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Philippines orders corvettes from South Korea

5th January 2022 - 09:20 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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An artist’s impression of the HDC-3100 ASW corvette design contracted for the Philippine Navy. (Image: HHI)

The Philippines' acquisition of two corvettes will probably be the last big-ticket military procurement for Duterte's administration.

The Philippine Navy (PN) will receive two 3,100t corvettes from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) under a PHP25 billion ($490 million) contract signed in an online ceremony on 28 December 2021.

HHI had been declared preferred bidder last October, and a notice of award was issued on 15 December. Selecting HHI for this corvette programme will ensure maximum commonality with two HHI-built frigates commissioned in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

The new corvettes optimised for ASW are based on HHI’s HDC-3100 design. They measure 116m long and have a beam of 14.8m. Their maximum speed is 25kt with a 4,500nmi range at

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

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