Thales Taking Part in Royal Thai Navy Modernization

November 18, 2019 – Thales has been a partner to the Royal Thai Navy for the last 50 years, since the first radars were contracted for the Tapi class frigates. With its established track record and numerous solutions from sensors to integrated combat systems for various vessels of RTN’s fleet, Thales is an integral partner to the RTN and celebrates the successful delivery of two major naval projects this year. Modernising and extending Royal Thai Navy’s minehunting capabilities On the 11th of June 2019, Thales delivered two modernised and upgraded…

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U.S., Royal Thai Navy Conduct Joint Submarine Training During CARAT Thailand 2019

June 17, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted joint submarine knowledge exchanges and simulations at Sattahip Naval Base during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2019 from May 28 to June 8. Training events included subject matter expert exchanges focusing on submarine operation procedures and tactics, along with simulated, integrated watch team scenarios conducted inside the RTN submarine simulator. “I am very pleased to see submariners from both sides learn from each other throughout several activities, from classroom training and seminars to integrating a submarine…

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U.S., Royal Thai Navy conclude CARAT Thailand 2019

June 10, 2019 – The 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand concluded during a ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Antietam (CG 54) at Sattahip Naval Base, June 8. The exercise, designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthen partnerships, included practical training covering the entire spectrum of naval operations, subject matter expert knowledge exchanges, and community outreach events. “This year marks a significant milestone in the U.S.-Thailand CARAT series because it represents a quarter century of a partnership that grows in strength and value every…

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U.S., Thailand kick off 25th CARAT exercise

May 28, 2019 – The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and Royal Thai Navy and Marine Corps kicked off the 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) during an opening ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base, May 29. CARAT, the U.S. Navy’s oldest and longest continually-running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia, strengthens partnerships between regional navies and enhances maritime security cooperation throughout the Indo-Pacific. The Royal Thai Navy has been a part of the annual CARAT series since the exercise began in 1995. “Thailand is a…

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Keel Laid for Second Royal Thai Navy RAmparts 3200 Tug

September 10, 2018 – After being awarded the construction contract of the second RAmparts 3200 tug early this year, the builder, Italthai Marine Limited of Thailand held the keel laying ceremony in July at its facility. The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) took delivery of the very successful RAmparts 3200 tug Panyi 857 from the same builder in 2016 and awarded this construction contract for a sister ship earlier this year. RTN senior officials including Admiral Naris Pratoomsuwan, Commander-in-Chief and the Navy Leadership attended the ceremony. The guests were accompanied by…

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DSME launches Royal Thai Navy frigate

January 23, 2017 – South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering launched a 3,650-ton frigate for the Royal Thai Navy on January 23. The launching ceremony took place at the company’s shipyard on Geoje Island and was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, Thailand’s ambassador of to the Republic of Korea and the CEO of DSME, among other dignitaries. The new frigate is 122.5 meters long, 14,4 meters wide and is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 30 knots. DSME said the frigate, which is based on the…

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