only against the terrorist groups but also against other lawless elements operating in the littoral areas”, he added.

The statement came only two days after Israel Shipyards announced it had won a tender to supply Shaldag Mk Vs to the navy of an East Asian country. The company noted in a press release that the agreement includes a knowledge transfer and training regarding the construction and maintenance of the boats, as well an upgrade of the customer’s shipyard for this purpose.

Vice Adm Bacordo said that the project, which consists of two lots, is worth about PHP10 billion (USD209.4 million). Lot 1 is for acquisition of the naval platforms and the upgrade of Cavite Naval Shipyard, while Lot 2 is for the procurement of the onboard weapon systems, which includes remotely-controlled gun and missile systems, reported the PNA.

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Re: PN Fast-Attack Craft-Interdictor-Missiles (FAIC-Ms) Acquisition Project
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2021, 02:19:06 PM »
Rafael wins $80m Asia combat naval systems deal
1 Sep, 2021 13:06
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Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been awarded an $80 million contract by a country in South Asia to deliver a naval combat systems solution. As part of the contract, Rafael will tailor the naval combat system solution to the Shaldag MK V fast patrol vessels being manufactured for the South Asian country by Israel Shipyards Ltd. (TASE: ISHI). The contract will be carried out over the next three years.

Rafael's advanced naval fighter systems include a combat management system (CMS) for its remotely operated weapons systems, typhoon and mini-typhoon multi-purpose electro-optic naval missiles, a Sea-Com internal communications system and BNET Tactical Data Link, together with other assemblies and including full maintenance and support.

Rafael VP head of naval warfare systems Ran Tavor said, "Our naval systems combine the most advanced and technology with proven capabilities in a major number of areas, alongside the experience that has accrued from implementing large naval projects for customers in Israel and around the world. The naval systems include innovative and breakthrough technologies, among other things, advanced missile systems with electro-optic homing, computer vision, artificial intelligence and algorithms for making decisions that allow the selection of a wide range of deployment options. We have the ability to offer different customers flexibility and full adaptation to their operational needs and existing and future threats."

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Re: PN Fast-Attack Craft-Interdictor-Missiles (FAIC-Ms) Acquisition Project
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2021, 08:07:49 PM »
Fast missile boats seen to complement PH Navy’s attack craft
By Priam Nepomuceno September 5, 2021, 11:17 am

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MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) said the acquisition of eight units of fast attack interdiction craft-missile (FAIC-M) will complement its 12 multipurpose attack craft (MPAC) previously acquired to secure the country’s coastal waters and maritime territories.

"This acquisition aims to strengthen the country's naval capability in terms of enhancing littoral defense and maritime interdiction operations as it will complement the previously acquired 12 MPAC of the PN," Navy spokesperson Commander Benjo Negranza said in a message to the Philippine News Agency Saturday night.

Three of the MPACs are armed with the Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile system while three more are scheduled to be installed with the same weapon system.

Negranza said the acquisition of eight units of FAIC-M is among the 2019 projects approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte under the Horizon 2 List of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.

"The first two units of the FAIC-M (are) estimated to arrive in-country around the last quarter of 2022," he said.

He also said the FAIC-M project was awarded to Israel Shipyards Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel under a government-to-government procurement scheme and is divided into two lots.

"Lot 1 covers the delivery of nine platforms, four of which will be missile-capable, and the upgrading of the Naval Shipyard (NSY) for the establishment of a local production line as part of the Transfer of Technology (ToT). On the other hand, Lot 2 includes the integration of weapons and combat systems," Negranza said.

Former PN chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo earlier said the FAIC-M Project Contract was signed on Feb. 9, 2021 while the Notice to Proceed was signed last April 27.

The FAIC-M project, which is worth around PHP10 billion, had its Notice of Award issued on Jan. 5, 2021.

Reports said the Israeli shipbuilder will be supplying its Shaldag Mark V for the Navy's FAIC-M project.

Bacordo said successful negotiations with the Israeli shipbuilder resulted in the addition of one Shaldag Mark V unit to the eight boats initially ordered without any extra cost to the Philippine government.

The FAIC-Ms is expected to replace the force of patrol killer medium (PKM) or medium-sized patrol craft.

Once deliveries of the FAIC-Ms are completed, these vessels can interdict surface threats and launch non-line-of-sight missiles safely using the surrounding littoral areas as maneuver space and cover. (PNA)