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Thai stealth frigate
« on: January 26, 2017, 10:23:34 PM »

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Re: Thai stealth frigate
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 11:10:33 AM »
Saab receives order for combat management and radar systems for Royal Thai Navy frigate | Saab Group - 03 October 2013

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Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Korea, for development and integration of combat management and radar systems on a new frigate for the Royal Thai Navy. The order amounts to MSEK 850 (approx US$134 million).

The contract comprises of combat management system and radar system.

Saab is the combat system integrator. In addition to the supply of its own systems, Saab is also responsible for procurement and integrations of third-party systems.

Deliveries of ship equipment are scheduled to commence in 2016 and production will take place in Sweden, Denmark,Thailand and Australia.

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Re: Thai stealth frigate
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 11:17:02 AM »
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Re: Thai stealth frigate
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 01:38:58 PM »
From globalsecurity.org

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In September 2012 the Thai government approved the purchase of two medium-sized frigates with a budget of 1 billion U.S. dollars after denying allegation about the country's navy persistent request for submarines. The ships will beef up the capability of the Thai maritime force in patrolling the country's territorial waters in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea.

The 1-billion-US dollar fund, approved by the Yingluck Cabinet for the procurement of the frigates, is to be spent for a 10-year period, beginning from current fiscal year. The two frigates are unlikely be procured at the same time. The procurement of the frigates will supposedly take place in two phases: in the first, one frigate for 15bn Baht ($488m) during the fiscal years of 2012-2016 and during the second phase, another one for 15bn Baht during the fiscal years of 2014-2018. The navy is reportedly looking for ships with an approximate 4,000-ton displacement, which might be either brand-new or secondhand, depending on specifications and preferences of the commanding admirals.

The two frigates to be acquired will replace two US-made, Knox-class frigates, namely HTMS Phutthayodfa Chulalok and HTMS Phutthalertla Napalai, both scheduled to be decommissioned in 2015, Defense Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said. The two frigates would be capable of engaging in three possible combat scenarios with simultaneous maneuverability: anti-aircraft, anti-surface ship and anti-submarine warfare.

Other References:
  • Lockheed Martin Offers LCS to Thailand | Janes via Defense Studies Blogspot - 29 January 2013
  • S Korea to build Thai navy frigate | Bangkok Post - 21 Apr 2013
  • Thai Cabinet approved budget for the first phase of the frigate project | Royal Thai Navy - 30 July 2013

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Re: Thai stealth frigate
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 01:03:45 PM »
Government of Thailand Ė RGM-84L Harpoon Block II Surface Launched Missiles | DSCA - 10 August 2017

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Thailand for RGM-84L Harpoon Block II Surface Launched Missiles.  The estimated cost is $24.9 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 9, 2017.
 
The Government of Thailand has requested the possible sale of up to five (5) RGM-84L Harpoon Block II Surface Launched Missiles and one (1) RTM-84L Harpoon Block II Exercise Missile.  Also included are containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor representatives technical assistance, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.  The estimated cost is $24.9 million.
 
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The proposed sale will provide enhanced capabilities in effective defense of critical sea lines.  Thailand intends to use the missiles on its DW3000 Class Frigate.  The proposed sale of the Harpoon Block II missiles and support will increase the Royal Thai Navyís maritime partnership potential.  Thailand has purchased Harpoon missiles previously and will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces.

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Re: Thai stealth frigate
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 08:32:11 AM »
DSME Right on Track with Royal Thai Navy Frigate | Navy Recognition - 09 November 2017
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Thailand ordered the 3,650 tons frigate in August 2013 under a contract worth US$410 million.

The vessel, a "DW3000 F" Frigate, was fully designed and developed by DSME. It is 122.5 meters in length, 14.4 meters in width with a top speed of 30 knots. It can accommodate a crew of 135 sailors.

Talking to Navy Recognition at the show, a DSME representative explained that the vessel is fitted with a 76mm main gun by Oto Melara, a Phalanx CIWS, 8x Harpoon ant-ship missiles , 8x Mk41 VLS for (up to 32x) ESSM surface-to-air missiles, two MSI Defense 30mm remote weapon stations and two triple torpedo launchers by SEA.

The combat system fitted aboard the frigate is the 9LV Mk4 by Saab. The Swedish defense company has an important presence in Thailand and has been a long time supplier of the Thai armed forces in the three fields (air, sea and land).

As far as sensors are concerned, the future Royal Thai Navy frigate is fitted witha modern sensor suite:
Saab Sea Giraffe AMB surveillance radar, Sperry Marine navigation radar, 2x Saab CEROS 200 fire control radar, and Atlas Electronik ACTAS towed sonar and ASO hull mounted sonar.

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This frigate order is one of the largest defense contracts in Thailand's history. DSME has partnered with major domestic defense companies' equipments to promote joint growth with SMEs. Thailand is a major military power in Southeast Asia. Recently, in preparation for the dispute over territorial rights due to the increase of naval power in neighboring countries and the modernization project of ageing vessels in order to protect marine resources, DSME has been steadily strengthening the naval power of Thailand.

A DSME representative at the show told Navy Recognition that the future HTMS Tachine is currently undergoing sea trials and is set to be delivered in August 2018. The Royal Thai Navy may order a second Frigate of the same class. This second vessel could be built localy in Thailand.

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Re: Thai stealth frigate
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 12:40:07 AM »
From: Navy Recognition


Delivery ceremony for the Royal Thai Navy first DW3000 Frigate at DSME shipyard. Picture: DSME

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Re: Thai stealth frigate - DW3000 multipurpose frigate
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 01:15:40 AM »
DSME hands over Thailandís first DW3000 frigate | Janes - 19 December 2018
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The vessel, which will be in service as HTMS Tachin (471) once commissioned, was ceremonially handed over to senior RTN officials and the vessel's pioneering crew on 14 December at DSME's facilities in Okpo, South Korea.

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Re: Thai stealth frigate
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 02:48:09 AM »
Thailandís first South Korean-made frigate heads home | Janes - 04 January 2019
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Key Points:
* Thailand's first DW3000 frigate has left South Korea for Thailand
* The vessel is on track to be commissioned by the Royal Thai Navy in early 2019

The Royal Thai Navy's (RTN's) first South Korean-made multipurpose frigate, which will be in service as HTMS Tachin (471), is on its journey home from South Korea to Thailand.