Navy to get additional missile-armed frigates

MANILA — Aside from the two missile-armed frigates now undergoing construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, the Philippine Navy (PN) will be getting additional ships of the same class,…

More missiles eyed for PH Navy

MANILA — Aside from the newly-delivered Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike-ER missiles, Philippine Navy (PN) ships will be soon armed with torpedoes and with bigger and longer range surface-to-surface missiles. This…

Navy gets first missile system for patrol boats

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) has received its first-ever missile system from Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong confirmed Wednesday. Andolong said the Spike-ER surface-to-surface…

Submarines needed to make PH Navy more respectable: Empedrad

  MANILA — While pushing for the completion of the country’s first two missile-capable frigates, Philippine Navy flag officer-in-command, Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad said the country also needs to acquire submarines…

Truth will come out in Senate frigate hearing: PN chief

MANILA — Nothing but the truth will come out in the Senate’s hearing on the Frigate Acquisition Program (FAP) Monday. This was disclosed by Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command Rear Admiral Robert…

Nolcom awaits orders on ‘restriction’ of foreign vessels in PH Rise

  MANILA — While it has yet to receive orders regarding President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to drive away any foreign vessels or ships conducting research or any other activities in the…

PN now readying ships for ‘Urduja’ relief efforts

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) is now readying its strategic sealift vessels and landing craft heavies (LCHs) to help in the ongoing relief efforts for provinces devastated by tropical…