BRP Jose Rizal now sailing in Philippine waters

The Philippine Navy’s future BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), is now sailing in Philippine waters en route to Subic. According to marine traffic monitoring site, as of posting, the missile-capable frigate is sailing west of Ilocos Norte/Batanes.

She left South Korea on May 18 and an arrival event is set on May 23 at Subic Anchorage Area, Zambales.

“The frigate is expected to arrive in Subic Anchorage Area, Zambales on May 23 where its crew will first undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine period prior the ship’s technical inspection and low-key acceptance ceremony,” the Philippine Navy said.

Moreover, according to Philippine Navy, when commissioned, BRP Jose Rizal will provide the service with its first ever multi-mission capable frigate capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.

The sisters ship of future FF-150, future BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) is expected to be delivered by the end of this year.