New Vessel Arrival Highlights Philippine Naval Modernization

New Vessel Arrival Highlights Philippine Naval Modernization

On August 18, the Philippines officially received a vessel that South Korea had donated to Manila. Though the event had long been in the works, it nonetheless highlighted one significant manifestation of the Southeast Asian state’s ongoing naval modernization. As I have noted before in these pages, among the developments within the Philippines’ ongoing evolution of its naval capabilities – with Manila still significantly lagging some of its neighbors in…