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Navy commissions PH newest warship

/ 04:20 AM July 11, 2020

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Navy’s first missile-capable warship was formally commissioned here on Friday, three weeks after the ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic.

The P8-billion BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) was christened at the Alava Wharf inside this free port.

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The ship is the first of two 2,600-ton multimission frigates ordered by the government.

The warship is equipped with missiles, torpedoes and other weapons systems applicable in antisurface, antiair, antisubmarine and electronic warfare.

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The ship arrived here on May 23 after a five-day voyage from Ulsan, South Korea. —JOANNA ROSE AGLIBOT

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