Navy to deploy Cyclone boat in Western Mindanao
Friday, April 16, 2010http://www.sunstar.com.ph/zamboanga/navy-deploy-cyclone-boat-western-mindanao
THE Philippine Navy is deploying a high-tech Cyclone boat to Western Mindanao, a top official said.
Rear Admiral Alexander Pama, Naval Forces Western Mindanao Command (NFWM) chief, said the Cyclone boat will be placed under the command of the NFWM.
Pama said the deployment of the new boat was announced by Vice Admiral Ferdinand Golez, Philippine Navy Flag-officer-in-command (FOIC), who was in Zamboanga City Thursday.
Golez graced Thursday the Western Mindanao Maritime Security Forum in the city.
Pama said the Cyclone boat is fully equipped with sensor and armaments for peacekeeping and maritime operations.
He said the deployment will further boost the capability of his command in as far as security operations are concerned.
The Philippine Navy earlier deployed two Multi-Purpose Attack Crafts (MPAC) to Pama's command.