PN receives Shaldag Mk. V fast attack craft
By September 2022, the PN will receive the first two Shaldag Mk. V fast attack craft it ordered from an Israeli shipbuilder as nine Shaldag Mk. V fast attack crafts. They were ordered from Israel Shipyards through a G2G procurement process with the Israeli Ministry of Defence.
All boats will be armed with 30mm autocannons mounted on a Typhoon remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) from Israeli defence firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., as well as 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns.
At least four boats would also be outfitted with a Typhoon MLS-NLOS missile launcher capable of launching Rafael's Spike NLOS surface-to-surface missile with an effective range of around 20 kilometres.
These Shaldag Mk. V boats will be used to replace the Tomas Batilo-class fast attack craft purchased secondhand from the Republic of Korea in the early 1990s. The Tomas Batilo-class patrol boats were formerly known as the Chamsuri-class patrol boats of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN).