PH Navy to deploy BRP Conrado Yap in Palawan, Mindanao waters

PH Navy to deploy BRP Conrado Yap in Palawan, Mindanao waters

The most heavily armed warship of the Philippines is bound to do its tour of duty in Palawan and Mindanao.

The newest acquisition of the Philippine Navy(PN) BRP Conrado Tap (PS-39) will deployed to Minadanao and Palawan waters after it has been subjected to an engine test run which will take the corvette all over the Philippines this according to Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad.

"What we are going to do is to (first) subject the ship to an engine run test which will take the vessel all over the Philippines, we can order the BRP Conrado Yap to go to Palawan, Cebu, Mindanao and the eastern part of the country, in the Philippine Rise and then back," the PN chief added.

BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39)
(photo credit to owner)

Once the engine test run is completed, the PN leadership will decide on whether the ship will be deployed to Western Command (WesCom)area-of-operations or in the Mindanao area.

The Western Command is headquartered in Puerto Princesa, Palawan and covers the Kalayaan Island Group and parts of the West Philippine Sea.

The Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, said the BRP Conrado Yap is an ideal ship to deploy in both areas due to its various automated systems, including its weapons, making it very accurate to use against surface threats, including small ones.

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Report from  PNA

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