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Hyundai Heavy secures 325 mln order to build two frigates for Philippines

By Park Sae-jin Posted : October 24, 2016, 14:35 Updated : October 24, 2016, 14:35

[Courtesy of Hyundai Heavy Industries]

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipyard, said Monday it has secured a 325 million US dollar order to build two frigates for the Philippines.  The 2,600-ton ships would be built by 2020.

The Philippine Department of National Defense first launched the two-ship frigate acquisition program in October 2013 to meet the navy's long-range maritime surveillance, patrol, and interdiction capabilities, Jane's said.

Hyundai Heavy pitched its HDF-3000 multipurpose frigate design, which has been used as South Korea's Incheon-class guided-missile frigates.  The frigate to be built for the Philippines can carry a 127 mm gun, anti-surface missile launchers, and torpedo tubes.

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