23 august 2019

South Korea’s Hanwha Systems to upgrade Philippine frigates


zoom US Navy file photo of Philippine frigates BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF 15), left, and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16) during CARAT Philippines 2014 The Philippines defense department has contracted South Korean defense company Hanwha Systems for the upgrades of the Philippine Navy’s three Del Pilar-class frigates. The three frigates are former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters donated to the Philippines between 2011 and 2016. The upgrade project has a budget of PHP1.5 billion (US$ 28.6 [...]