05 Januari 2016
Pohang class corvette (photo : daum)
MANILA (PNA) --- The Philippine Navy (PN) is allocating the sum of Php10,975,100 for the acquisition of parts needed for the maintenance and repair of the weapons, communications, electronics, and information systems (WCEIS) of the soon-to-be donated South Korean "Pohang" class corvette.
This was disclosed in a bid bulletin published by the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System.
In the same posting, the South Korean was identified as "PCC-759" or the "Mokpo".
Winning bidders are required to deliver the items within 45 calendar days.
Pre-bid conference is on Jan. 12, 9 a.m. at the Office of the PN Special Bids and Awards Committee, PN Hall of Justice Naval Station Jose Francisco, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City.
The South Korean government on 2014 announced that it is donating one "Pohang" class corvette to the PN.
The "Pohang" class corvette is general purpose vessels operated by the Republic of Korea Navy.
They have served in a coastal defense role during the late Cold War and post Cold War period.
A total of 24 "Pohang"class vessels were built, all constructed in South Korea.
Twenty one vessels remain in service.
"Pohang" class corvettes weigh around 1,200 long tons and has a length of 289 feet and 8 inches.
It has beam of 32 feet and 10 inches and a draft of 9 feet and six inches.
The ship is powered by CODOG (combined diesel and gas propulsion system).
"Pohang" corvettes have a maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.
It has range of 4,000 nautical miles and a crew of 95 officers and enlisted personnel.
Sensors and processing systems include a AN/SQS-58 hull-mounted sonar.
The ships are armed with Harpoon and Exocet anti-ship missiles, a 76mm Oto Melara automatic cannon, a Breda 40mm twin cannons and two Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes (with 6× Mark 46 torpedoes) and 12 Mark 9 depth charges.