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Navy - frigates

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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.

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China 51
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Taiwan 20
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Turkey 16
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India 15
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Italy 14
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United Kingdom 13
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South Korea 13
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Greece 13
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Canada 12
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France 11
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Spain 11
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Australia 11
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Egypt 11
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Germany 10
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Pakistan 10
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Brazil 9
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Indonesia 8
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Saudi Arabia 7
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Vietnam 7
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Russia 6
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Iran 6
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North Korea 6
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Singapore 6
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Norway 5
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Philippines 4
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Romania 3
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Poland 2
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Syria 2
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Malaysia 2
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Netherlands 2
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Ukraine 1
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Azerbaijan 1
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USA 0
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Japan 0
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Israel 0
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Sweden 0
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Armenia 0
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Switzerland 0
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Hungary 0
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Austria 0
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United Arab Emirates 0
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Finland 0
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Qatar 0
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Jordan 0
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