SHAH ALAM: Industry sources has told Malaysian Defence that a 43 metre design from Fassmer has been selected for the MMEA’s New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) project.
The same design, albeit at 40 metres, are used for the Diana class patrol boats of the Royal Danish Navy and CPC-40 patrol boat of the Colombian Coast Guard. The RDN operate six Diana class boats while one CPC-40 is in service with the Colombians although plans call for another seven more vessels.
The Diana class patrol boats have a glass fibre body and a crew of 15 while the Colombian vessel has a hull from steel and accommodation for 24 crew. The NGPC will have
a steel hull however as stated by the MMEA’s specifications.
Both boats are fitted with twin MTU diesel engines and while the Diana class are only fitted with two 12.7mm HMGs, the Colombian one is fitted with a 25mm Typhoon RWS.
Both boats have an aft ramp to launch and recover an RHIB and has enough space to carry a standard size ISO container. For a more detailed look of the NGPC specifications go here
I am still looking for the local shipyard which had secured the deal with Fassmer as the NGPC tender stated that the boat will have to be built in Malaysia. The contract for the NGPC is expected to be signed at LIMA 15 in March.
It is still unclear whether the NGPCs will be delivered complete with UAVs as specified by the tender.
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