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.
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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Pohang-Class Corvette “PCC-759” Specifications:
|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)|
|Range:||4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km)|
by – Carl E.