Philippines Order Six OPVs from South Korea

The Department of National Defense (DND) and South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) on Monday signed the PHP30 billion offshore patrol vessel (OPV) contract which seeks to provide six OPVs to the Philippine Navy (PN). Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong, in a statement late Monday, said Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and HHI vice chairperson and president Sam Hyun Ka signed the deal at…

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Philippine Navy Receives Funding for New OPV Program

The Department of Budget and Management released the initial funding worth PHP3 billion for the Philippine Navy’s (PN)’s acquisition of six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). The Special Allotment Release Order (SARO)-BMD-D-22-0004970, was released to the Department of the National Defense (DND) on Thursday, to “cover the funding requirement for the Offshore Patrol Vessel Acquisition of the Philippine Navy under the…

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Navy Chief Thanks South Korea’s Support in Modernization During Visit of HHI’s Top Official

Philippine Navy (PN) Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado received at the PN headquarters yesterday, August 3 the visiting top official of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Moon Young Park, the executive vice president and director for Marketing and Sales of the South Korean-based shipbuilding company. During Mr. Moon’s courtesy call, Vice Admiral Bordado acknowledged the continuing support of…

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Hyundai Begins Construction of Next Generation AEGIS Destroyer

February 17, 2021 – Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun building the Korean Navy’s’Next Generation Aegis Destroyer’ in earnest. On the 16th (Tue), Hyundai Heavy Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the next generation Aegis ship leading ship at its headquarters in Ulsan, attended by officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Defense Agency for Technology and Quality. The Aegis…

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