MaxDefense Philippines, through its extension site Philippine Defense Resource, has posted photos of the future BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) taken recently by a source who wants to remain anonymous.
The Philippine Navy said that last week the test-firing of the 76-mm main gun of future BRP Jose Rizal was successful.
“The recent one was yesterday (Wednesday) and that is our fifth sea trial. We conducted a structural test firing of our main gun (76mm Oto Melara Super Rapid SR main gun) with 12 rounds of ammunition. This is to check the effect of the main gun in the structure of the ship,” Navy public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said last week.
She also said that on February 17 the sixth sea trials involving the ship’s combat systems (weapons and sensors), integrated platform management system and endurance test of the frigate will commence.