BRP Antonio Luna Launching Set for September

August 29, 2019 – The Philippine Navy’s (PN) second missile frigate, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), will be formally launched in September. “Our second frigate will be launched in September. By that time, the first frigate (BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) will be finished (fitting its equipment),” said Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad during an interview with reporters at the PN headquarters at Naval Station Jose Andrada, Roxas Boulevard, Manila Wednesday. The launching ceremonies will take place at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The BRP…

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Philippine Navy to get 25-30 More Warships: Empedrad

May 25, 2019 (PNA) – The Philippine Navy (PN) is planning to acquire 25 to 30 warships of various types within the next five to 10 years as part of its efforts to augment its fleet. “We have plans to acquire 25 to 30 in the next five to 10 years. (This) includes corvettes, OPVs (offshore patrol vessels), and even submarines,” PN flag officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad told reporters shortly after the keel-laying ceremony for the second missile frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), at Dock 4 of Hyundai Heavy…

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ATMACA Production Contract Signed Between SSB and Roketsan

November 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – In order to increase the deterrence in our seas, a serial project is being developed in a project developed with local opportunities. The mass production contract of ATMACA cruise missiles was signed between SSB and Roketsan. Aselsan will produce production control systems and other equipment. Atmaca, Turkey also has the distinction of being the first cruise missiles. Sazhtan Satha Guided Bullet Supply (ATMACA) Project Mass Production Contract Defense Industry Presidency and Roketsan A.Ş. signed between. Defense Industry President Prof.Dr. Dr. İsmail Demir, Turkish Armed…

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