ROKS Seoul Launched on Navy’s 74th Anniversary

November 11, 2019 – South Korea launched a new frigate on Monday featuring advanced sonar and power systems to boost anti-submarine capabilities in coastal operations, the Navy said. The launch ceremony for the 2,800-ton FGG-II Seoul took place at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.’s shipyard in the southeastern port city of Ulsan, according to the Navy. It is the third frigate to be built under the project to secure a second batch of such vessels to replace the Navy’s aging frigates and patrol combat corvettes. The 122-meter-long ship is equipped with…

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Spanish Firm to Supply 76mm Ammunition for Jose Rizal Class Frigates

July 9, 2019 – Spanish firm Expal Systems S.A. was named the winning supplier for the ammunition of the Oto Melara 76mm Rapid Gun arming the two Jose Rizal-class missile frigates now undergoing construction by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. “This is to inform you that the proposal of Expal Systems S.A .for the Frigate Acquisition Project Lot 2C Sublot-1 (76mm Ammunition) of the Philippine Navy, with a corresponding contract price in the amount of PHP63,389,708 is hereby accepted,” Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in the Notice of Award posted…

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Receives Order for Two More Frigates

December 13, 2018 – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group reports that it had beaten its 2018 annual target for shipbuilding orders before year’s end, recently concluding a contract to build two state-of-the-art frigates for the South Korean Navy. HHI announced today that Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has placed an order valued at KRW 633 billion (about $562 million) for two 2,800-ton class frigates. Capable of sailing at a maximum speed of 30 knots with an overall length of 122 meters and an overall beam of 14 meters, these…

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Progress steady in construction of PH Navy’s first missile frigate

October 24, 2018 – The Philippine Navy said the construction of the country’s first missile-armed frigate is steadily progressing. “(The construction of) our (first) frigate is moving forward. It will arrive in February (or) March of 2020. All systems go and we should be happy for our country,” Navy flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, said during an interview with reporters late Monday. The keel-laying for the frigate took place in Ulsan, South Korea last October 16. The Philippines and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) signed a PHP16 billion contract for two…

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Terma C-Guard decoy launchers selected to be fitted onboard the future frigates of the Philippine Navy

In October 2016, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipyard, announced the signature of a contract to build two 2,600 tons frigates for the Philippine Navy. The 107 meters vessels will be capable of conducting Anti-Air/Surface/Submarine Warfare as well as Electronic Warfare missions. In order to protect these strategic assets, the Philippine Navy has mandated HHI to select the most adapted self-protection solution, combining proven technology, cost-effectiveness, small footprint, and high operational flexibility. C-Guard has been thoroughly evaluated and finally selected as the solution best responding to the Philippine…

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