Thailand conducts first ESSM firing from Chinese-made frigate at 'CARAT' 2015

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BANGKOK, -- The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Type 25T Naresuan-class guided-missile frigate HTMS Naresuan has successfully conducted its first live test-firing of the RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM), a US Navy (USN) public affairs officer confirmed to IHS Jane's on 3 September.

Naresuan (421) conducted the test firing on 30 August in the Gulf of Thailand as part of the annual 'Co-operation Afloat Readiness and Training' ('CARAT') exercise between the USN, the US Marine Corps, and the Royal Thai Armed Forces

Royal Thai Navy's HTMS Naresuan launching an ESSM for the first time, at CARAT 2015.

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