DND to purchase new anti-submarine torpedoes from Korea

ROKS Seoae Yu Seong-ryong (DDG-993)

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has struck a deal to procure new anti-submarine torpedoes to LIG Nex1, a South Korean defense company that would supply the Philippine Navy (PN) with its K745 Blue Shark lightweight torpedoes. The quantity was not specified, however it was estimated to be roughly P722.3 million (US$15 million). The… Continue reading DND to purchase new anti-submarine torpedoes from Korea

India pledges support to Philippine Navy during envoy’s visit

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India’s envoy to the Philippines, Ambassador Shambhu Kumaran reaffirmed support to the Philippine Navy during his courtesy call on the Navy Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado, at the PN headquarters today, August 5. Ambassador Kumaran remarked upon the Philippines and India’s “very cordial relations” that are “built across the seas.” He then… Continue reading India pledges support to Philippine Navy during envoy’s visit

Navy apprehends cargo carrying contraband cigarettes in Basilan

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The joint forces of Naval Task Force (NTF) 61 and Naval Special Operations Unit (NAVSOU) 6 seized almost a thousand boxes of illegal cigarettes onboard the vessel M/L AL Ayessa off the coast of Pilas Island, Basilan on Wednesday night, July 28, 2021. On the basis of actionable intelligence acquired by the Naval Intelligence and… Continue reading Navy apprehends cargo carrying contraband cigarettes in Basilan

MakatiMed Foundation pays courtesy on the Navy chief, donates COVID-19 medical kits

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Delegates from the (tag) Makati Medical Center Foundation paid a courtesy call on Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado, Philippine Navy Flag Officer In Command, at the PN headquarters on July 30, and then handed over the donated pandemic wellness kits to be used by the Command in its ongoing response to COVID-19. Medical and disaster response goods… Continue reading MakatiMed Foundation pays courtesy on the Navy chief, donates COVID-19 medical kits

Smuggled goods flagged up in Maguindanao by Philippine Marine troops

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The Marine Battalion Landing Team-5 of the Naval Task Group Central/ 1st Marine Brigade (1MBDE) seized an elf truck with unregistered cigarettes worth P1.4 million in Barangay Sapad, Matanog, Maguindanao on December 26, 2020. The white Isuzu elf truck with temporary plate number 1230 112145 was flagged down by Marine Troops executing combined AFP-PNP mobile… Continue reading Smuggled goods flagged up in Maguindanao by Philippine Marine troops

Philippine Navy inspection team approves BRP Antonio Luna

BRP Antonio Luna (FF151), the Philippine Navy’s second frigate, has completed its sea acceptance trials, which culminated in a series of warfare capability demonstrations off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea, from December 14 to 18, 2020. After personally observing the warship’s performance during the sea trials, Rear Admiral Alberto B. Carlos, the chairman of the… Continue reading Philippine Navy inspection team approves BRP Antonio Luna