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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