Thai Navy delays frigate from South Korea in favor of Chinese landing ship

The RTN delays frigate from South Korea in favor of Chinese landing ship

 

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The Royal Thai Navy has ordered a delay in the building of the second multi-purpose frigate, by South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo, because it wants a landing ship to be delivered first for use in disaster relief operations and as a support ship for its submarine.

 

A well-informed RTN source said that Commander-in-Chief Admiral Luechai Rooddit ordered Daewoo to delay the construction of the second frigate, a vessel estimated to cost about 15 billion baht, because the RTN think that the Chinese built landing ship, costing about 6.1 billion baht, should be given priority because it will be deployed as a support ship for the RTN’s first submarine, also being built in China, and be used in disaster relief operations.

 

The first frigate, originally named HTMS Tachin, was renamed HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej in honor of the late King by HM the King, and was delivered last December.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/the-rtn-delays-frigate-from-south-korea-in-favor-of-chinese-landing-ship/

 

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