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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Philippine to Procure a Variety of Korea's Incheon Class Frigates

The Displacement of Incheon class frigates makes 2,300 tons with the length of 114 meters and beam of 14 meters. The ships are capable to accelerate up to 30 knots and have operating range of 4,300 miles. 

This Frigate is armed with 127-mm gun Mk-45 Mod 4, 20-mm antiaircraft gun system Phalanx, air defense missile system RAM Block 1, four antiship missiles SSM-700K Hae Sung, four cruise missiles Hyunmoo-3 and torpedoes K745 LW Blue Shark. Air wing may consist of Westland Super Lynx or Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopters.

A South Korean unnamed Defense Manufacturer having talks with the Philippine Defense Officials regarding for the possible sale of a variety of an INCHEON CLASS FRIGATES to Philippine Navy. . . This kind of Frigate would probably cost at around 225 Million Dollar or 9.25 Billlion Pesos more or less. According to the Philippine News Agency the Defense Officials prompted to procure a brand new Frigate rather than a Refurbished one,like the original plan to acquired a Maestralle Class Frigates of the Italian Navy which are already old enough and expensive to maintain. 

1 comment:

  1. It looks like the Sokors will slowly be retiring their Pohang and Ulsan Class vessels in favor of these Incheon Class Frigates. We currently have 9 WW2 relics as Frigates/Corvettes, those Pohang/Ulsan vessels would be a major upgrade if we can get them in place of the WW2 relics ...