PH Navy chief hopes to acquire submarines sooner
If Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad had his way, he would have wanted to prioritize the acquisition of submarines amid the rising security challenges in the region.
“Tuloy-tuloy naman ang acquisition natin…Na-approve din sa second horizon ang two corvettes and six offshore patrol vessels. We are acquiring lots of ships and capabilities but more importantly we wish to acquire submarines because it is a strategic deterrence to other foreign navies,” Empedrad said in an interview with military’s radio station DWDDon Wednesday.
“If they know you have submarines, they will start to respect the Philippine Navy,” he added.
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