Philippine Navy eyes 2 more Pohang-class corvettes

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South Korea has notified Philippines that two more Pohang-class corvettes are available and the Philippine Navy is eyeing to acquire them, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a report by PNA.

The Philippine Navy is currently operating one donated Pohang-class corvette, BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39).

“South Korea has already given the Navy a ‘Pohang’-class [corvette] last year and has made known that they have another two ‘Pohang’ class available. The PN desires to get them to have three ‘Pohang’,” Secretary Lorenzana said as quoted by PNA.

He added that “if no cost to us, why not,” adding that South Korea is a “better giver as they give a perfectly operational ship.”