PHL’s frigate future BRP Antonio Luna now in PHL waters

The Philippine Navy’s second Jose Rizal-class frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) is now sailing in Philippine waters en route to Subic. FF151 was sent off on February 5 in South Korea for its maiden voyage to Philippines.

A Philippine Flag hoisted at the mast of the soon-to-be BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) is waving proud as the frigate traverses through Philippine waters for the first time near Mavulis Island in Batanes. Released February 8, 20221. Philippine Navy photo

FF151 is expected to arrive in Subic on February 10.

Future BRP Antonio Luna is the sistership of BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) which was delivered and commissioned in 2020.

FF150 and FF151 were acquired through the Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) which was awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of South Korea.

The two frigates are designed to be capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.