PHL eyes buying 2 new corvettes from South Korea

Under the current Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program Second Horizon, the Philippine Navy is positioned too acquire two brand-new corvettes.

In line with this, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed that the Philippine Navy recommended to acquire the 2 new corvettes from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

HHI is currently building the Philippine Navy’s 2 Jose Rizal-class frigates.

“The Navy has recommended that HHI also builds its two corvettes for compatibility of systems and weapons inasmuch as it’s already building our two frigates,” Secretary Lorenzana told