Guided-Missile frigate BRP Jose Rizal to conduct sea trials

Guided-Missile frigate BRP Jose Rizal to conduct sea trials

It looks like the delivery date of May 2020 will be met by the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the country’s first ever guided-missile capable frigate for the Philippine Navy (PN).
The BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) has undergone various sea trials from November 23 to 27.

PN public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, in a statement said the sea trials will be conducted by the technical crew of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
BRP Jose Rizal.(photo credit PN)

The 107.5 meter frigate will be sailing towards the open waters of Ulsan, Busan and Mokpo all in South Korea to measure its performance and general seaworthiness.
There will be representative form the international provider of classification, compliance and consultancy services to the marine industry, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, to witness the activity to ensure that the ship’s construction has met the required standards.
Sea trials is the last phase of construction prior to the frigates delivery to the Philippine Navy here in the Philippines which is tentatively in April or May of 2020.

"The PHP8-billion warship is a big-ticket acquisition of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that is poised to be the benchmark of PN’s transformation journey," she said.
The contract for the two ships is placed at PHP16 billion with another PHP2 billion for weapon systems and munitions.

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Report from  PNA

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