Philippine Navy’s second Jose Rizal-class frigate delivered ahead of schedule

Photo: Philippine Navy

Representatives of the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) and the Philippine Navy formally took delivery of the guided missile frigate BRP Antonio Luna from South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) on Friday, January 29.

The second Jose Rizal-class frigate will sail out of HHI’s Ulsan facilities on Friday, February 5, and is expected to arrive in Philippine waters on February 10. Commissioning will take place after the crew completes undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The navy said that Antonio Luna‘s actual delivery was completed more than one month ahead of the contractual delivery date of March 6, 2021.

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