The metal chopping for the 2 brand-new corvettes which is anticipated to enhance the Philippine Navy’s (PN) two Jose Rizal-class missile frigates now in service is anticipated to happen in Might and November this yr. The metal chopping formally marks the beginning of the development of any ship. The metal chopping is anticipated to proceed in these months as South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is now within the strategy of finalizing the vital design evaluation (CDR) for the 2 corvettes. Final yr, the HHI accomplished its preliminary design evaluation which was first subjected to a Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC) earlier than it proceeded with the CDR. The identical shall be achieved with the CDR as soon as it’s accomplished. The metal chopping will start as soon as the CDR is reviewed and authorized by the TIAC.

The Philippine Division of Nationwide Protection signed a PHP28-billion contract with HHI for the acquisition of two brand-new corvettes for the PN, that are able to anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare missions on Dec. 27, 2021, and shall be extra closely armed than the Jose Rizal-class frigates. Former protection secretary Delfin Lorenzana earlier introduced that the company was capable of meet its goal of getting the PN Corvette Lot 1 Acquisition Mission contract signed earlier than the top of 2021 regardless of the delays attributable to the coronavirus illness 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The 2 corvettes from HHI, the place the 2 Jose Rizal-class guided-missile frigates had been additionally constructed, will guarantee commonality and interoperability. The Particular Allotment Launch Order for the 15 % advance cost for the PN’s CAP price PHP3.75 billion was launched by the Division of Price range and Administration on Dec. 10, 2021.


Hyundai Heavy Industries launched Philippine Navy Jose Rizal-class frigate. (Picture by HHI)

The Philippine Navy is anticipating the supply of two new corvettes acquired below its Corvette Acquisition Mission below the Revised AFP Modernization Program’s Horizon 2 part masking years 2018 to 2022. The Philippines’ Division of Nationwide Protection (DND) signed a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries on 28 December 2021, with the shipbuilder delivering a variant of their HDC-3100 / HDF-3100 corvette/frigate design. The ships are usually not but named, and building is anticipated to start out by 2022. Hyundai Heavy Industries’ HDC-3100 corvette design, also called the HDF-3100 frigate design, will turn into the benchmark design for the Philippine Navy’s future frigate. It’s an improved design of the HDF-2600 which was used on the Jose Rizal-class frigate, with an extended hull to accommodate elevated subsystem necessities of the Philippine Navy.

The benchmark HDC-3100 has a size of 116 meters, a breadth of 14.8 meters, and a displacement of three,100 tons, and shall be have a Mixed Diesel and Diesel (CODAD) propulsion configuration permitting a most pace in extra of 25 knots and a variety of as much as 4,500 nautical miles. It has house for a 76mm main naval gun in A-position, a 16-cell VLS (with house for 16 extra) behind the first naval gun, torpedo launchers on each port and starboard sides, and a gun-based close-in weapon system above the helicopter hangar. Except for the CIWS, there isn’t a extra small-calibre secondary gun as beforehand anticipated. The house for the vertical launching system has been lengthened to accommodate a 16-cell system, and helicopter touchdown deck additionally seems to have been lengthened to permit longer helicopter designs.