Basic info on proposed PHL Navy corvette project released

The Philippine Navy has released the basic requirements for its future corvette under the proposed Corvette Acquisition Project being eyed under the Second Horizon of the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) Modernization Program.

According to MaxDefense Philippines, the requirements were unveiled during the Maritime Security Symposium 2018 held at New World Manila Bay Hotel, Manila. The symposium’s theme was “Harnessing the Sea Power Potential of the Philippines”.

Among the requirements are the corvette should be fit for Surface Warfare (SuW), Anti Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Electronic Warfare (EW) missions; and of proven design that can go beyond the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) with endurance of at least 20 days.

The corvette should be 80 meters to 105 meters long and capable of carrying naval helicopters like the AW159 Wildcat or SH-60 Seahawk.

However, MaxDefense Philippines noted that the acquisition plan under second horizon of the AFP modernization program is yet to be approved by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“We’ll have to wait a little longer since the project should be approved either as part of the entire Horizon 2 Acquisition Plan, or on its own, before any SARO of funding can be released by the Department of Budget Management, and before the Technical Working Group can proceed with the procurement process,” MaxDefense noted.

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