The Philippine Navy today, February 26 held the arrival ceremony for future BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) 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.
BRP Antonio Luna, which departed South Korea on February 5, entered Philippine waters on February 7 in the vicinity of Mavulis Island, Itbayat, Batanes.
On February 9, she traversed Philippine waters in the vicinity of Capones Island, Zambales where she was met by BRP Jose Rizal for customary meeting procedure and passing exercise (PASSEX) followed by their first maneuvering exercises (MANNEX).
“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.