Pres. Duterte Approves Budget for the Transfer of Korea's Pohang-Class Corvette to the Philippine Navy

The tough-talking President of the Republic of the Philippines, Pres. Rody Duterte has approved the budget to fund the transfer of Korea's Pohang-Class Corvette to the Philippine Navy. Pres. Duterte said to have singed the DBM recommendations and order to release the funding.



According to some sources from the military, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Flight III Pohang-Class corvette ROKS Chungju (PCC-762) will be transferred to the Philippine Navy.

The official who wished to remain anonymous revealed that the announcement of the release of the said budget was made during the Offshore Combat Force's year-end party over a week ago.


MaxDefense FB Page reported that "Pres. Duterte is said to have signed the DBM recommendation and order to release the funding for the transfer of the Pohang-class Corvette ROKS Chungju to the Philippine Navy worth Php250 million," MaxDefense revealed.
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The report added further that the officers, men and women to man the said corvettes would be sent to South Korea by January 2018.

The Philippine Navy would be getting the Chungju as it is, except for removal of some ROKN-only equipment and replacement of obsolete items like the navigation radar. But the ship in its pre-retirement form still has its 2 Oto Melara 76mm compact guns, two twin Otobreda 40mm guns, two triple lightweight torpedo launchers, among others.


According to the information gathered by MaxDefense the signing of the budget agreement was done quite late to the point that the SARO release ordder was not made togehter with other projects like the MPAC Batch 4 and PAF Combat Utility Helicopters which were signed earlier and has SARO released on December 22, 2017.

The SARO release would possibly be made in early January 2018 once government offices resumes business after the long holidays.

Source: MaxDefense FB Page

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