A total of Php10,975,100 will be allocated by the Philippine Navy (PN) in preparation for the arrival of South Korean Pohang-class corvette.

The said amount will be used for the acquisition of needed parts for the maintenance and repair of the corvette warship’s weapons, communications, electronics, and information systems (WCEIS).

The South Korean warship was identified as the Pohang-Class Corvette “PCC-759” or the “Mokpo” which was disclosed in a bid bulletin published by the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System.

45 calendar days is required for the winning bidder to deliver the items.

Pohang-Class Corvette “PCC-759” Photo credit to base.mforos.com

A departure of several officers and crew of the Philippine Navy for South Korea is set to train and pick-up a Pohang-class corvette previously operated by the Republic of Korea Navy and it was confirmed by a military insider that the group will depart on the 1st quarter of 2016.

In mid-2014, the South Korean government announced that they are planning to donate one “Pohang” class corvette to the Philippine government as a small token compared to the great contribution of Filipino troops during the Korean War.

The said South Korean corvette is expected to arrive with intact armaments, weapons and sensor system.

South Korea likewise donated a landing craft utility and 16 rubber boats.

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South Korean Pohang-class corvette. Photo credit to maxdefense.blogspot.com

Pohang-Class Corvette “PCC-759” Specifications:

Type: Corvette
Displacement: 1,200 tonnes (1,200 long tons; 1,300 short tons)
Length: 88.3 m (289 ft 8 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: CODOG unit
  • Maximum: 32 knots (59 km/h)
  • Cruising: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km)
Crew: 95
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • ASUW Version:
  • – AN/SPS-64 Surface Search Radar
  • – Signaal WM 28 Fire Control System
  • – Signaal LIOD (Lightweight Optronic Director)
  • ASW Version:
  • – Marconi ST-1810 Surface Search Radar
  • – ST-1802 Fire Control System
  • – Radamec 2400 Optronic System
  • – Signaal PHS-32 Hull Mounted Sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • ASUW Version:
  • – 4 x Mel Protean Chaff Launchers
  • ASUW Version:
  • – 2 x MM-38 Exocet
  • – 1 x OTO Melara 76 mm/62 compact cannon
  • – 2 x Emerlec 30 mm cannons
  • ASW Version:
  • – 2 x OTO Melara 76 mm/62 compact cannon
  • – 4 x Harpoon missiles
  • – 2 x Breda 40mm/70 twin cannons
  • – 2 x Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes (with 6× Mark 46 torpedoes)
  • – 12 x Mark 9 depth charges

by – Carl E.