13 May 2017

News Story: Indonesian-made ship is newest addition to Philippine Navy

1st ship of the class BRP Tarlac arriving in the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy welcomed on Wednesday a second Indonesian-made amphibious landing dock as part of the military's modernization program.

The new ship named BRP Davao del Sur arrived at Manila's South Harbor to a ceremony led by Rear Adm. Gaudencio Collado Jr., commander of the Philippine Fleet.

The delivery completes a P3.8 billion ($76 million) procurement of two such vessels from Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia, said Navy spokesman Capt. Lued Lincuna.

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