The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is expected to receive 2 units 15-meter patrol craft granted by the Japanese government. MaxDefense Philippines has shared photo of the first patrol craft.
According to MaxDefense, the first unit is expected to be delivered soon.
The Japanese government has granted the Philippines 600 million yen aid for the improvement of PCG capabilities. Thirteen 7-meter rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) were already provided to PCG as part of the said grant.
Aside from grant aids, the Japanese government also provided soft loans for PCG’s Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs).