SoKor wants to donate two more Pohang-class corvettes to PH

SoKor wants to donate two more Pohang-class corvettes to PH

A good news for the Philippine Navy (PN) and eventually for the entire country.

During the arrival ceremonies accorded to the Philippine Navy’s newest and most heavily-armed warship – the BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), Department of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana during his speech said that South korea is planning to donate two more Pohang class anti-submarine warship ships to the country.

“I think the South Korean government is thinking of donating two more of this Pohang-class... They’re thinking of two,” Lorenzana said 

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

Most Heavily Armed PN ship

The former South Korean corvette has the distinction of being the most heavily-armed and powerful surface combatant of the Philippine Navy (PN)  vessel  to date.

BRP Conrado Yap(PS-39),is armed with two 76mm Oto Melara automatic guns, two Oto Breda 40mm light cannons, and two triple torpedo tubes, making it capable of dealing with surface, sub-surface and air threats, according to Philippine Fleet commander, Rear Admiral Giovanni Bacordo.

Both PN vessels, BRP Conrado Yap was escorted by BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) on its voyage, arrived in Manila South Harbor early Sunday morning. Both left Jinhae Naval Base in Changwon City, South Korea last August 12.

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