Philippine Navy public affairs office chief Cmdr. Lued Lincuna confirms in a message to the state-owned news agency that the Landing Craft-Utility donated by the South Korean government for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions will arrive this year.
Cmdr. Lued Lincuna said, the LCU is targeted to be delivered via commercial shipping within this year. The donation was first announced June last year.
Landing crafts are used by amphibious forces to transport equipment and troops to the shore where large vessels are not able to reach.
Philippine Navy is also set to receive two Landing Craft-Heavy from Australia. These two Balikapapan-class LCH are expected to arrive this May. PN officers and enlisted personnel who will sail these landing crafts to Philippines are now in Australia for training.