Royal Thai Navy’s DW-3000F Frigate

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK to deliver Bow and Towed Sonar systems for new Royal Thai Navy frigate

18 December 2013

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH has been commissioned by the Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) with the supply and integration of a bow sonar (ASO) as well as a low-frequency active towed array sonar (ACTAS) for a new frigate of the Royal Thai Navy. Delivery of the systems is planned to take place early in 2016. …

The ASO bow sonar operates in the frequency range between 6 and 9 kHz and provides a surveillance radius of up to 15 kilometres around the ship. This makes it most suitable for the self-protection of the ship. The towed array sonar ACTAS operates in the low-frequency range from about 2 kHz and permits observation of the sea space at ranges considerably above 60 kilometres, depending on the propagation conditions of the water. This gives the sonar an operational range that by far exceeds that of radars and the weapons range of submarines. The system is therefore not only ideal for hunting submarines but also for the wide-area reconnaissance of surface combatants.

Main image source headshot.tnews.co.th

Progress report

Dated Jan 25, 2017

Dated Jan 22, 2017

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 Dated Jan 19, 2017

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*ความคืบหน้า โครงการต่อเรือฟริเกตสมรรถนะสูง ของกองทัพเรือไทย

*ความคืบหน้า โครงการต่อเรือฟริเกตสมรรถนะสูง ของกองทัพเรือไทย นี่เป็นรายงานข่าวอย่างไม่เป็นทางการจาก พัทธนันท์ สงชัย ครับ..
เรือฟริเกตสมรรถนะสูง (ร.ล.ท่าจีน 471) ของกองทัพเรือไทย ซึ่งกำลังทำการต่อที่อู่ DSME ประเทศเกาหลีใต้ มีรายงานว่า วันจันทร์ที่ 23 ม.ค.2560 พลเรือเอก ณะ อารีนิจ ผู้บัญชาการทหารเรือ จะเดินทางไปเป็นประธานในพิธีปล่อยเรือลงน้ำเพื่อติดตั้งระบบอาวุธและระบบไฟฟ้า..Source thaidefense-news.blogspot.com
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DW 3000F class : 2 (one will be constructed in Korea and one in Local )

A ship Frigate has been selected. The series was developed from class destroyer Kwanggaeto Class Destroyer (KDX-I), which ships the Navy Frigate supply. Designing and building ships Using the standard US military. And Korea Navy The certification is recognized by the Institute classified the ship, a member of IACS (International Association of Classifications Society) by such a ship. Is liable to a maximum of 3,700 tons of water, maximum speed 30 knots continuous operating range of around 4,000 nautical miles, the nature of the ship’s 136 troops designed using Stealth. Technology and reduces diffusion magnetic resonance hull.Including reducing the spread of sound underwater. Install a combat system and weapons from Europe and America. The combat operations as well as three-dimensional self-defense at close range. By European standards, the US Navy and is currently in use and supply.
Boat building is carried out at the company’s shipyard DSME in South Korea during the years 2556 – 2561 built vessel, with wages totaling about 14,600 million baht, the price including VAT. Parts, tools, documentation, support the experimental testing, training, technology transfer and other related issues.

Armament

Weapon system

8 x SSM
VLS with capabilities of
     + 8 x Canisters (max 32 ESSM).
     + Vertical Launch Anti-submarine Rocket (VLA).
     + Nulka Active-off board ECM.
     + SM2 **
1 x 76/62 Stealth Shield, Multi feeding system.
    (Max range 40- 45 km with smart ammunition).
2 x 30 mm Guns (200 RPM) x CIWS (4,500 RPM).
2 x .50 inch (Range; 2 km).
2 x Trainable Triple tube torpedo launchers.

Fire Control Systems 

2 x Radar Fire Control System
2 x Continuous Wave Illuminators
1 x Electro Optical Fire Control
2 x Target Designation Sight

Oto Melara 76/62 Stealth Shield, Multi feeding system

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Technical data:

Caliber: 3 inches / 76,2 mm
Barrel lenght: 186 inches / 4,72 meters (= 62 caliber)
Weight: 7900kg, empty (Super Rapid)
Shell: 76 x 900 mm / 12,34 kilograms
Elevation: – 15° to + 85°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of fire: Compact: 85 rpm / Super Rapid: selectable from single shot up to 120 rpm
Muzzle Velocity: 925 m/s (1100 m/s – DART)
Magazine: Compact: 80 rounds / SR: 85 rounds
 
Range:
16 kilometers with standard ammunition
20 km with extended range ammunition
up to 40 km with VULCANO ammunition

Ammunition:
HE (high explosive) – 6,296kg / Range 16km / effective range 8km (4km vs. air targets at elev. 85°)
MOM (multi-role OTO munition)
PFF (pre-formed fragmentation) – anti-missile ammunition
SAPOM (semi-armored piercing OTO munition) – 6,35kg / Range 16km
SAPOMER (semi-armored piercing OTO munition, extended range) – Range 20km
DART (driven ammunition reduced time of flight) – sub-calibre guided ammunition against multiple targets
(missiles and maneuvering targets at sea) 4,2kg in barrel / 3,5kg in flight / 660mm lenght / effective range >8km
VULCANO (76mm unguided and guided extended range ammunition) – under development

Source seaforces.org

1 × OTO Melara 76 mm 

2 x CIWS

CWIS1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS YouTube/Daily Military Defence & Archive

2 x 30 mm Guns

2 x DS-30M automated small calibre gun 30mm DS30M Mark 2 is a ship-protection system made by MSI-Defence Systems consisting of a 30mm Mark 44 Bushmaster II cannon on an automated mount. (wiki)

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8 x SSM

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8 x Harpoon anti-ship missiles The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system, developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas in excess of 67 nmi (124 km) depending on launch platform Sea-skimming cruise monitored by radar altimeter / active radar terminal homing 537 miles per hour (864 km/h)(240 m/s) (wiki)

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8 x Canisters (max 32 ESSM)

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8 cell Mk.41 vertical launch system “quad-packed”

32 x RIM-162 ESSM – RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM)

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32 x RIM-162 ESSM – RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) is a development of the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft. ESSM is designed to counter supersonic maneuvering anti-ship missiles. ESSM also has the ability to be “quad-packed” in the Mk 41 VLS system, allowing up to four ESSMs to be carried in a single cell. Compared to the Sea Sparrow, ESSM has a larger, more powerful rocket motor for increased range and agility, as well as upgraded aerodynamics using strakes and skid-to-turn. In addition, ESSM takes advantage of the latest missile guidance technology, with different versions for Aegis/AN/SPY-1, Sewaco/APAR, and traditional target illumination all-the-way. The improved ESSM Block II will be fielded by the US Navy from 2020. (wiki)

1 × VL-ASROC

2 × Mk.32 torpedo tubes triple launch tubes 

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Mark 44 torpedoes – The Mark 44 is a modular design, consisting of four main sections. The blunt nose contains the active sonar seeker with the 75-pound (34 kg) high-explosive warhead immediately behind it. The second section contains the guidance and gyroscopes. The third contains the 24 kilowatt seawater battery which uses silver chloride and magnesium electrodes with seawater acting as the electrolyte. Finally is the propulsion section which houses the electric motor, four rectangular control fins and two contra-rotating propellers. (not confirmed that it is this type)

2 x .50 caliber machine gun 

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Nulka active missile decoy

Nulka is an Australian designed and developed active missile decoy built by an American/Australian collaboration. Used aboard warships of the United States Navy (USN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), United States Coast Guard (USCG), and Royal Canadian Navy, Nulka is a rocket propelled, disposable, offboard, active decoy designed to ″seduce″ anti-ship missiles away from their targets. It has a unique design in that it hovers in mid air while seducing the incoming anti-ship missile. The hovering rocket concept was initiated in Australia by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), and the system was designed, developed and then manufactured by AWA Defence Industries (AWADI) (now BAE Systems Australia). The word “Nulka” is of Australian Aboriginal origin and means “be quick”. (wiki)

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Sensor

Surveillance system 

1 x 3 D Long Range Radar (> 350 Km).
1 x 3 D Medium Range Radar (> 180 Km).
3 x Navigation Radar
1 x Surveillance Camera (TV and thermal imager).
1 x Hull Mounted Sonar
1 x Towed Array Sonar
2 x IFF
1 x Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

Sea Giraffe 4A medium- and long-range AESA surveillance radar

Sea Giraffe 4A antenna3 D Long range radar 350 km – (I’m guessing Sea Giraffe 4A medium- and long-range AESA surveillance radar but it has a range of 280 km only)

IMPORTANT FEATURES

  • Automatic air and surface surveillance and tracking including tracking-on-jam
  • Classification of both hovering and moving helicopters
  • Target indication to weapon systems for both anti-air and anti-surface engagements
  • 360˚ mortar/rocket alert and weapon location
  • Target designation for long-range surface-to-air missiles

Extensive ECCM capability

The Sea Giraffe 4A provides extensive Electronic Counter-Counter Measure (ECCM) to meet the complex ECM environment of today and tomorrow. Methods of countering noise and deceptive jamming and chaff are included such as:

  • Ultra-low side-lobe levels including side-lobe blanking
  • Frequency agility; pulse to pulse, burst to burst, and scan to scan frequency agility
  • Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) to reject false alarms caused by clutter and/or noise jamming
  • PRF switching and PRF stagger with random jitters
  • Intermittent (or random) transmission to confuse hostile ESMs and anti-radiating missiles
  • Sector transmission that can be independently defined by the operator
  • Automatic selection of least jammed frequency
  • Automatic jammer detection and tracking in both azimuth and elevation
  • LPI waveforms

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION

Sea Giraffe 4A baseline configuration

The Sea Giraffe 4A has the following main hardware units:

  • Antenna including RF parts and turntable (AU)
  • Liquid Cooling Unit (LCU)
  • Signal Data Unit (SDU)
  • Power Distribution System (PDS)

Upgrading and extended capabilities

  • Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator antenna
  • IFF interrogator
  • IFF transponder equipments

Technical data

Radar type Stacked beam 3D radar
Antenna type AESA, digital beam forming
Frequency S (E/F) band
Elevation coverage > 70 degrees
Rotation rate 30 or 60 rpm
Search volume 360° or in a sector
Instrumented range 280 km

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Giraffe 4A and Sea Giraffe 4A: medium- to long-range radars, combining air surveillance, air defence, sense and warn and weapon locating capabilities in a single, low-footprint S-band AESA-based unit.

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Sea Giraffe AMB

3 D Medium range radar 180 km – Sea Giraffe AMB

This multi-role 3D radar provides a full range of functions for simultaneous:

  • Air surveillance and tracking, including tracking-on-jam
  • Surface surveillance and tracking
  • Target classification of both moving and hovering helicopters
  • Navigation/close combat capabilities
  • Target indication to weapon systems for precision anti-air and anti-surface engagement
  • Gunfire support, including high-resolution splash spotting

The radar simultaneously detects small fast-moving targets at all altitudes and in severe clutter. The surface channel gives a high probability of detecting very small targets in close proximity to the surface, for example rib boats and periscopes.

The radar has been proven in all kinds of environments including regions with extensive ducting conditions.

The concurrently processing target returns from multiple digitally shaped narrow receive beams in elevation results in high altitude coverage and monopulse accuracy in elevation. The radar covers the full search volume every second.

In order to relieve operator interaction, Sea Giraffe AMB provides fully automatic operation on both air and surface targets, supported by a variety of different clutter maps and doppler processing to eliminate both land and weather-driven clutter.

Sea Giraffe AMB provides the most comprehensive Electronic Counter-Countermeasure (ECCM) capabilities available today including ultra-low antenna side-lobes.

MAIN HARDWARE UNITS

Today the Sea Giraffe AMB has the designation AN/SPS 77 V(1) for the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship, LCS 2/4 and AN/SPS 77 V(2) for LCS 6 and higher.

Sea Giraffe AMB comprises the following main hardware units:

  • Antenna Unit (AU)
  • Transmitter Unit (TRU)
  • Signal and Data Unit (SDU)
  • Power Distribution System (PDS)

The following extended capabilities for the Sea Giraffe AMB baseline product configuration are available:

  • Stealth Radome
  • 360˚ mortar/rocket detection and alert (C-RAM)
  • Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator antenna
  • IFF interrogator
  • Improved detection range and redundancy with an additional transmitter unit

The stealth radome is built with Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS) to minimise the Radar Cross Section (RCS) and infrared signature of the above-deck parts of the Sea Giraffe AMB. The radome is capable of carrying equipment on the top, for example an ESM, ELINT and/or a COMINT. The counter rocket, artillery and mortar alert function detects, tracks and classifies very small ballistic objects in severe clutter. The point of impact, the ballistic trajectory as well as the impact position are calculated. A warning signal of impact position is given well in advance, allowing the ship to perform an evasive manoeuvre in order to avoid being hit.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Radar type Stacked beam 3D radar
Antenna type 3D phased array, digital beam forming
Frequency C (G/H)-band
Elevation coverage > 70 degrees
Rotation rate 60 RPM
Instrumented range 180 km
Sea Giraffe AMBThe towed array sonar ACTAS operates in the low-frequency range from about 2 kHz and permits observation of the sea space at ranges considerably above 60 kilometres, depending on the propagation conditions of the water.
Electronic Warfare System
1 x Radar ESM
1 x Communication ESM
6 x Decoy Launchers
Active-off board ECM
Communications
1 x Integrated Communication System
Link RTN, Link G & Link E.
1 x TACAN
1 x SAT Communication
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Features and capabilities General

Liable to drive up water
3,700 ton
dimension
123 x 14.4 x 8 (m).  
Persistence sea
Sea State 8 (Survivability)
maximum speed
 30 Knots
operating distance
4,000 NM @ 18 Knots
drive system
2 x Diesels + 1 x GE, Controllable Pitch Propeller.
electrical system
4 x Ship Service Power Generation (Each of 830 kW Rated output).
caravel
1 x RHIB
The system ships >
Stealth Technology   
– RCS (Radar Cross Section) Reduction.
– IR (Infra Red Reduction).                                                  
– URN (Underwater Radiated Noise) Reduction. 
– Degaussing
– NBC Protection System
helicopter  
1 x 10 Ton Helo (S-70B Sea hawk or MH-60S Knight hawk) with Hangar.   
Troops
136 Mr.
The battle system director  
15 x MFC (Multi Function Consoles).
weapon system
8 x SSM
VLS with capabilities of
     + 8 x Canisters (max 32 ESSM).
     + Vertical Launch Anti-submarine Rocket (VLA).
     + Nulka Active-off board ECM.
     + SM2 **
1 x 76/62 Stealth Shield, Multi feeding system.
    (Max range 40- 45 km with smart ammunition).
2 x 30 mm Guns (200 RPM) x CIWS (4,500 RPM).
2 x .50 inch (Range; 2 km).
2 x Trainable Triple tube torpedo launchers.
Fire Control Systems 
2 x Radar Fire Control System
2 x Continuous Wave Illuminators
1 x Electro Optical Fire Control
2 x Target Designation Sight
surveillance system 
1 x 3 D Long Range Radar (> 350 Km).
1 x 3 D Medium Range Radar (> 180 Km).
3 x Navigation Radar
1 x Surveillance Camera (TV and thermal imager).
1 x Hull Mounted Sonar
1 x Towed Array Sonar
2 x IFF
1 x Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).
Electronic Warfare System
1 x Radar ESM
1 x Communication ESM
6 x Decoy Launchers
Active-off board ECM 
communications
1 x Integrated Communication System
Link RTN, Link G & Link E.
1 x TACAN
1 x SAT Communication
                                                                                                                      
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** Navy Frigate designed hull and infrastructure improvements that can fire missile missile surface – to – air SM2 including a plan prepared to support them. The manufacturer of the system components that are involved.Missile launching pad launching pad’s vertical combat system director. And fire control radar Point range radar(Illuminator) to support the improvement of fire weapons such as the Navy’s needs and circumstances, budget permitting.

Conclude

Naval Frigate supply at this time. The ship Frigate high performance in the Navy. A completely operating in the sea every dimension. The features and capabilities of the mission and functions assigned to it effectively and efficiently. Meet the needs of the Navy. And objectives of the project
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Updated Jan 22, 2017
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6 thoughts on “Royal Thai Navy’s DW-3000F Frigate

      1. nonothai Post author

        Sorry it does have towed sonar “Each frigate is equipped with an EDO ALOFTS Model 980 active low-frequency towed-array sonar (Variable Depth Sonar). ALOFTS (Active Low Frequency Towed Sonar) provides long, medium, and short-range detection, localization, classification, and tracking of submarines in blue and littoral water environments. ALOFTS combines a proven active acoustic source in a variable depth body with an attached towed array to receive active sonar signals.”

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