South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo confirmed at a press conference at Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Monday that the transfer of military equipment including a Pohang-class corvette to Philippine military is going on as planned.
“The relevant assets we are transferring to the Philippines is going as planned and we will give the best of support,” Minister Han said as quoted by Philippine News Agency.
South Korea sees the donation as a small token compared with the great contribution of Filipino troops during the Korean War.
It is expected that the said warship will arrive with intact armament and sensors.
The South Korean government has committed a corvette, a landing craft utility and 16 rubber boats.
The landing craft utility and rubber boats have already arrived May this year.