The Indonesia company PT PAL was awarded a USD 92 million ( or more than Php 4 billion pesos) contract in June 2014 to construct the two Strategic Sealift Vessel. The agreement includes a support package that will make possible the Philippine industry to undertake ship preservation and support in collaboration with the Philippine Navy.
The Philippine Navy Strategic Sealift Vessel have a complete load displacement of 11,583 tones, can go aboard up to three large helicopters, a load capacity for 500 troops and can provide accommodation for 126 crews. SSV maximum speed is 15 knots, maximum range of 9,360 n miles with endurance up to 30 days.
The Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has confirmed that the two Landing Platform Dock on order each will be fitted with one 76 mm main gun and two 25-mm secondary armament. However, PT PAL was not able to confirm the soon-to-be suppliers of the ships’ weaponry. The first vessel is about 68 percent complete, while the second vessel is 42 percent complete, the ships are on schedule for delivery in May 2016 and May 2017 .
The two Strategic Sealift Vessels (SSV) the Philippines ordered from Indonesia is expected to be delivered in May 2016 and May 2017.