Three strongest navies in Southeast Asia, surprise with Thailand

By Defence View

With a very complex geographical position, this country is required to invest heavily in its navy. Indonesia is also a rare country in the region, capable of building its own frigates.

The country’s Martadinata-class missile frigates, locally built by Indonesia, are based on a Dutch license. In addition, the navy is also equipped with Exocet anti-ship missiles from France.

In addition to extremely powerful missile frigates, Indonesia also has a huge submarine fleet, along with the ability to build its own submarines based on technology transfer from South Korea.

In the event of war, the capabilities of the Indonesian navy will be further enhanced, with its excellent self-manufacturing capacity. Quite surprising when Singapore is said to be the country with the second-largest naval power in Southeast Asia today.

In particular, the backbone of this country’s navy is stealth frigates, built according to the Formidable class designed and manufactured by France.

All 6 Formidable-class warships of the current Singapore Navy, have put the country into the second most powerful position in the region, despite the fact that Singapore only owns 38 pioneering warships in the service.

The main weapons of the Formidable-class warships in Singapore’s service today are the world’s most modern Harpoon anti-ship missiles, imported from the US by this country.

The most surprising point is that 5 of the 6 Formidable-class warships that this country owns, up to 5 are built in the country, only the first one is imported from abroad.

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