The Philippine Navy is looking for highly technical personnel and experts who can maintain and operate equipment and weapon systems that are new to the service and are worth billions.
“Unang-una sa personnel, in my command guidance, ang sinabi ko specialized tayo, technical ang kailangan,” Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said over DWDD on June 13.
“So we want engineers, computer experts, and we want people who can operate and maintain weapons system na first time lang tayo magkakaroon katulad ng surface-to-air missiles, torpedoes, tapos ‘yung surface-to-surface missiles,” he added.
“Hindi mo pwedeng basta-basta ilagay lang ‘yung mga tao mo na walang alam dyan,” Empedrad said.
He also said that the upcoming assets should be well secured. He noted that 1 small missile is worth approximately PHP10 million, torpedoes and bigger surface-to-surface missile are worth PHP100 million each.
“Kaya ‘yung pag secure ng mga big ticket equipment natin is also as important as acquiring them,” he added.