LOOK: The Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable warship, which will be christened BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) once it is commissioned to service, finally arrived in Subic, Zambales today, May 23, 2020, after its five-day maiden voyage from Ulsan, South Korea. (@PIA_RIII)
It has a maximum speed of 25 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles.
BRP Jose Rizal Armaments:
76-mm main gun (OTO Melara Super Rapid Gun)
30-caliber remotely-controlled gun
Anti-ship missile system (range of 150 kilometers)
2 Anti-aircraft missile launchers (@GMANEWS)
BRP Jose Rizal Latest News
The Philippine Navy (PN) warship, BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) with an embarked shipborne helicopter detachment departed from Foxtrot 3 Wharf, Guam Commercial Port, APRA Harbor, Guam, the USA on August 5 bound for Honolulu, Hawaii, the USA to participate in the world’s premier and largest joint and combined naval exercise the
The rim of the Pacific Exercise 2020. (@PIA_RIII)
BRP Jose Rizal (FF150), crossed the international date line (IDL) on August 10, 2020, while transiting the Pacific Ocean bound for the Rim of the Pacific 2020 Exercise in Hawaii, marking her first “crossing the line” ceremony in celebration of the time-honored naval tradition.
The ceremony took place with the members of the Naval Task Group (NTG 80.5) personnel who have not yet experienced said ancient ceremony, otherwise known as the Domain of the Golden Dragon, near the Midway Island, Federal State of Micronesia. (@PN_Speak)
Philippine Consul General in Honolulu Joselito A. Jimeno, Armed Forces of the Philippines Liaison Officers to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Navy officers welcomed the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) which arrived at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu on 14 Aug 2020. (@PHinHonolulu)
BRP Jose Rizal (FF 150) is the first multi-purpose frigate of the Philippine Navy that is capable of carrying out anti-air, anti-surface, anti-submarine, and electronic warfare missions. FF 150 which was commissioned last July 10 is the newest among all ships for RIMPAC 2020.