Skip to main content

Philippines commissions BRP Antonio Luna FF 151.

| 2021

According to a tweet published by Philippine Navy on March 19, 2021, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), Jose Rizal-class of guided-missile frigates, formally commissioned.
Follow Navy Recognition on Google News at this link

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), Jose Rizal-class of guided-missile frigates (Picture source: Twitter account of Philippine Navy)

The commissioning ceremony was held at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila at 8:30 a.m. with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana as guest-of-honor and speaker.

Jose Rizal-class frigates are powered by four MTU-STX 12V2000-M41B diesel generators, each producing around 650 kW. The ship can sail at a maximum speed of 25 kn (46.3 kph; 28.8 mph) with a maximum cruising range of 4500 nmi (8,334 km) and an endurance of 30 days. It can accommodate up yo 110 people with a crew 65 sailors.

Jose Rizal-class frigates are armed with launchers one OTO Melara 76 mm Super Rapid gun, one ASELSAN SMASH 30mm gun, four S&T Motiv K6 .50 cal 12.7mm machine guns, one Close-in weapon system (FFBNW), four LIGNex1 SSM-700K C-Star anti-ship missiles on twin canisters, two SEA triple torpedo tubes for K745 Blue Shark torpedo, two MBDA Mistral Simbad-RC twin launchers and 8-cell Vertical Launching System (FFBNW).

The Jose Rizal-class frigates are also equipped with a flight deck and an enclosed hangar facility to accommodate one AW159 Wildcat naval helicopter. The AW159 Wildcat is a British military helicopter manufactured by AgustaWestland. It is an improved version of the Westland Super Lynx designed to serve in the battlefield utility, search and rescue, and anti-surface warfare roles.

Copyright © 2019 - 2024 Army Recognition | Webdesign by Zzam