BRP Antonio Luna officially enters Philippine Navy service

The Philippine Navy today, March 19 christened and commissioned to service frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF151).

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the said event at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila.

The said frigate, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea, is the sister ship of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) which is already in active service.

FF150 and FF151 were acquired through the Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) which was awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of South Korea.

The two frigates are designed to be capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.

“Frigate Antonio Luna will complete the PN Frigate Acquisition Project that fulfills the PNs thrust of having modern platforms and systems that provide opportunities for its personnel to develop modern mindsets and propel the whole organization into becoming a multi-capable naval force responsive to our maritime nations defense and development,” the Philippine Navy said.