Naval Forces Western Mindanao welcomed the Philippine Navy’s newly-commissioned BRP Nestor Acero (PG901) being deployed within the Western Mindanao Command Space of Accountability. Captain Dwight Steven M Dulnoan PN(GSC) the Appearing Commander NFWM rendered an Arrival Ceremony for PG901 and its crew at Ensign Majini Pier, Naval Station Romulo Espaldon on December 08, 2022. The exercise was carried out following present well being protocols on the brand new regular. PG901, one of many two Acero-Class Patrol Gunboats of the Philippine Navy, the current addition to its fleet of recent quick vessels, are model new missile-capable Shaldag Mk. V Quick Assault Interdiction Craft Missile (FAIC-M).

The brand-new Acero-class Patrol Gunboats are the Shaldag Mark 5 quick patrol crafts ordered from Israel Shipyards. These 32-meter, high-speed vessels are geared up with fast intercept skill, distant stabilized weapons, which can be succesful to ship precision strikes towards bigger hostiles and high-value targets on land or sea. The primary two vessels of the Acero-class Patrol Gunboat are named after each Philippine Marine Corps heroes and Medal for Valor recipients, the late Non-public First Class Nestor F. Acero, and the late First Lieutenant Lolinato G. To-ong.


Philippine Navy Deploys BRP Nestor Acero (PG901) to Western Mindanao Command Space

Their addition to the fleet stock is a major step ahead within the Navy’s ongoing functionality improve towards reaching a minimal credible protection posture and asserting better effectivity within the execution of its mandated job, particularly with their deployment to important choke factors, key sea strains of communication, and littoral areas of the nation the place terrorist teams and different lawless components are working. This acquisition additionally represents a serious leap within the Self-Reliant Protection Posture (SRDP) Program of the nation because the deal includes the switch of know-how that permits the native manufacturing on the PN shipyard in Naval Station Pascual Ledesma, Cavite Metropolis.

The Shaldag-class patrol boat (Kingfisher) is a small however quick class of patrol boats developed for the Israeli Navy and launched in 1989, it has since seen service with a number of different navies. The Shaldag class was conceptualized by Israel Shipyards in response to request from the Israeli Navy for a quick patrol boat to guard Israeli waters from terrorist threats. Its salient options excessive velocity in tough seas, with good seakeeping and excellent maneuverability, exceptionally low slamming in all sea states, dry decks in any respect speeds and really spacious and accessible inside association.