South Korea donated landing craft unit to be delivered this year

6:21:00 AM
MANILA, -- The Philippine Navy (PN) announced that the landing craft unit (LCU), donated by the South Korean government for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, will be arriving this year.

This was disclosed by PN public affairs office chief Cmdr. Lued Lincuna in a message to the PNA.

The LCU (donated by South Korea) is being targeted for delivery thru commercial shipping by this year," he added.

The craft was donated to the Philippines in June last year by the South Korean government.

Upon arrival, the LCU will be assigned to the PN's Service Force. LCUs are used to ferry troops and other equipment to areas larger ships, by course of their large draft, are unable to dock.

The PN currently operates three LCUs BRP Subanon (AT-291) BRP Bagobo (AT-293) and BRP Tausug (AT-295).

The Republic of Korea Navy Seal-Class (LCU-75) Multipurpose Landing Craft Utility.

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