Philippines First Pohang-Class Corvette from Korea to Arrive Within This Year


The Philippine Navy under the administration of Pres. Rody Duterte will modernize its fleet with the addition of the first country's first Pohang-Class Corvette from Korea which is expected to arrive this year.


According to the Department of National Defense Public Affairs Service Chief Arsenio Andolong, the arrival of South Korea's donation to the Philippines will happen this year. The transfer will be in the form of donation, however, the Philippine government will have to pay a token fee of $100.

The retired patrol ships from South Korea, the Pohang-class corvette or a lightly-armed warship can be used by the Philippine Navy for coastal patrols in the vast naval territories of the country.


Based upon the description of the Pohang-class corvette by the Republic of Korea Navy, Patrol Combat Corvettes like the Pohang class can be equipped for anti-ship, anti-submarine, and anti-aircraft operations.

The donated corvette have a displacement of around 1,200 tons, and can sail at a speed of 32 knots, it has a rang of about 4,000 nautical miles or 7,408 kilometers.

Pres. Rody Duterte's administration has yet to determine the actual cost of the vessel's refurbishment since its exact type is not yet known.

The Philippine Navy welcomed the impending arrival of the patrol ship as another addition to the Philippine Navy's fleet because it will surely enhance the capability of the Philippines to patrol our waters as well as to perform counter-terrorism missions.

Source: GMA News




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