Hyundai to build 6 Philippine Navy OPVs

The Philippine News Agency has announced that Hyundai has been selected to build six Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Philippine Navy. There isn’t much detail about how they are to be equipped. The list below are just options. A length of 81 meters works out to 266 feet.

This does mean Turkey will not be building OPVs for the Philippines. The acquisition process does seem to have been a bit convoluted. Initially Austal in the Philippines was expected to build this class.

 

4 thoughts on “Hyundai to build 6 Philippine Navy OPVs

  1. A close relationship with S. Korean industry is emerging. Makes sense from a proximity standpoint, but Australia (read Austal) must have been disappointed.

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