KUALA LUMPUR: Apart from the NGPV Batch 2 concept ship, BNS is also displaying its own conceptual design for the LMS Batch 2. Like the NGPV Batch 2 concept the LMS Batch 2 Concept is derived from conversations with the RMN on their requirements.
Unlike the first four LMS, the LMS Batch 2 will be build on an inhouse BNS hull. The ship will be longer than the LMS – two build in China and two by BNS – to accommodate a helicopter deck rated for a Super Lynx. The model is fitted with a 40mm Bofors gun with machine guns aft.
LMS Batch 2 Concept
It will have an enclosed mast similar to the LCS though it is unclear what type of radar to be used. Of course the final design will undergo further changes based on feedback from the end user. If the BNS proposal is accepted, the 14 further Batch 2 LMS will be a completely different from the China-made ones.
The lates China made LMS model
As for the China-made LMS, the steel cutting for the first of class is expected soon.
…graphic of a modified LMS with the current one. The top graphic is the CMN Combattante F65 concept
— Malaysian DefenceIf you like this post, buy me an espresso. Paypal Payment