Philippine Navy Frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) Tests Firepower During RIMPAC 2022
Philippine Navy frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF 151) examined its fundamental weapons and different batteries in a sequence of dwell firing occasions through the at-sea section of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, July 12 – 16. Throughout the Gunnery Train (GUNNEX), BRP Antonio Luna examined the accuracy of its fundamental battery OTO Melara 76 mm Tremendous Fast gun, 30 mmm Aselsan SMASH, and .50-caliber machine gun aiming at targets deployed by Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) whereas underway.
In the meantime, through the Naval Floor Hearth Assist (NSFS) Rodeo train, the 76 mm Tremendous Fast Gun was once more examined by focusing on 2D digital land info. The BRP Antonio Luna and different members performed a follow run for gunfire corrections earlier than continuing with the document firing. RIMPAC 2022 helps to gauge and validate the Philippine Navy’s capability to maintain operations abroad and offers sources and an setting that allows worldwide members to realize their particular person and collective coaching targets.
BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) is the second ship of the Jose Rizal-class of guided missile frigates in service with the Philippine Navy.She is ready to conduct multi-role operations such anti-surface warfare (ASUW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and restricted anti-air warfare (AAW). She is without doubt one of the service’s main warships till the introduction of recent and extra highly effective contemporaries. The BRP Antonio Luna was designed and constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of South Korea and is a spinoff of the Incheon-class frigates of the Republic of Korea Navy.
Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, 4 submarines, greater than 170 plane, greater than 30 unmanned programs and 25,000 personnel are collaborating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and across the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest worldwide maritime train, RIMPAC offers a novel coaching alternative whereas fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships amongst members crucial to making sure the security of sea lanes and safety on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the twenty eighth train within the sequence that started in 1971.
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