FIC Batch 2 at LIMA 2023

LANGKAWI: Gading Marine Sdn Bhd is o two of its G2000 Mark II 18 metre FIC at LIMA 2023. One of boats is displayed at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), where the aerospace segment is held while the other at the Resorts World Langkawi the venue of the maritime segment.
Both boats are equipped with the Spanish-made Escribano Sentinel 2.0 remote control weapon station on top of the main cabin. The RWS is fitted with a dummy machine-gun. Two more machine-guns are fitted on pintle mounts on the aft deck.
I was told that the both FICs had just undergone harbour and sea trials before they made their way to Langkawi for the show. The two FICs displayed at LIMA and another two at Gading Marine facility at Lumut, Perak will undergo further sea and acceptance trials before delivery to the RMN, expected later this year.
The-then Defence Minister DS Ismail Sabri announced an order for 13 more FICs from Gading Marine in 2021 following the delivery of six FICs ordered from the same company under Op Benteng UOR.
It is unclear whether the six FIC ordered earlier will also be fitted with the same RWS as on the FIC Batch 2.
— Malaysian Defence.

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