PH Navy to get First Missile System from Israel by Christmas

PH Navy to get First Missile System from Israel by Christmas

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The Philippine Navy announced on Monday that it would mount its first missile system on three of its brand new multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) by Christmas time.

Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado, the Philippine Navy chief, said that there would be a pre-delivery inspection of the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.’s Spike ER (extended range) missile systems from Israel on the Philippine Navy’s MPACs.

“A pre-delivery inspection is already scheduled. Then a [Philippine] Air Force plane will go to Israel to transport the missiles to the Philippines. All expenses paid by the proponent,” Mercado told reporters in a text message.

The missile system is capable of penetrating 1,000 millimeters or 39 inches of rolled homogeneous armor and has a maximum range of five miles. Its missile weapons are on anti-ship mode, which means it can engage surface level targets.

(c) Flying Ketchup / #BetterPhilippines

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