Philippine Navy to receive three more missile boats in August

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Two of the first three MPAC Mark III boats delivered to the Philippine Navy

The Philippine Navy will take delivery of three additional Mark III Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) this coming August, a senior official has confirmed.

The three 16-metre vessels are currently under construction at Propmech Corporation’s facilities in Subic Bay just outside Manila. These will be the fourth through sixth units of the MPAC Mark III variant.

Like the first three Mark III craft delivered to the navy in 2017, the new MPACs will have provisions for Israeli-built Spike-ER anti-ship missiles.

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