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Philippine Navy Will soon accept the first of two Jose Rizal-Class Frigate


Hyundai Heavy Industries released a photo of the future BRP Jose Rizal-class (FF-150), which is planned for delivery next week. The frigate would undergo technical and acceptance inspections once it arrives in Subic Bay.
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Philippine Navy Will soon accept the first of two Jose Rizal Class Frigate 925 001BRP Jose Rizal FF-150 multi-role frigate of the Philippine Navy (Picture source: Philippine Navy)


Vice Admiral Giovanni Bacordo announced on May 15, 2020, that the first of the Jose Rizal-Class frigates built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will be leaving the shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on May 18 2020, and will arrive in Subic Bay in the Philippines by May 23 2020.

The announcement mentioned that the vessel, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), would sail with 60 Philippine Navy crewmen, and 40 Korean personnel. The frigate would undergo technical and acceptance inspections once it arrives in Subic Bay.

For the record, the contract for the construction of two light frigates was signed between the Philippines and HHI in October 2016. The contract was signed following the victory of HHI in an international tender. The tender purchase value of the two ships was determined to be 15.744571584 billion Philippine pesos (about $ 311 million). This price point is for the ship only (weapons systems not included).


Philippine Navy Will soon accept the first of two Jose Rizal Class Frigate 925 002 BRP Jose Rizal FF-150 multi-role frigate of the Philippine Navy (Picture source: Philippine Navy)


About the Jose Rizal Class Frigate:

These frigates are built based on the Incheon/FFX-I/HDF-3000-type multi-purpose frigate of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), which offers increased operational performance and enhanced survivability.

The armament of the BRP Jose Rizal includes one Oto Melara 76 mm Super Rapid Gun, one ASELSAN SMASH 30mm Secondary Gun, 4 S&T Motiv 12.7mm K6 Heavy Machine Guns and 1 Close-in weapon system (FFBNW). The frigate is also armed with two Twin MBDA Simbad RC with Mistral missiles, one single 8-cell Vertical Launching System (FFBNW) and two Twin LIGNex1 SSM-700K C-Star Anti Ship Missile. It also has two SEA Triple Trainable Torpedo Launchers.

The Philippine frigates have a standard displacement of about 2,600 tons and a length of 107 meters. The diesel main power plant under the CODAD scheme should provide full speed of 25 knots, a cruising range of 4500 nautical miles at a speed of 15 knots.