BRP Jose Rizal’s technical inspection to be held in Subic

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The technical inspection prior to the acceptance of future BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) is to be conducted in Subic, the Philippine Navy said. The Philippine Navy’s future frigate departed South Korea on May 18.

Prior to the technical inspection, the crew of FF-150 will complete 14-day mandatory quarantine.

“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.

BRP Jose Rizal, when commissioned, will provide the Navy “its first ever multi-mission capable frigate capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.”

“The first of the two frigates contracted under HHI was supposed to be delivered by third or fourth week of April this year but was extended due to travel restrictions as result of the pandemic. The second frigate, to be christened BRP Antonio Luna (FF151), is expected to be delivered by end of this year,” the Navy said.