10 Februari 2017

RTN's New Frigate, the Most Powerful Frigate in Sout East Asia

10 Februari 2017


Stealth ship frigates DW-3000F number 471 of the Royal Thai Navy (photo : RTN)

According to the images that appear on the Internet, first DW-3000F stealth frigates of the Royal Thai Navy with hull number 471 main power has been installed, its radar tower also relatively complete.

According to the contract signed with South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will supply for Thailand one DW-3000F escort ships and technology transfer to build the second ship in this country.

The warships known as develoloped from prototype Gwanggaeto destroyer (KDX-1), the value of each ship up to 416 million.


3D realm Sea Giraffe AMB midrange radar and maritime navigation radar tower layout (image : Soha)

DW-3000F with full load of 3,700 tons of displacement; length 123 m; width 14.4 m; and 8 m draft. The ship is powered by combined diesel and gas engines, the maximum speed of 30 knots/h, a range of 4,000 nautical miles if sailing in the 18-nautical/h.

Sensors on DW-3000F is the realm of long-range radar Sea Giraffe 4A reconnaissance range 350 km; besides, Sea Giraffe AMB radar medium-range (range ; 180 km); comes with 3 maritime navigation radar; hydroacoustic positioning system (sonar) tensile and attached itself; 1 camera surveillance (including thermal imaging and TV channels); 2 jamming decoy launchers.

The armament of the ship is very strong and comprehensive, include 1 Oto Melara Super Rapid gun 76.2 mm; 2 ultra-range defense system near the Phalanx; 2 DS-30M gun pedestal size 30 mm Mark 2 automatic control; 2 Size 12.7mm M2 machine gun.

Vertical launch tubes and missile RIM-162 ESSM to equip DW-3000F (image : Soha)

Most notably on DW-3000F is the Mk 41 vertical launchers with eight launch tubes, which carries 32 medium-range air defense missile RIM-162 ESSM, or 8 RIM 66/67 Standard SM-2MR/ER, or VL ASROC anti-submarine missiles. Amidships also cruise missile launchers Harpoon anti-ship and anti-submarine lightweight torpedoes Mk 44.

Visible both in size and features, the DW-3000F of the Royal Thai Navy deserves to be regarded as No. 1 frigates in Southeast Asia, its power is even marginally better than Formidable class of the Republic of Singapore Navy.

This frigates will escort small aircraft carriers of the Navy with other warships owned many sizes, preparing to receive and then proceed to play in DW-3000F class warship, combined with attack submarines supplied by China, Thailand is on the road back to position the leading naval powers ASEAN.

(Soha)

26 komentar:

  1. Jadi bingung pak nur...ini radarnya pake SG-4A apa SG-AMB?

    BalasHapus
  2. Kalo ini bisa di sebut real frigate. Untuk kapal ke dua akan di buat di Thailand ...He..hee ,pada ikut jejak indonesia transfer tehnologi .....

    BalasHapus
  3. Oh Really? I thought its from Indonesia with one of the most powerful frigate even it is new and old alike.

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Et si quelqu`un l`ignoEt si quelqu`un l`ignore, qu`il l`ignore.

      Hapus
    2. Suppose to be 'Retarded detected'

      Hapus
    3. low IQ can be found within your group.

      Hapus
  4. jauh lebih baik daripada pkr sigma

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. baik ?
      klo gitchu pkr sigma bandel dong. gpp lah biasanya anak bandel itu lbh jenius, jujur dan brani. dibanding anak baik kliatannya alim tp iri ples maling haha!

      Hapus
  5. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Thai is currently being embargoed by USA due to the last coup? If so isn't the mk41 VLS will be without its teeth for a while?
    from what I know it's also because of the embargo that Thai decided to procure ukraine's oplot tanks (and later on Chinese vt4) as opposed to western design

    BalasHapus
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    1. Ato kalo enggak mk-41nya nglungsur dari fregat yang lama...

      Hapus
    2. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

      Hapus
  6. Congrats Thailand. Really awesome new frigate you got there. Hope our SGPV/LCS is as good as this too.

    BalasHapus
  7. With due respect, most of naval warfare analyst have rate RSN Frigates to be more capable in armaments including Aster 30 & up to 24 Harpoon SSM.Their decoys sensors are advanced too and waiting for French navy to upgrade Herakles radar on board FREMM frigates which RSN will follow suit.

    BalasHapus
  8. good for thailand.congratulation.

    BalasHapus
  9. Thailand radar capability still lesser than RSN Herakles and RMN SMART-S Mk 2

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. But their SAM is more effective and has slightly longer range than our LCS especially the Singaporean Formidable frigate. Kan best kalau TLDM pilih Aster. Mungkin sebab besaq sgt kot.

      Hapus
    2. @saiful

      Belum pasti juga bang...kan thailand belum menentukan pilih SG 4A ato SG AMB?

      Kalo dibanding AMB...herakles ato smart S lebih oke untuk iklim tropis

      Hapus
    3. Frigate tu ada 2 radar. radar UTAMA ialah SG 4A jarak 350km. Radar kedua ialah SG AMB jaraknya 180km.

      Kalau dilihat reka bentuk kapal ini, ia boleh ditambah 8 lagi VLS Mk41 menjadikan keseluruhan 16 buah VLS Mk41.

      Ini membolehkan kapal ini membawa 8 buah SM-2 dan 32 buah ESSM.

      Hapus
  10. number is matter to me, 6 units Formidable class of RSN still had advantage over the mix match of RTN Frigates fleets

    BalasHapus
  11. Kata kampung sebelah "NO YAKHONT NO PARTY". Betol kan brooo... 😁

    BalasHapus
  12. A well design heavy frigate or destroyers must have:-

    a) Sensor - 2 type of surface and air search radar
    b) Multilayers missile or air defence system.... long range (SM-2, ESSM or ASTER 30), medium range (ESSM, CAMM, Umkhonto-R or ASTER 15) and very short/short range defence ( Phalanx, FL-3000N, Mica, Umkhonto-IR, RIM-116)
    c) Capable of conducting Fleet defence - usually conducted by long and medium range air defence.
    d) Helicopter, Torpedo and towed array sonar for ASW
    e) Multiple decoy system for radar dan IR.

    DW-3000F class has achieved 80% of those requirements. Their only shortcoming is the number of VLS system it carried. the ideal number of MK41 VLS should be 32 (present only 8). So they can have a combination of 32 ESSM + 24 SM-2.

    RSN Formidable class got 32 VLS system which consists of 16 ASTER-15 + 16 ASTER-30.

    BalasHapus