Korean shipbuilder to launch Philippines’ first missile-capable frigate on May 23

SEOUL, South Korea --- Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is set to launch the first of two missile-capable frigates of the Philippine Navyon Thursday, May 23.   Navy public affairs chief Capt. Jonathan Zata said the launch will be held at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.   During a ship launch, a prestigious event by tradition, the vessel will hit the water for the first time and will be floated out of the yard.   BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) is the first of two frigates signed under a P16-B contract between HHI and the Philippine government in 2016.   Defense Undersecretary Raymundo Elefante, Armed Forces chief Gen. Benja...Keep on reading: Korean shipbuilder to launch Philippines’ first missile-capable frigate on May 23

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