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In South Korea, launched a frigate for the Thai Navy

At the shipyard of the Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), the launching ceremony of the lead frigate of the DW3000H project, which is being built for the Thai Navy, was held, reports Flotprom.

In South Korea, launched a frigate for the Thai Navy
Class KDX-1 Destroyer (South Korea)

The Korean company was selected by the customer in 2013. The cost of the main multipurpose frigate was about $ 468 million. The total number of orders for the 2 ship.

"It is assumed that the ship will be a modernized version of the South Korean destroyer KDX-1 (Kwanggaeto Daewang). As part of the project, DSME will transfer to Thai industry the technology necessary for the maintenance and repair of ships. In addition, Thai companies will take part in the supply of some components, "- said in a statement.

The cutting of steel for the lead frigate began in August 2015. The ship is scheduled to be handed over to the customer in August 2018.

According to the resource, "the length of the ship will be 122,5 m, width - 14,4 m, displacement - about 3650 tons, speed - up to 30 nodes, crew - 136 people." The sailing range will exceed 4000 miles.

When building a frigate technology was used "stealth". The ship will be equipped with modern weapons of European and American production, which will allow to fight with surface ships, submarines and air threats.

The new frigates will be involved in the protection of the "exclusive economic zone of the country and mineral deposits on the shelf in the Gulf of Thailand", the report says.
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  1. Bradley
    Bradley 25 January 2017 14: 51
    Well, .. Koreans can go to shipbuilding, they "ate the dog" for this.) laughing
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 25 January 2017 20: 32
      They can build a ship, but arm them - no, harpoons on the newest frigate are bad manners.
  2. donavi49
    donavi49 25 January 2017 15: 08
    The photo is not very, it's like illustrating the 11356 project - the usual 1135 Petrel.

    In fact there:
    MK41 with ЕССМ
    8 Harpoon Block2
    76mm Super Rapid Gun
    MZA Phalanges Block1in
    two helicopters
    6 TA

    The construction period is 2,5 years.
    1. LEK
      LEK 25 January 2017 18: 02
      Hello Donavi, where do you get the info? What resources?
  3. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 25 January 2017 15: 31
    Confirm class ....