The Philippine Navy’s second Jose Rizal-class frigate, future BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) has undergone second week of Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) in South Korea. This was noted in FF150’s social networking page.
“She is expected to sail home by first quarter of next year,” it added.
Earlier this week, Philippine Navy public affairs office chief Lieutenant Commander Maria Christina Roxas said the future BRP Antonio Luna completed first week of SAT from November 30 to December 4.
“The first week of sea acceptance trial completed with satisfactory results. The test conducted are the vessel performance, propulsion control, navigation systems, and auxiliary machinery,” Lieutenant Commander Roxas said.
Jose Rizal-class frigates are capable of conducting anti-air warfare (AAW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and electronic warfare (EW) operations.