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ADAS 2016: Philippines set for modern warships

19th September 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Philippines signed a notice of award with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to procure two frigates for the Philippine Navy (PN) in late August. These will be the most advanced vessels the PN has ever operated, as well as its first new frigates.

The Lot 1 contract signing, which covers the platform and launchers, is imminent. The notice of award is worth PHP15.7 billion (US$337 million), which came under the PHP18 billion allotted to the programme, including PHP2 billion for munitions.

HHI offered its HDF-3000 design as the basis for the PN’s requirement. The Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN) Incheon

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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