Philippine Navy Accepts Two LCH Vessels

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The Philippine Navy held an arrival ceremony for the two Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels gifted by the Australian Navy on August 7.

These LCHs, which will soon be commissioned as the BRP IVATAN (AT298) and BRP BATAK (AT 299), both a Balikpapan Class Landing Craft Heavy, will boost the Navy’s capability to transport personnel, equipment and aid during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

BRP IVATAN and BRP BATAK will also be useful in transporting troops from one operational area to another.

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