16 April 2018

Two HHI Frigates to be Delivered in 2020 and 2021

16 April 2018


Two HHI frigates to boost PN capability (photo : vpk)

HHI frigates to boost Navy capability to protect maritime domains

MANILA -- The arrival of the two missile-armed frigates, to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), is expected to greatly boost the Philippine Navy’s (PN) capability to protect its territorial waters.

"The two warships (upon delivery) will certainly enhance the capability of the PN to guard the Philippine maritime territory and its exclusive economic zone," Navy spokesperson, Capt. Lued Lincuna, said Tuesday.

The two frigates, which are designed to be capable of engaging surface, subsurface, and air threats, and electronic warfare, are worth PHP18 billion including their weapons system and munitions.

They are expected to be delivered in 2020 and 2021. Earlier, Lincuna said that steel-cutting for the two ships is expected to start on April 30.

"The next significant milestone will now be the ceremonial steel cutting, which will likely be held on April 30 at the HHI Complex in Ulsan, South Korea, to be attended by a delegation from DND/PN (Department of National Defense/Philippine Navy) to mark this important milestone," he said.

Steel cutting signals the official start of a vessel’s construction.

Earlier, a committee under the DND approved the Critical Design Review (CDR) of the Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP).
Lincuna said the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC), headed by Commodore Alberto Carlos, approved the CDR of the project last March 23.

The CDR, handed to the TIAC last January, will serve as the shipbuilder’s "bible" while constructing the frigates.

Lincuna said the TIAC’s acceptance of the CDR marks a significant step forward and a milestone for the project, which consists of the approval of 71 critical detailed design drawings as submitted by HHI. These drawings shall be the basis of HHI to proceed with the project.

It can be recalled that on Oct. 24, 2016, the contract agreement for the FAP was signed by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana - as head of the procuring entity, and Kisun Chung, HHI owner and vice president.

The contract is for the construction of two new 2,600-ton frigates that are missile-capable and equipped with sensors and systems for modern naval warfare. 

(PNA)

13 komentar:

  1. Slowly but sure philippines add more weapon in its army inventory...Mabuhay philippines

    BalasHapus
  2. Filipin agresif bgt sekarang..
    Belanja trus...😀😀

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. @ Mw kalahkan si M om yg terkenal sombong & sok jago itu....heeheee

      Hapus
    2. hehehe...sadizz mas Tupez 😀😀

      Hapus
  3. Nice ship for PN...congrats...shoping again

    BalasHapus
  4. Congrat Pilipine Navy, mabuhay

    BalasHapus
  5. PT.Pal kurang gencar nih nawarin product kapal fregat ke Philipines.
    Ada yg bisa beri pencerahan nih para suhu?

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Ngapain nawarin fregat ?

      Kita masih butuh banyak.

      Lagipula PKR 10514 lisensi dari Damen kita nggak boleh jual keluar, hanya boleh kita bikin dan pakai sendiri.

      Hapus
    2. Negara qta pun msh kekurangan armada fregat mas qta pun msh butuh import lg, yg lg heboh mw import iver class dri denmark. Lbh baik buat pemenuhan kebutuhan dlm negeri dlu bru keluar.

      Hapus
  6. Kl mas essen mksd martadinata class atau diponegoro class ..kyknya ga mgkn diekspor..
    Cz kita cm dpt lisensi membuat n dipake sendiri..tp ga dpt lisensi utk ekspor kyk nya

    BalasHapus
  7. Owh gitu ya alasannya... thanx atas pencerahannya para suhu. 👍👍

    BalasHapus
  8. It about time to have truely modern ship for our philippine navy... this two new ship is not enough...

    BalasHapus