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Thai Navy signed a contract with the "Daewoo" for the construction of a multi-purpose frigate

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Thai Navy signed a contract with the "Daewoo" for the construction of a multi-purpose frigate

Thailand's 8 August signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to build the first of the two multi-purpose frigates planned for delivery.


According to Jaynes Defense Weekly, the contract value is 14,6 billion baht (about 468 million dollars). It is assumed that the frigate will be a modernized version of the destroyer KDX-1 (Kwanggaeto Daewang), which DSME built for the Republic of Korea Navy. Delivery will be completed by August 2018.

As TSAMTO previously reported, in April of this year, the tender commission of the Thai Navy chose Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, the winner of the tender for the construction of new frigates for the Thai Navy. In the final, DSME competed with another company from the Republic of Korea. Previously, shipbuilding companies from Spain, Italy and China were excluded from the number of contenders for victory.

According to a source in the Thai Navy, one of the key requirements for the purchase was to ensure the effective use of the frigate without foreign assistance. Discussion of the division of labor is not yet complete.

The ship will be built by DSME in the Republic of Korea. As part of the DSME program will transfer to Thai industry the technology necessary for the maintenance and repair of frigates. In addition, the Thai industry will be involved in the supply of some components.

The displacement of the new frigate will be about 3650 t, length - 122,5 m, width - 14,4 m. The ship will be able to reach a maximum speed of 30 knots, cruising range - more than 4000 nautical miles, crew - 136 people. During construction, low-invasive technologies will be used, as well as modern weapons systems from Europe and the USA will be purchased, which will make it possible to combat submarines, surface ships and air threats.

The new frigates will replace two Knox-class ships in service, which were built in the 1960. and after recovery transferred to the US Navy of Thailand in the late 1990-ies.

The frigates will be used to protect the exclusive economic zone of the country and mineral deposits in the Gulf of Siam. As expected, in the case of the availability of funds, a contract for the construction of a second frigate will be signed over the next several years.
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  1. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 12 August 2013 11: 56 New
    -7
    The Turks were disappointed. Also on Korean consumer goods hooked.
    1. T80UM1
      T80UM1 12 August 2013 12: 51 New
      +4
      Korean consumer goods account for 80% of global shipbuilding. If they themselves do not know how, let them order.
      1. alone
        alone 12 August 2013 15: 41 New
        +1
        Turks build ships in their shipyards. Koreans only buy engines. The main thing is that they refuse from Western components. it's not bad anymore
        1. ayyildiz
          ayyildiz 12 August 2013 15: 54 New
          +1
          Turkey uses MTU engines! That eats German hi
    2. Constantine
      Constantine 12 August 2013 16: 58 New
      +4
      Quote: Kibalchish
      The Turks were disappointed. Also on Korean consumer goods hooked.


      We don’t know stories .. We didn’t teach geography ... But:
      Quote: Kibalchish
      Discussed topics, I understand better than you. Now, looking at your comments, I want to send their author to school, but now the holidays.


      The more I read your writings, dear, the longer I will live wassat
  2. olegff68
    olegff68 12 August 2013 12: 11 New
    +8
    Hyundai Shipyards and Dao Shipyards are one of the largest and most efficient in the world, with the most complete production cycle (minimum of subcontractors) and the widest range of final products, with customers all over the world (including the Russian Federation and the USA). Well, it’s not a sin for anyone to adopt experience !!!
    1. Furnace driver
      Furnace driver 12 August 2013 12: 25 New
      +1
      Yes, what experience to adopt ... sad For example, Gazprom will again have supply vessels - they will take Koreans - they decided to take up liquefied gas, because they have missed this market niche.
  3. Siberian
    Siberian 12 August 2013 13: 59 New
    +1
    Thai Navy signed a contract with the "Daewoo" for the construction of a multi-purpose frigate
    Why do they need these frigates, it seems that their state is not threatened "EXCEPT OUR TOURISTS". There is nowhere to put money to?
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 12 August 2013 19: 26 New
      +1
      Quote: Siberian
      Why do they need these frigates, it seems that their state is not threatened "EXCEPT OUR TOURISTS". There is nowhere to put money to?

      The article states
      Frigates will be used to protect the country's exclusive economic zone and mineral deposits

      that is, it is necessary to read: "To protect against China's claims"!
  4. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 12 August 2013 14: 18 New
    +4
    Well, what do we want the Thai fleet and is not bad now: its own light aircraft carrier "Chakri Nauberet", built according to the Spanish project "Prince of Asturias" with 6 AV-8S Matadors (though withdrawn from service in 2006) and 4-6 anti-submarine helicopters S- 70B; 10 frigates: 2 "Naresuan" frigates (Chinese ships with American weapons) with "Sparrow" UVP and "Harpoon" anti-ship missiles; 2 former American "Oliver X Perry", 4 Chinese "Chao Fraya" with RCC, 2 former American "Knox", which just want to replace; 3 self-built anti-submarine corvettes "Khamrosin"; 2 American-built corvettes (rather MRK) "Ratanakosir" with anti-ship missiles "Harpoon"; 2 US patrol ships Bayandor and the obsolete British frigate Makut Rajakumarn, used as a training ship; 6 RCA of Italian and Singapore construction with RCC "Exocet" and "Gabriel" and 3 AKA. Thailand itself is actively building patrol vessels. Yours faithfully! hi
    "Chakri Nauberet2 and the American Kitty Hawk"
    1. alone
      alone 12 August 2013 15: 44 New
      +2
      for the state of Thailand is not bad at all.
  5. zennon
    zennon 12 August 2013 15: 07 New
    -2
    To the big ship ...
  6. Manager
    Manager 12 August 2013 15: 24 New
    +2
    The question is different, on horseradish goat button accordion.
    1. Gray-haired Siberian
      Gray-haired Siberian 12 August 2013 16: 01 New
      +1
      Quote: Manager
      The question is different, on horseradish goat button accordion.

      Probably they also have their opponents-Malaysia all sorts there with Burma.
      1. Hon
        Hon 12 August 2013 23: 17 New
        0
        And the Islamists
  7. gerafak
    gerafak 12 August 2013 22: 42 New
    0
    Southeast Asia is not an easy region, Thailand is one of the leaders in the region, so without a more efficient fleet they are nowhere ..
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