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Philippines turns to Korea for CMS and new corvettes

28th August 2019 - 08:50 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Philippines has selected Hanwha Systems to install an integrated combat management system (CMS) on three former US Coast Guard cutters in service with the Philippine Navy (PN), plus it is finalising a deal with a South Korean shipbuilder for two new corvettes.

Hanwha will fit its Naval Shield CMS onto three Del Pilar-class vessels, according to a notice of award worth PHP1.3 billion ($25.2 million) issued on 6 August. The South Korean entity emerged victorious after lowest bidder Ultra Electronics was disqualified and Saab did not bid.

Naval Shield is the same system, in Baseline 2 configuration, being

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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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