Two More Interceptors Delivered To Philippine Navy

Israel Shipyard announced that the Philippine Navy’s 3rd and 4th SHALDAG Mk. V interceptor boats arrived in the Philippines on April 11, 2023. Israeli Shipyards will construct nine FAIC-M boats for the Philippine Navy.

Another two, brand new Fast Attack Interdiction Craft (FAIC) platforms for the Philippine Navy were delivered to the country on Tuesday, April 11.

Said FAICs, which are part of the nine platforms contracted with Israel Shipyards Ltd, arrived from Israel on board the general cargo ship MV Mick. They were unloaded with the assistance of BRP Mamanwa (LC294) and proceeded to the naval shipyard in Cavite for a series of tests and crew training.

Slated to be christened in May, they will soon join the Acero-class patrol gunboats along with frontrunners BRP Nestor Acero PG901 and BRP Lolinato To-ong (PG902).

They are a welcome addition to the Navy’s capability to secure vital choke points, key sea lines of communication, and littoral areas of the country.

About Shaldag Mk V boats

The Shaldag Class’ largest family member is a combat-proven, all-aluminum, light and fast vessel with higher payload capacity, designed for naval security missions.. The Shaldag MK V, as with all members of the Shaldag Class, provides a high level of manoeuvrability and seakeeping. Designed to operate in distant arenas, it is cost-effective with a high firepower-to-displacement ratio. The Shaldag MK V is a recognized leader in the protection of littoral and EEZ waters.


  • LOA (Length Over All): 32.65m
  • Beam Max.: 6.20m
  • Displacement: About 95tons
  • Max Speed: above 40knots
  • Range @ 12knots: 1000NM

All platforms will be armed with one Typhoon Machine Gun System mounted with a 30-millimeter cannon and two Mini-Typhoon Machine Gun System as secondary guns, while four of the nine platforms will be fitted with the Spike Non-Line-Of-Sight Missile System.


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