02 Februari 2016

Philippine Navy Set to Receive Mokpo (PCC 759) Missile Warship

02 Februari 2016

PCC 759 Mokpo - Pohang class corvette (photo : pdff)

Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) is set to transfer Pohang-class Mokpo (PCC 759) to Philippine Navy after decommissioning took place on 31 December 2015 at Jinhae naval base.

The vessel has the ability to launch surface-to-surface missiles and are equipped with six 324 mm Mk 32 anti-submarine torpedo tubes and one or two 76 mm Oto Melara anti-surface and anti-aircraft guns.

The 1,240-tonne ships can carry a crew of 95 over an effective patrolling range of 4,000 nautical miles. The vessels have a maximum speed of 32 knots.

The Philippine Navy had said that the corvette acquisition will significantly increase its abilities to monitor disputed maritime areas, most notably the Philippine-claimed South China Sea zone.

(Tankler News)

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