Aside from being a transition platform, BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) is giving the Philippine Navy (PN) anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
“BRP Conrado Yap will provide the PN that needed anti-submarine warfare capability and an important platform to train officers and sailors on anti-submarine warfare operations. It increases the PN’s firepower since it will be the most powerful ship in the current fleet inventory,” Navy Captain Jonathan Zata said as quoted by PNA.
BRP Conrado Yap was formally turned over and commissioned to Navy service today in South Korea prior to its voyage home.
“She is a welcome addition to the PN’s surface patrol capability and will serve as a critical transition platform for the arrival of the newest Jose Rizal-class frigate next year,” Captain Zata said.