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Hyundai cuts steel for Philippine Navy’s first HDF-3000 frigate

01 May 2018

Key Points

  • Hyundai has begun work on the first of two new frigates on order for the Philippine Navy
  • Service is expected to receive the first frigate in the second half of 2020

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has held a steel-cutting ceremony for the first of two 107 m frigates on order for the Philippine Navy (PN).

The ceremony was held on 1 May at HHI's Ulsan's shipyard. It was attended by Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and PN chief, Vice Admiral Robert Empredad.

HHI received a contract to supply the PN with two 2,600-tonne frigates, both of which derive its design from the Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) Incheon (FFX-I) class, in 2016.

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