Philippine Navy tests first missile system  

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Read: 351     15:25     09 August 2018    

The Philippine Navy on Thursday announced that it had successfully tested its first missile system onboard the Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) MKIII during the conduct of the Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) in Lamao Point, Bataan.


In a press statement, the Navy said that during the test firing activity, a Spike ER missile was fired and accurately hit the designated target at approximately six kilometers away from the firing platform.

According to the Naval Public Affairs Office, the target was hit dead center even if the sea state condition was moderately rough having a wave of at least one meter high, but still within the normal firing conditions of the missile.

The activity, which was attended by personnel from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (RAFAEL) and the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC) of the Department of National Defense (DND), was done to "test, inspect and accept the weapons and its systems in accordance with the contract for the final acceptance of the system."

The Navy's MPAC acquisition project entered into a deal with RAFAEL for the supply and integration of the weapons systems to MPAC MKIII platforms. It was on April 15, 2017 when the Department of National Defense (DND) approved the notice to proceed.

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Philippine Navy tests first missile system  

2018/08/1533805184.jpg
Read: 352     15:25     09 August 2018    

The Philippine Navy on Thursday announced that it had successfully tested its first missile system onboard the Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) MKIII during the conduct of the Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) in Lamao Point, Bataan.


In a press statement, the Navy said that during the test firing activity, a Spike ER missile was fired and accurately hit the designated target at approximately six kilometers away from the firing platform.

According to the Naval Public Affairs Office, the target was hit dead center even if the sea state condition was moderately rough having a wave of at least one meter high, but still within the normal firing conditions of the missile.

The activity, which was attended by personnel from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (RAFAEL) and the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC) of the Department of National Defense (DND), was done to "test, inspect and accept the weapons and its systems in accordance with the contract for the final acceptance of the system."

The Navy's MPAC acquisition project entered into a deal with RAFAEL for the supply and integration of the weapons systems to MPAC MKIII platforms. It was on April 15, 2017 when the Department of National Defense (DND) approved the notice to proceed.

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Tags: Philippine