LANGKAWI (Dec 4): Boustead has put up a model of the Gowind frigate at its booth for Lima 2011.
However before I left the Mahsuri hall at 630pm the model has yet to be put up although the stand containing the text was already prepared to be put up.
I will post the picture of the model perhaps by tomorrow morning.
The text says the ship will be 107 metres long with a displacement of 2750 tonnes. That would make it a FFG not a LCS or SGPV.
The model sports a Bofors MK4 57mm gun, an eight (updated) cell ESSM launcher, a Rheimental FCR front and back, two 30mm Otobreda guns and a big helo deck.
Word is that the contract for the ship WILL NOT be signed at Lima though.