BAE Systems Naval Ships has signed a new contract with Bangkok Dock to assist in the licensed construction of a second 90m long offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Thai Navy.
Under the agreement, BAE Systems Naval Ships will provide engineering support and advice during construction of the vessel in Thailand.
The Royal Thai Navy accepted its first 90m offshore patrol vessel, HTMS KRABI, from Bangkok Dock in 2013, which is a variant of the baseline British design. HTMS KRABI has already completed around 1000 days at sea with the Royal Thai Navy. BAE Systems Naval Ships delivered three similar vessels to the Brazilian Navy from 2013 to 2014.
BAE Systems is also constructing three offshore patrol vessels for the UK Royal Navy.