BRP Nestor Acero (PG901) and BRP Lolinato To-ong (PG902)
Philippine Navy formally commissions into service and subsequently deploys to its designated areas of operations two Fast Attack Interdiction Crafts, BRP Nestor Acero (PG901) and BRP Lolinato To-ong (PG902).
The brand-new Acero-class Patrol Gunboats are the Shaldag Mark Five fast patrol crafts ordered from Israel Shipyards. They measure more than 32 meters long and have a maximum speed of above 40 knots.
All platforms will be armed with one Typhoon Machine Gun System mounted with a 30-millimeter cannon and two Mini-Typhoon Machine Gun Systems as secondary guns, while four of the nine platforms will be fitted with the Spike Non-Line-Of-Sight Missile System.
Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin served as the Guest of Honor and Speaker of the event.
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