This Warship From New Zealand Will Arrive in the Philippines Tomorrow

Published on April 3, 2017 by

The Frigate will arrive in our country and will be docking at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila tomorrow.

The HMNZS TE KAHA – F77 Frigate is designed to fight and evade her enemies and take battle damage. Her primary mission is to ensure the security and prosperity to the country it serves, by undertaking maritime security patrols and surveillance operations to protect sea lines of communication or trade routes.



  • Air, surface and underwater warfare operations
  • Sustained and independent surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Multinational task force operations
  • Naval gunfire
  • Search and rescue
  • Vertical and cross-deck replenishment (delivery services/logistics)
  • Medical evacuation
  • Interception and boarding
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Humanitarian aid and disaster relief
  • Support for other government agencies, including Police, Primary Industries, Customs and Department of Conservation
  • Training for the Navy


  • Displacement: 3,600 tonnes
  • Beam: 14.8 meters
  • Draught: 6.2 metres
  • Length: 118 meters
  • Speed: 27+ knots
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles at 18 knots
  • Complement: 178 crew (25 officers, 153 ratings), plus 10 flight personnel


  • Main Gun: 5-inch 54mm caliber fully automatic lightweight gun
  • Missiles: Eight cell Vertical Launch System which houses the NATO Seasparrow Mk 41 air defense missile
  • CWIS: PHALANX Close-In Weapons System
  • Torpedos: Mk46 Mod 5 Anti-submarine Torpedos
  • Helicopter: One Kaman Super Seasprite SH-2G(I) with a combination of torpedos, depth charges, Penguin air-to-ship missiles and M60 machine gun
  • Small arms: Numerous small arms, ranging from 50-calibre machine guns and mini-Typhoon automatic weapons to 9mm pistols

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