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Re: Where in the world are the Pohang corvettes?
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2019, 04:07:06 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/ROKArmedForces/posts/2383062231792150

According to an unconfirmed rumor, Pohang-class corvette ROKS Iksan (PCC-768) is being donated to the Colombian Navy.

Supposedly, Colombian Navy personnel are already at Jinhae Naval Base for this purpose. If true, they're most likely inspecting the vessel.

ROKS Iksan, originally named ROKS Iri, was launched in 1987.03.24 and retired in 2018.12.31.

Colombia was a participant of the Korean War and it received retired Donghae-class corvette ROKS Anyang (PCC-755) in 2014. Colombian Navy acquired SSM-700K C-Star anti-ship missiles for its frigates and the Colombian Air Force has been showing interests in KUH-1 Surion and other Korean aerospace systems recently.

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Re: Where in the world are the Pohang corvettes?
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2020, 12:21:37 PM »
South Korea to donate a Pohang Class Corvette to the Colombian Navy
Roberto Jose Garcia Hernandez, Bogota - Jane's Defence Weekly
19 February 2020

https://www.janes.com/article/94392/south-korea-to-donate-a-pohang-class-corvette-to-the-colombian-navy

South Korea plans to donate a corvette to the Colombian Navy by the end of 2020 to help bolster the naval relations between the two navies.

The agreement was closed last year during a bilateral meeting in Bogota between Colombian President Iván Duque and South Korea Prime Minister, Lee Nak-Yon.

The ship is the Pohang Class corvette ROKS Iksan (PCC-768). It was decommissioned on 31 December 2018 and is being refitted to suit the Colombian Navy needs.

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Re: Where in the world are the Pohang corvettes?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2020, 04:12:58 PM »
ROKS Seongnam along side BRP Jose Rizal

PH Navy’s missile-capable frigate sets sail for Philippines

https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/photos/pcb.10157514943452956/10157514942052956/

NAVAL STATION JOSE ANDRADA, Manila – In a sail-off ceremony conducted in Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the Philippine Navy’s missile-capable warship, which will be christened BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) during its commissioning, finally sets sail for the Philippines today, May 18, 2020.

The sail-off for the departing ship was conducted through a simple ceremony attended by delegates from the Philippine Navy (PN), HHI’s Special and Naval Shipbuilding Division and Hanwha Systems, while adhering to the South Korean government’s measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. During the ceremony, representatives from HHI and Hanwha Systems also donated COVID-19 relief supplies for the PN which were received by Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to Republic of Korea, Capt. Armil M. Angeles.

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