Frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF 150)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2600 t
Length:
107.5 m
Beam (overall):
13.8 m
Draught:
6.9 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) arrangement:
  • 4 * MTU-STX 12V1163-TB93 12-cylinder diesel engines
  • 4 * MTU-STX 12V2000-M41B diesel generators, each producing around 650 kW (872 shp)
Speed:
25 knots
Range:
4500 nmi (8,334 km)

Crew

Complement:
110
Ship's company:
65
Mission crew:
25
Civilian sailors:
20

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * RHIB
Electronics:
  • Combat System:
  • Hanwha Systems Naval Shield Baseline 2 Integrated CMS
  • Search radar:
  • Hensoldt TRS-3D Baseline D multi-mode phased array C-band radar
  • Navigation radar:
  • Kelvin Hughes SharpEye I-band & E/F-band radars
  • Fire control radar:
  • Selex ES NA-25X fire control radar
  • Electro-Optical Tracking System:
  • Safran PASEO NS electro-optical
  • Tactical Data Link:
  • Hanwha Systems Link P (Link K Derivative)
  • Air warfare Data Link 16 (planned)
  • Maritime Data Link 22 (planned)
  • Sonar:
  • Harris Model 997 medium frequency active/passive hull mounted sonar
  • Thales CAPTAS-2 Towed Array Sonar (planned)
  • ESM:
  • Elbit Systems Elisra NS9300A
  • Countermeasures:
  • 2 * Terma C-Guard DL-6T decoy launchers
Armament:
  • 1 * OTO Melara 76 mm Super Rapid gun
  • 1 * ASELSAN SMASH 30mm gun
  • 4 * S&T Motiv K6 .50cal (12.7mm) guns
  • 1 * Close-in weapon system (FFBNW)
  • 4 * LIGNex1 SSM-700K C-Star anti-ship missile on twin canisters
  • 2 * SEA triple torpedo tubes for K745 Blue Shark torpedo
  • 2 * MBDA Mistral Simbad-RC twin launchers
  • 8-cell Vertical Launching System (FFBNW)
Aircraft:
  • 1 * AW159 Wildcat naval helicopter

BRP Jose Rizal (FF 150) is the lead ship of her class of guided missile frigates of the Philippine Navy. She is the first purpose-built frigate of the service, as its major warships were mostly transferred from other navies and reclassified as frigates. She is also one of the service's primary warships able to conduct multirole operations such as coastal patrol and anti-submarine warfare.

BRP Jose Rizal was designed and built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and was based on the HDF-2600 Frigate Design, which in turn was derived from the Incheon-class frigate of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). Changes were made on the base design by making use of features found on newer frigates of the ROKN like the Daegu-class frigate, considering reduced radar cross-section by having cleaner lines and smooth surface design, as well as reduced overhangs. It also features a low free-board design similar also to the Daegu class and HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej of the Royal Thai Navy.

It was assigned the project number P159 by HHI. The steel cutting ceremony was held on 1 May 2018 in HHI's shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea while the keel laying ceremony was held on 16 October 2018. She was launched on 23 May 2019 and was delivered to the Philippine Navy on 23 May 2020. She was commissioned on 10 July 2020.

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