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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.
China 49
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Turkey 16
2

India 15
3

Italy 14
4

United Kingdom 13
5

Greece 13
6

Canada 12
7

France 11
8

Spain 11
9

South Korea 11
10

Australia 11
11

Egypt 11
12

Germany 10
13

Pakistan 10
14

Brazil 9
15

Indonesia 8
16

Saudi Arabia 7
17

Iran 6
18

North Korea 6
19

Singapore 6
20

Norway 5
21

Russia 4
22

Philippines 4
23

Romania 3
24

Poland 2
25

Syria 2
26

Malaysia 2
27

Netherlands 2
28

Ukraine 1
29

Azerbaijan 1
30

USA 0
31

Japan 0
32

Israel 0
33

Sweden 0
34

Armenia 0
35

Switzerland 0
36

Hungary 0
37

Austria 0
38

United Arab Emirates 0
39

Finland 0
40