PHL eyes buying 2 new corvettes from South Korea

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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 Inquirer.net.