Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL’s Budiman Saleh said, in report by Detik Finance mid-July, that the Philippines is planning to buy 2 more strategic sealift vessels (SSV)/landing platform docks (LPD).
The Philippine Navy is currently operating two Tarlac-class SSVs/LPDs supplied by PT PAL.
Budiman is hoping that the Philippines will contract PT PAL to supply two more SSVs/LPDs.
However, Budiman said that the Philippines is also looking at shipbuilders from Netherlands and South Korean.
Tarlac-class SSV/LPD BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) and frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio are currently participating in RIMPAC 2018 in Hawaii.