Jose Rizal and Antonio Luna are the two ships ordered by the Philippines under the contract signed in 2016. It was requested by the PN in 2017 and was formalized in February 2019 after a series of dialogues with the Philippines’ Joint US Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG-Phil). The ship arrived in Subic Bay, Zambales last May 23 after leaving Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea last May 18. [3], On November 8, 2019, HHI launched the second frigate BRP Antonio Luna at Ulsan shipyard in South Korea. The two ships were built by … Keel-laying on May 23, 2019, coincided with the … Copyright 2020 Philippine News Agency. Vessel position, logs and particulars for Naval vessel BRP ANTONIO LUNA at FleetMon.com, the global ship database. The ship is expected to be delivered to the Philippines by mid-February 2021. All machinery and combat systems were subjected to test procedures as stipulated in the contract and were observed to be working properly. This is the first fixed UAS to be operated by the PN. As a crucial management tool, the matrix is seen to identify, program, integrate, implement, and monitor the overall capability development of the PN," he added. This resulted in the provisions for an additional one unit with one set of remote combat weapon systems (on top of the programmed eight units FAIC-M) for the PN and an upgrade of the Naval Ship Yard -- without additional cost to the government. [7] The trails also included the testing for the ship's comm systems. BRP Antonio Luna is the sister-ship of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the PN’s first missile-frigate, which is now participating in the ongoing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises off Hawaii. "As the second installment of the Frigate Acquisition Project, the FF-151 or BRP Antonio Luna concluded its five-day Sea Acceptance Trials recently on 18 December 2020 in South Korea. The BRP Jose Rizal is capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations and was officially commissioned last July 10. BRP Antonio Luna is the sister ship of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the Philippine Navy’s first ever missile-capable frigate which was delivered to the country in May 2020. The contract for the two ships is placed at PHP16 billion with another PHP2 billion for … Philippine Navy chief Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said efforts to upgrade the Navy remain intact despite the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. More importantly, I'm happy to announce that FF-151 passed the prescribed standards and procedures," he said. By Priam Nepomuceno The acquisition of the BRP Jose Rizal was part of the Philippine military’s modernization program, more specifically, under the Philippine Navy as it aims to strengthen its fleet with modern warships. BRP Jose Rizal will be delivered in 2020, followed by BRP Antonio Luna in 2021. Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, Navy chief, told reporters on March 10, that they were waiting for a certification on the combat management system,”. Aside from the arrival and commissioning of the PN's first guided-missile frigate, another highlight for the Navy this year is the partial delivery of the 10 high-speed and fast boats contracted for the Naval Special Operations Command (Navsocom). MANILA – Despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic bringing almost everything to a standstill this year, efforts to modernize the Philippine Navy (PN) remain on track as exemplified by the delivery and commissioning of its first-ever guided-missile frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) early this year. BRP Antonio Luna, the second frigate in the class is set to be delivered a year later. Its keel-laying on May 23, 2019, coincided with the launch of BRP Jose Rizal. BRP Antonio Luna was launched on Nov. 8, 2019 at the Ulsan facility of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. BRP Jose Rizal was launched at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on May 23, 2019 while its sister-ship BRP Antonio Luna, was launched on November 8 of the same year. The BRP Jose Rizal and the BRP Antonio Luna are the largest and most advanced warships ever acquired by the PN whose current inventory doesn’t have any vessels suited for actual combat. The launching ceremony for BRP Jose Rizal was also used to mark the keel-laying for BRP Antonio Luna after the first steel for the ship was cut in September 2018. PN public affairs office chief Lt. Its sister ship, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), was launched in the same facility on November 8 last year. As a result, the PN is expecting to welcome this modern vessel in February 2021 and project delivery remains to be right on schedule," Bacordo said. The BRP Jose Rizal’s sibling, the BRP Antonio Luna, was launched in South Korea last November and is scheduled for delivery before the end of 2020. A "shakedown cruise" allows the crew to familiarize themselves with a new vessel and ensure that all of the ship's systems are functional. She also features a low free-board design similar also to the HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej of the Royal Thai Navy. Bacordo said this deployment is considered the "maiden deployment" of the brand-new missile frigate and called the participation of the ship and its contingent to the RIMPAC as a "sterling one". In a media statement on Dec. 18, Rear Admiral Alberto Carlos, head of the PN's Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC), declared that FF-151 is compliant with the agreed technical specifications after personally witnessing the warship's performance during the sea trials. The new frigate is said to be the first in the Philippine Navy’s … Navy, considering reduced radar cross-section by having cleaner lines and smooth surface design, as well as reduced overhangs. BRP Antonio Luna was launched at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries on November 8, 2019. The contract for the BRP Jose Rizal and the BRP Antonio Luna was placed at PHP16 billion with another PHP2 billion for weapon systems and munitions. For one, the Navy has seen the arrival of its first modern frigate, BRP Jose Rizal in May of this year," Navy chief Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in a recent interview. "Further, the PN has received through (Foreign Military Sales) FMS the donation of ScanEagle unmanned aerial system (UAS), composing of eight air vehicles, four ground-control stations, and other components that can greatly contribute to the ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) operations and RDANA (rapid damage assessment), (support to humanitarian assistance disaster relief (HADR)," Bacordo said. Also of great importance for the PN was the acquisition of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system with the assistance of the United States. 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BRP Jose Rizal was launched at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on May 23, 2019 while its sister-ship BRP Antonio Luna, was launched on November 8 of the same year. "In 2020, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, we have seen the active implementation and near completion of 'Project Buhawi' or (building a universal mount for heavy-barrel automated weapon integration for naval vessels)," Bacordo said. Hence, the PN expects to obtain a total of nine missile-equipped FAICs in the coming years," Bacordo said. [5] In the press briefing the same day, a Hanwha official said that Link 16 will likely not be compatible for the frigates until 2020 because of issues between US and South Korea. "She (BRP Jose Rizal) is the first combat ship to be designed and acquired for the PN along with her sister-ship, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) whose steel-cutting is also scheduled for this week," said Navy spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata … The BRP Jose Rizal, one of the Philippines’ most modern ships, was transferred to the water by Hyundai Heavy Industries in May 2019 in Ulsan, South Korea. "FF-150 took advantage of RIMPAC 2020 to train as a team, put the ship at pace with possible real-world scenarios, and the crew to gel during this time," he said. The Jose Rizal’s sister ship, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), is expected to arrive later this year in the Philippines. The RIMPAC, being a multi-dimensional training exercise, gave a chance for the BRP Jose Rizal "to level up its engagement in this four-dimension warfare," Roxas added. [1] She is able to conduct multi-role operations such anti-surface warfare (ASUW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and limited anti-air warfare (AAW). 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