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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BRP Jose Rizal & BRP Antonio Luna First Real Philippine Combat Ships

May 21, 2019 – The missile-armed frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), which is scheduled to be launched at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea’s southeastern city of Ulsan on Thursday, is the first combat vessel to be designed and purposely acquired for the Philippine Navy (PN), whose fleet is mostly composed of second-hand ships acquired from allies. “She (BRP Jose Rizal) is the first combat ship to be designed and acquired for the PN along with her sister-ship, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) whose steel-cutting is…

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