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Interactive map of frigates in each country. Supported countries only.
In modern navies, frigates are used to protect other warships and merchant-marine ships.
Nearly all modern frigates are equipped with some form of offensive or defensive missiles, and as such are rated as guided-missile frigates.
Multi-role frigates are designed for navies needing warships deployed in a variety of situations that a general frigate class would not be able to fulfill and not requiring the need for deploying destroyers. Some frigates are specialised for anti-submarine warfare.
New classes of ships similar to corvettes are optimized for high-speed deployment and combat with small craft rather than combat between equal opponents.