MANILA, Philippines- Inanunsyo ng French defense manufacturer Naval Group nitong Huwebes na nailagay na nito ang Contralto anti-torpedo reaction module sa dalawang Jose-Rizal-class missile frigates ng Philippine Navy (PN).
“On 31 August 2023, Naval Group’s Contralto anti-torpedo reaction module was successfully installed into the C-Guard decoy launching system of the PN’s two Jose Rizal class frigates. This important milestone is part of the contract signed in December 2021 to provide an anti-torpedo defense system based on Naval Group’s Canto/Contralto solutions,” dagdag nito.
Sa ilalim ng kontrata, magsu-supply ang Naval Group ng nasabing defensive systems sa BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) at BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151).
“The setting to work and testing of Contralto were performed at Subic-Agila Bay in the Philippines on August 31, 2023 in the presence of representatives from the PN, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Ministry of Defense (Department of National Defense) and industrials responsible for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) systems,” pahayag ng Naval Group.
Ang commissioning ng ASW at Contralto anti-torpedo reaction modules ang kukumpleto sa armament ng dalawang Jose Rizal-class frigates.
Isinagawa ang pagkakabit ng Contralto matapos ang upgrade ng combat management system mula sa Hanwha Systems at C-Guard decoy launcher systems galing naman sa Terma.
“The next contractual milestone is planned in 2024 with the delivery of Canto anti-torpedo countermeasures and the training of the crews by Naval Group,” dagdag nito.
Ang Canto ang pinakabagong countermeasure generation sa defense industry. RNT/SA