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Philippines orders six OPVs from South Korea

28th June 2022 - 08:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The original HDP-1500 Neo OPV design from Hyundai Heavy Industries has been enlarged into a 2,400t OPV for the Philippine Navy, as shown here. (HHI)

In a midnight deal, just before the current Philippine administration leaves office, Manila has ordered six OPVs from Seoul.

The Philippine Navy (PN) will be getting six OPVs from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea, after Manila signed a KRW744.9 billion ($579.2 million) contract on 27 June.

Among the dignitaries attending the ceremony at the Philippine Department of National Defense in Manila were Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and Sam-Hyun Ka, President of Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering. The latter is the parent company of HHI.

Shephard reported last month that the PN’s technical working group had already settled on HHI’s offering. Furthermore, the Department of Budget and Management released an initial 10% of funds for the acquisition on

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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