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Tachin-class Guided Missile Frigate

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The Tachin-class guided missile frigates are a pair of frigates under construction for the Royal Thai Navy. They are based on the South Korean Gwanggaeto the Great-class destroyers.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Guided Missile Frigate
  • Service Period: 2020-
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 404 feet (123.14 meters)
    • Beam: 47 feet 3 inches (14.4 meters)
    • Draught: 26 feet 3 inches (8 meters)
    • Displacement; 3,700 tons
  • Crew: 136
  • Installed Power: 4 x Ship Service Power Generation (Each of 830 kW Rated output)
  • Propulsion: 2 x diesel engines, 1 x controllable pitch propellor
  • Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,408 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Saab Sea Giraffe 4A S-Band Long Range 3D Air/Surface Search Radar
    • Saab Sea Giraffe AMB C-Band Medium Range 3D Air/Surface Search Radar
    • ASO Bow Sonar
    • ACTAS Towed Array Sonar
  • Countermeasures:
    • Mk.53 Nulka decoy launchers
  • Armament
    • 1 x 76mm/62-caliber OTO Melara naval gun
    • 1 x 8-cell Mk.41 VLS (fires RUM-139 VL-ASROC and RIM-162 ESSM)
    • 2 x 4-cannister Mk.141 SSM Launchers (fires RGM-84L Harpoon Blk.2+ AShMs)
    • 2 x 30mm DS30M Mk.II autocannons
    • 2 x .50-caliber M2HB machine guns
    • 2 x 12.75" Mk.32 triple torpedo tubes (fires Mk.44/46 lightweight torpedoes)
    • 2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x S-70B Sea Hawk or MH-60S Knighthawk maritime helicopter

Unit Run[edit]

  • HTMS Tachin (FFG-471) - fitting out
  • HTMS Prasae (FFG-472) - under construction
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