South Korea gives Corvette to Philippine Navy
MANILA, Philippines-South Korea continues to boost the arsenal of the Philippine Navy, this time a battle-ready Corvette.
Peter Paul Galvez, Department of National Defense spokesman, said that the Corvette would arrive by the end of 2014.
He added that the “Pohang” class Corvette of South Korea would arrive equipped with all its weapons and sensor system intact.
According to Galvez, the “Pohang” class Corvette is a general-purpose sea vessel that the Republic of Korea Navy operates.
“Pohang” class Corvettes have served in a coastal defense role during the Cold War period.
There were 24 “Pohang” class Corvettes built, all in South Korea, and 21 remain in service.
Corvettes are armed with Harpoon and Exocet anti-ship missiles, a 76 millimeter Oto Melara automatic cannon, one Breda 40 mm twin cannons, two Mark 32 triple tubes, and 12 Mark 9 depth charges.
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