The Philippines’ first missile frigate is in service and plans to participate in the military exercise of the ring too, but unfortunately it has a new crown
[Global Reporter Xu Luming] According to a report on the”Navy News” website on July 14, the Philippines’ first missile frigate named after the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal 10 Japan officially entered service in Subic Port and was included in the Philippine Navy.
Reports that Philippine President Duterte and Philippine Navy Deputy Commander Bacordo attended the event remotely via video connection. The service ceremony was supposed to be held on June 19th, which is also the birthday of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal. However, when the frigate arrived at the Philippine port on June 15, a crew member was detected to be infected with new coronary pneumonia, which forced all 65 crew members to undergo a two-week quarantine.
Philippine Navy frigate”José Rizal”
The Philippine Navy announced earlier this week that the frigate”José Rizal” will cooperate with the US Navy and The navies of 10 other countries participated in this year’s”Pacific Rim” joint military exercise.
It is reported that the”José Rizal” was developed by South Korea as an Incheon-class frigate and was built by South Korea. In October 2016, the Philippine Navy signed a construction contract with the Korean side for two light frigates, with a contract value of approximately US$311 million. This price is only the cost of the ship itself, the weapon system is not included.
The standard displacement of this type of frigate is about 2600 tons and the length is 107 meters. It is equipped with a 76 mm caliber naval gun and 4 anti-ship missile launchers (may be equipped with SSM-700K made in Korea) Anti-ship missile), two sets of French”Northwest Wind” anti-aircraft missile systems, two 324 mm caliber torpedo launchers, and an 8-unit vertical weapon launch system (not currently equipped with missiles) that can carry a multi-purpose helicopter.
Reported that the service of the”José Rizal” was a historic breakthrough for the Philippine Navy. Previously, the country’s naval equipment was mostly outdated and seriously aging ships, including World War II construction. Of used US warships.