01 September 2016
HHI proposed modification of the HDF-3000 Frigate (photos : MaxDefense)
A photo of the Notice of Award for the Frigate Acquisition Program for Philippine Navy was uploaded today in MaxDefense – Philippine and Asian Defense Issues Facebook page. As shown in the photo, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the said Notice of Award.
The Notice of Award shows that the offer of Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea for the Frigate Acquisition Program for Philippine Navy worth PhP15,744,571,584.00 was accepted.
The said acquisition program will provide the Philippine Navy with two (2) Frigates with design that the Philippine Navy can have ownership or license to manufacture/build in future.
According to MaxDefense, the signing of contract is happening 2 weeks from now.
The frigates will be at least 95 meters long and have a displacement of at least 2000 tons. The frigates will also able to “survive at Sea State 7” with no degradation of anti-air, anti-surface, and electronic warfare capabilities at Sea State 5 and no degradation of anti-submarine warfare capability at Sea State 4.