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Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2020, 11:34:45 PM »
https://twitter.com/FMangosingINQ/status/1262351095973638146

Here’s an undated video of the future BRP Jose Rizal and BRP Antonio Luna moored side by side at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, SoKor. The PH govt signed a deal with HHI for the construction of 2 frigates for P16 billion in 2016. Video shared to
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Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2020, 11:39:04 PM »
Missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal heralds PH Navy modernization
By Priam Nepomuceno  May 26, 2020, 10:48 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1103918

MANILA – The arrival of the prospective BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) last May 23, the Philippine Navy's (PN) first missile-capable frigate, signals the start of the PN's modernization.

PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo made this remark when asked by the Philippine News Agency on the ship's arrival.

"This is the start of more modern platforms, weapons, and systems for the PN. The PN can now better perform its mandate of protecting our seas and our territory," he said in a message late Monday.

The BRP Jose Rizal, and its sister ship BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) which is slated for delivery late this year, is capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.

Bacordo said the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC), which is under the Defense Acquisition Office of the Department of National Defense, is scheduled to inspect the various ship's systems this week.

"The TIAC is expected to conduct their inspections this coming week," he added.

Meanwhile, PN public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, said all of the weapons systems of the ship, including the missiles and torpedo launchers, are already installed aboard.

She added that the PN is now waiting for the delivery of these munitions which is scheduled sometime in 2021.

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 contract for the two ships is placed at PHP16 billion with another PHP2 billion for weapon systems and munitions.

A simple arrival and commissioning ceremony is poised to be conducted on June 19 coinciding with the birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the ship’s namesake.

BRP Jose Rizal has a maximum designed speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles.

It was supposed to be delivered in the last week of April but was delayed due to travel restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. (PNA)





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Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2020, 05:19:35 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157761535912956

The pioneering crew of BRP ANTONIO LUNA (FF-151) headed by its skipper Captain Charles Meric A. Villanueva PN paid a courtesy call to the Commander, Philippine Fleet, Rear Admiral Loumer P Bernabe PN aboard Headquarters Philippine Fleet, Naval Base Heracleo Alano yesterday, August 13, 2020.

Said crew is scheduled for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) training facilitated by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) at South Korea starting Monday, Aug 17, 2020. These trainings include operation and maintenance of different systems aboardship such as Fire Control, Weapons, and Engineering. Moreover, some personnel is also scheduled to attend courses such as Combat Information Center, Tactical Air Control, and Signal Intelligence at the Defense Conseil International in Toulon, France starting next month.

These trainings are conducted to ensure the crew of BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) are well equipped with the skills and knowledge that they need in operating the newest vessel of the Philippine Navy which is scheduled to arrive from South Korea in the 1st Quarter of 2021.


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Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2020, 06:57:12 AM »
Sea trials set for Navy frigate BRP Antonio Luna
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:32 AM August 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Sea trials for the Philippine Navy’s second missile-capable frigate, the BRP Antonio Luna, has been set next month.

Navy public affairs office chief Lt. Cmdr. Maria Christina Roxas said the schedule of the sea trials was tentatively set sometime in mid-September and would mark the last stage of construction before BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) is delivered to the Philippines in January or February next year.

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Re: BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)- [Frigate #2 (P160)]
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2020, 11:54:03 AM »
BRP Antonio Luna sea trials set mid-September: PH Navy
By Priam Nepomuceno  August 25, 2020, 10:12 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1113265   

MANILA – Sea trials for the Philippine Navy (PN)'s second missile-frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), are tentatively scheduled by mid-September.

"The tentative schedule for (sea trials is on) mid-September. However, it is still not yet finalized," said Navy public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, in a message to the Philippine News Agency on Monday.

Sea trials are the last phase of construction prior to the frigate’s delivery to the Philippines scheduled tentatively for January or February of 2021.

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.

Also, Roxas said BRP Antonio Luna has earlier conducted her builder's sea trials which are normally "conducted to do an initial test at sea and do minor adjustments".

Earlier, the PN said the delivery for the country's second missile-frigate is projected for October 2020 but this was pushed back to early next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"If not for this Covid-19 pandemic, the second frigate (FF-151) should have been delivered by October this year but because of this pandemic, it will be moved to the first quarter of Calendar Year 2021," PN chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo earlier said in an online forum.

BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) was launched on Nov. 8, 2019 at the Ulsan facility of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Its keel-laying on May 23, 2019 coincided with the launch of BRP Jose Rizal. 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.

These ships are capable of conducting anti-air warfare (AAW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and electronic warfare (EW) operations. (PNA)