Saturday, June 12, 2021

Royal Thai Navy show its interest in BAE 99 meters corvette

Royal Thai Navy show its interest in BAE 99 meters corvette.

The class is currently being deliver to Royal Navy of Oman as the Khareef-class corvette. The design was derived from River-class OPV in which RTN bought as the HTMS Karbi. The corvette will have a significant improved capability and capable of handling 12-tons helicopter.

RTN has a requirement of another two OPV (excluding the second OPV currently building). In the longer term, ThaiArmedForce.com believe that RTN will have a requirement of the corvette/frigate to replace HTMS Pinkao, HTMS Tapi, HTMS Kirirat, and HTMS Makutrachakuman.

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