Pattani-class corvette (Type P15T)

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Operators:
Type:
Planned:
2
Completed:
2
Complement:
84
Displacement:
1460 t
Length:
95.5 m
Beam:
11.6 m
Propulsion:
  • 2 * Ruston16RK270 diesel engines
  • 2 * shafts with controllable pitch propellers
Speed:
25 knots
Range:
3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Electronics:
  • 1 * Selex RAN-30X/I multimode surveillance radar with IFF
  • 1 * Rheinmetall TMX/EO fire control radar and optronic director
  • 3 * Raytheon Anschutz NSC-25 SeaScout navigational radar
  • Atlas Elektronik COSYS combat management system
  • Raytheon Anschutz IBS/INS NSC-series
  • Communication system: Rohde & Schwarz Integrated Communication system
Armament:
  • 1 * Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid
  • 2 * Denel Land Systems GI-2 20mm autocannon
  • 2 * U.S. Ordnance M2HB .50 caliber machine gun

Under a May 2002 agreement, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation built the HTMS Pattani and her sister ship HTMS Naratiwat at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. The HTMS Pattani was launched in 2004 and delivered to the Royal Thai Navy on 16 December 2005.

The Thai Navy's Pattani-class OPV bears a resemblance to the subsequent Chinese Type 056 corvette, though the later is up-gunned relative to the Thai OPV, with four YJ-3/C803 ASM and a FL-3000N RAM launcher aft, while the former has a much taller superstructure. Built for the Royal Thai Navy by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, each OPV cost about US$50 million. The vessels were commissioned in 2006-2007.

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