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Kauna–unahang sasakyang pandigma ng Philippine Navy, inilunsad sa South Korea

The first Philippine Navy which is the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipbuilding facility was launched in Ulsan, South Korea on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
The missile-armed frigate was called BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) which is a combat vessel for the Philippine Navy named after our national hero based on the Philippine News Agency (NPA).
It will be the latest and greatest military watercraft in the Philippines along with the sister ship of BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) which was named after General Luna and will construction will begin.
Jonathan Zata who is the Navy Spokesperson of PNA stated in his interview, “All of us are equally thrilled that we will soon be deploying a brand-new frigate, with anti-submarine, anti-surface, anti-air and electronic warfare capability to patrol and protect our vast territorial waters.”
The ship has a size of about 351 feet long and 46 feet wide with a maximum speed around 25 knots and there is a capacity to travel about 4,500 nautical miles with a cruising speed of 15 knots.
They also launched the construction of BRP Antonio Luna on the same day which will be the second missile-capable frigate.
The BRP Jose Rizal was scheduled to take in the Philippines in September 2020 while the sister ship of it which is the BRP Antonio Luna was expected to be made and delivered in the Philippines in March 2021.
The two vehicles are designed for anti-submarine, anti-surface, anti-air, and electronic warfare operations. Aside from that, it is also surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles. It will also be used as protection for the economic zone roles and extended maritime patrol operations.
The shipbuilders of the Philippines and South Korea agreed on a contract to start the construction of the two ships which reached 16 billion pesos and an additional 2 billion pesos for the weapons and munitions last October 2016.
The former Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana stated that the two ships that were mentioned will be named after our hero in the country which is Dr. Jose Rizal and General Antonio Luna.

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